Bishop Joseph Strickland Wins National Pro-Life Award for Fighting Abortion

A Catholic bishop who called Joe Biden a “fake Catholic” for supporting abortion and who denied communion to Nancy Pelosi for endorsing abortion will receive an award from a national pro-life group.

Earlier this year, Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas called out Joe Biden, saying he’s a “fake Catholic” for falsely claiming the Catholic Church supports abortion.

Biden lied to a Catholic reporter and falsely claimed the nation’s Catholic bishops do not oppose forcing Americans to fund abortions even though the Catholic Church has a longstanding pro-life position against tax-funded abortions.

Strickland said he was engaging in “fake Catholocism.”

“Mr. Biden can’t be allowed to twist the words of Pope Francis in this way,” Strickland tweeted. “I implore the Vatican press office to emphatically clarify that Pope Francis rightly calls abortion murder. It is time to denounce Biden’s fake Catholicism.”

Last year, Strickland banned pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion in his diocese “until she repents and stops advocating the murder of children.”

“Pray for her heart to be turned to God & away from the power of this world,” the bishop added.

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