Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City chided President Joe Biden for calling himself a devout Catholic while his policies are doing everything he can to expand abortion so that ultimately the very taxpayers who are against this crime end up funding it.
In an interview with The Catholic World Report, Naumann debunked that Biden is actually a practicing Catholic since his actions go against the church’s doctrine.
“The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching,” the archbishop stated.
Naumann added, “It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching.”
Shortly after taking office, Biden rescinded the Mexico City policy that prevented public funds from being used to finance abortions outside the United States.
The decision drew much criticism from pro-life organizations that view the advancement of the Democratic administration’s pro-abortion agenda with great concern.
Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life said that Biden’s decision goes against a large majority of Americans.
“The government should never force taxpayers to fund abortions, either here or abroad, but should work to protect the inherent dignity of all persons, born and unborn,” Mancini stated.
At the same time that Biden promised to make abortion the “law of the land” officials in his administration also hinted that the president would seek to “decode” the Hyde Amendment, which is the only obstacle to the federal government from using taxpayer money to promote and fund the abortion industry.
When the archbishop was asked about this issue, he said, “The greatest concern I have is that the president and speaker of the House want to do away with the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal tax dollars from funding abortion.”
He added, “The pro-abortion side is moving away from the language of “choice,” and is coercing people to get involved with abortion, in this case using their tax dollars for something they believe is immoral.”
Naumann urged the faithful to “speak strongly” to their respective representatives because the measure “is unacceptable.”
Catholics should not be confused by president’s message
On more than one occasion Biden was seen publicly entering the church to attend Mass. His social media team more than once posted photos of the Democrat sitting in church, apparently praying.
But Naumann explained that it is important for people not to be confused by the president’s words and actions that through the constant bombardment of information in the media, have a long-term impact: People end up normalizing that a “Catholic” agrees with abortion.
“What he is doing now is usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people. He’s declaring that he’s Catholic and is going to force people to support abortion through their tax dollars. The bishops need to correct him, as the president is acting contrary to the Catholic faith,” Naumann said.
“Although people have given this president power and authority, he cannot define what it is to be a Catholic and what Catholic moral teaching is,” the archbishop said.