Joe Biden and the Blessed Sacrament
The dispute over whether Roman Catholics who facilitate abortions should be permitted to receive the Blessed Sacrament appears to be coming to a head as President Joseph R. Biden Jr., a public Roman Catholic and public abettor of abortion, continues to attend Mass regularly and receive.
The Church has condemned abortion as being among the gravest of sins. To Catholics, the baby in the womb is a distinct human being who enjoys the right to live, and the Blessed Sacrament is not a symbol; it is substance. It is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and there are necessary preconditions to its reception.
Can a person who facilitates killing a class of innocent human beings worthily receive the Blessed Sacrament? In a word: No. Here is the backstory.
There is no ambiguity in the Church’s teaching about abortion. It is the gravest of evils. All humans have the right to live from conception to natural death. It is a core teaching of the Church: “Thou shalt not kill.”
Also core among the Church’s teachings is that Catholics have a duty to inform their consciences of what the Church teaches, to exercise their informed reason in distinguishing right from wrong and to conform their acts to core Church teachings. A properly formed conscience will conclude that it is always wrong intentionally to kill an innocent human life. I doubt that Biden disagrees with these principles. If he does, he is in the wrong church.
The stumbling block for Biden and other Catholic supporters of abortion is whether or not the baby in the womb is a person. If the
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