It is fairly common knowledge that the Catholic faith as a whole stands against abortion.
It is also common knowledge that President Joe Biden claims to be Catholic, but he supports abortion with his policies.
This paradox seems to be quite confusing. Confusing enough that even Pop Francis has chosen to chime in on the subject.
As part of an interview that was made public this week via Univision, Pope Francis spoke out about the issue when he was questioned about whether or not it is right to give Holy Communion to politicians who choose to openly promote the carrying out of abortion.
The Holy Father first highlighted scientific studies that affirm that “a month after conception, the DNA of the fetus is already there, and the organs are aligned. There is human life.”
When it comes to President Biden, Pope Francis stated that for him to square with himself. “I leave it to [President Biden’s] conscience and that he speaks to his bishop, his pastor, his parish priest about that incoherence,” stated the Pope.
Biden is a self-professed “devout Catholic,” but he chooses to support the full-scale legalization of abortion on a federal level, which runs counter to the entrenched church dogma.
Back in October of 2021, the president met with the Pope in a 90-minute meeting. “Did the issue of abortion come up at all?” questioned one reporter. “No, it didn’t. It came up — we just talked about the fact that he was happy I was a good Catholic and keep receiving Communion,” claimed Biden.
This issue has also been plaguing another prominent Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She also claimed to be a devout catholic while also standing in support of abortion. She has gotten in a fight with her home pastor over the issue as well. The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, had blocked Pelosi from taking the Sacrament over her support.
“I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil,” he explained in a letter sent on the 20th of May to Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Just last month, Pelosi also met with Pope Francis and went to Mass, in which she took Communion. Pope Francis did preside over that particular Mass but did not carry out the distribution of the Communion himself, which means that the politician received the sacrament from one of the other priests during the service.