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Cardinal Raymond Burke Says ‘Pro-Abortion’ Joe Biden is ‘Not a Catholic in Good Standing’

Stephen Kokx

October 2, 2020

One of the most prominent Catholic churchmen in the United States has just denounced Joe Biden for his radical views on abortion.

During a recent interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Cardinal Raymond Burke said Joe Biden should not present himself for the Eucharist.

"Certainly, he is not a Catholic in good standing, and he should not approach to receive Holy Communion," Burke said.

“A Catholic may not support abortion in any shape or form," he continued. “It is one of the most grievous sins against human life and has always been considered to be intrinsically evil. And therefore, to support the act is a mortal sin."

Burke isn’t the only prelate to take issue with Biden’s liberal policies. In October of 2019, Biden was denied communion while attending Mass in Florence, South Carolina.

“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church,” Fr. Robert E. Morey at St. Anthony Catholic Church said at the time. “Our actions should reflect that…any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Cardinal Burke is one of the more outspoken conservative members of the College of Cardinals. And this is not the first time he has singled out Biden for his views.

During an appearance on Fox News in January, Burke told anchor Martha McCallum that Joe Biden has “a consistent record of being pro-abortion” and that “no devout Catholic can…justify voting for legislation, policies that promote abortion.”

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