Prominent Catholics React to ‘Scandalous’ SOTU – Biden’s Bishops Complicit in Their Silence

Delaware’s William Koenig and Washington’s Wilton Gregory are complicit in Biden’s sins with their silence.

Many prominent Catholics took to X (formerly Twitter) Thursday to slam President Joe Biden after he delivered his final State of the Union Address before facing voters in November.

The president spent a significant amount of time during the first part of his speech discussing his support of creating federal “rights” to abortion and in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

A Gallup poll from last month asked respondents what they thought was “the most important problem” facing the country today. Twenty-eight percent of respondents – the largest proportion – said it was “immigration.” This was up eight points from the previous month’s poll.

Twenty percent said “government” was the most important problem, compared with 12% who said the economy in general and 11% who indicated that it was inflation.

Only 3% of the poll’s respondents identified “foreign policy” as the most pressing issue. Despite this, Biden heavily focused on Putin’s Russia at the beginning of and throughout his speech.

Meanwhile, he did not speak about the intensifying crisis at the nation’s southern border until well into the speech. Even then, he used it as an opportunity to bash congressional Republicans and announce his support for a defeated, mostly Democratic-supported bill that would have allocated three times more money toward the Ukrainian war effort than toward U.S. border security.

Biden only mentioned the murder of Laken Riley after he was pressed by a Republican congresswoman. In doing so, he mispronounced the victim’s name.

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  • Ezekiel 3:18 – When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.
  • Ezekiel 33:79 – “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die fortheir sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.
  • 1 Timothy 5:20 – As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.
  • Romans 16:17 – I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
  • Titus 3:10-11 – As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
  • James 5:19-20 – My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
  • Luke 17:3 – Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
  • Matthew 18:17 – If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:6 – Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
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