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March 18, 2013

Papal Fantasy

Life News reports that Vice President Joe Biden has made his presence at Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass the subject of his latest outbreak of foot-in-mouth.

Now, Biden has said he plans to attend the celebratory Mass. He confirmed he will be attending a reception tonight with the presidential delegation to the inaugural mass with American officials based in Rome. Biden says he has to attend “or I’ll lose my soul.”

Biden’s comment came as he met at the Villa Aurelia with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, according to reporters on the scene.

“We invited the American cardinals to a reception,” Biden told Nikolic. “So unless I’m prepared to join the Eastern Orthodox Church, as a Roman Catholic, I’d better show up or I’ll lose my soul.”

Based on his latest about abortion, he’d probably do better to go to the United Church of Christ:

In the interview with the Delaware News Journal, Biden continued to misrepresent the position of the Catholic Church on abortion in a way that has gotten him in trouble.

“But throughout the church’s history, we’ve argued between whether or not it is wrong in every circumstance and the degree of wrong. Catholics have this notion, it’s almost a gradation,” Biden claimed.

So here’s my papal fantasy. When Biden comes up to the Pope on the receiving line that will follow the Mass, Francis leans in and says, “You’re a lot more likely to lose your soul if you continue to support abortion and lie about the church’s position.”

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Very excited and proud son #1 is graduating from the Air Force Academy this May. 

Not very excited to know Joe Biden is speaking at the graduation (but he does have nice teeth).  Just a heartbeat away from being President…

[1] Posted by B. Hunter on 3-18-2013 at 05:06 PM · [top]

Pope Francis has been on record in South America against communion for pro-abortion politicians.  For Biden to receive at this mass will be a slap in the face to his new spiritual leader.

[2] Posted by Katherine on 3-18-2013 at 06:14 PM · [top]

Yes, Joe, throughout the history of the church, we have debated on what constitutes a sin and is something always wrong in all circumstances.

And you know what?  The definitive teaching has been decided that abortion does constitute a grave wrong and is always wrong.  Now, there is an exception - the principle of double effect.  Say, in the case of an ectopic pregnancy or in the middle of a miscarriage.  The mother’s life is at grave and immediate risk.  There is no way to save the foetus.  Continuing the pregnancy will only result in the death of both mother and baby.  In that case - and no other - where a surgeon operates or a doctor treats the woman in order to save her life, with the concurrent result that the pregnancy is terminated, then and only then is it permissible.

You can’t carry out an abortion and pretend you’re doing it to save the mother’s life if there is any other way of treating the condition and continuing a viable pregnancy.

Think of it like an election result, Joe.  Once all the valid votes have been counted, the result stands.  Someone can’t come along later and say “Hey, I didn’t vote in that election, but if I did, it would have been for the other guy so you are not elected!”

See?  It’s easy, once you get your head around the idea that there is only one pope and he is not you!

[3] Posted by Martha on 3-18-2013 at 06:50 PM · [top]

Nancy Pelosi is also representing the president, as is the president of Georgetown University and the governor of New Mexico (a pro-life Republican). Its hard to see this delegation as anything but a cynical ploy by the president to spot on Catholics: at least two Catholics who support the murder of unborn babies and repeatedly lie about the Church’s teaching. I suspect the president of Georgetown is a lefty, and the token pro-life Republican gives the POTUS cover.

Catholics virtually never refuse to give Communion to anyone who presents themselves. I won’t go into the ins and outs of that, much less justify it. But its a thing. So expect the American networks to show these rank heathens receive, demonstrating conclusively that the Church doesn’t REALLY oppose abortion.

Yes, I’m disgusted.

[4] Posted by Words Matter on 3-18-2013 at 07:06 PM · [top]

Remember how every time Dan Quayle spoke, the MSM put it out there as yet another stupid comment from the Veep? Biden usually gets a pass. I hope the Pope passes him by as well. He might be more likely to lose his wafer if he continues to support abortion and lie about the church’s position.

[5] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 3-18-2013 at 07:47 PM · [top]

#4, the networks may think that’s what it will demonstrate, but what it will really demonstrate is the depths of the contempt the liberal Catholic politicians have for their faith.

[6] Posted by Katherine on 3-18-2013 at 08:13 PM · [top]

What’s with the doofus comment about “unless I’m prepared to joing the EOC?”  Maybe I’m wrong but I believe that for the most part Serbia is Orthodox.  Seems like a backhanded slap at his host to me.  Of course, Joe is a pro at backhanded slaps.

[7] Posted by Nikolaus on 3-18-2013 at 08:31 PM · [top]

“So unless I’m prepared to join the Eastern Orthodox Church, as a Roman Catholic, I’d better show up or I’ll lose my soul.”

With all due respect, I think Mr Biden needs to worry more about his brain than his soul, with comments like this. 

Not being American, I have no thoughts about Mr Biden as a politician one way or another, but his grasp of theology is bizarre. 

Although on reflection, he might make a good successor to Bishop Shannon Johnston…

[8] Posted by MichaelA on 3-18-2013 at 10:28 PM · [top]

Biden’s grasp of everything is bizarre. Some of us in America think that Obama chose Biden as Vice President because he saw the choice as life insurance.

[9] Posted by Nellie on 3-18-2013 at 11:13 PM · [top]

Nellie, that reminds me of the story about Charles II and his younger brother James.

When James warned him against walking out one day without guards, Charles replied, “Dear brother, you may depend upon it that nobody will ever think of killing me to make you king.”

[10] Posted by MichaelA on 3-19-2013 at 01:04 AM · [top]

“So unless I’m prepared to join the Eastern Orthodox Church, as a Roman Catholic, I’d better show up or I’ll lose my soul.”

MichaelA, I was going to comment on that, but I haven’t got a clue what he was talking about, so I decided to let it go. I suspect it’s part of Biden’s habit of engaging his mouth while his brain is still getting back from his last trip.

[11] Posted by David Fischler on 3-19-2013 at 11:24 AM · [top]

Whoooops…too late…already gone….sold it to the Dems to be Veep.  wink

[12] Posted by B. Hunter on 3-19-2013 at 05:07 PM · [top]

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