Biden Denied Communion at South Carolina Church: Stance on Abortion Cited

I hear Purgatory is nice this time of year, Joe!

source: MSN News/ Washington Post

Former vice president Joe Biden was reportedly denied Communion on Sunday morning at a church in Florence, S.C., where he was making a campaign stop.

The Rev. Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church, told a local newspaper that Biden, who is running in the 2020 presidential election, attended his church’s 9 a.m. Mass. Morey said he denied Biden Communion because of the Democratic candidate’s political stance on abortion.

“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that…….. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Rev. Robert E. Morey
Saint Anthony Catholic Church

This is not the first time Biden has been barred from receiving Communion over his stance on abortion rights. Biden was baptized and spent his early years in Scranton, Pa., where the bishop there had reportedly barred him from receiving Communion.

Joe Biden reportedly denied Communion at a South Carolina church because of his stance on abortion

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