Does Joe Biden still accept communion?

Though he was asked not to by the Catholic Church.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    We don't really know whether he has been specifically, personally asked not to present himself for Communion by his own archibishop; usually this is initially done privately. My sense is that he is still receiving, based on a recent interview, because he believes he is a devout Catholic. I'm not sure how he squares that with his rather relativist view of abortion, and especially in the face of the very clear terms in which Cardinal Eagan recently framed it.

    Contrary to a few of the opinions here, we do have a right to question this when it involves a public figure if they are giving scandal to the Church -- the rest of us, in other words -- by appearing to thumb their noses at the requirement we all have to receive in a state of grace. That's not some arbitrary rule, it's Scriptural (1 Corinthians 11:27-30).

    The other who have mentioned that Abp. Chaput of Denver was the one who publicly stated that Biden, Pelosi, et al, shouldn't receive Communion are correct, but I don't know of any US bishop who wouldn't agree.

    If he has somehow rationalized this in his mind, I pray that he comes to true repentance and reconciliation. He is our brother, and I'm not about to condemn him, but I do feel sadness for him.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Who said Biden should not take communion? THE ARCHBISHOP OF DENVER. Not the Vatican, and not "the Catholic Church" - not even Biden's own archbishop. Stop spreading misinformation, and next time check your facts.

  • 5 years ago

    Any Catholic priest who recognizes Joe Biden and believes that Mr. Biden approves of abortion, can and should deny Uncle Joe from the sacrament....PERIOD!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You have your facts wrong.

    The Archbishop of Denver said he shouldn't take it.

    That Archbishop has no authority over Biden who lives in the diocese of Delaware and the Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  • 1 decade ago

    The catholic church has no authority to tell anyone they can or can not accept communion. It is strictly between the person and God.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    yes

    even though i only saw a 5 min interveiw , he seemed to be very devout Catholic

    you need to back up such an allegation.

    i think it is a rumor that he is not asked to by the catholic church

  • I'm not sure, but why would the church ask him not to. He hasn't committed any sin to be excommunicated. If your talking about abortion rights, he has a duty by law to enforce that law. It doesn't mean he is pro abortion. The Catholic church would have a pretty small congregation if they excommunicated everyone who was pro choice or used birth control.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, he rejects communion.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who gives a crap. Religion isn't the point anyway and shouldn't have ANYTHING to do with politics.

    Religion is like kinky sex... no one elses damned business.

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