Cardinal Burke Condemns ‘Scandal’ of Communion for Pro-Abort Politicians

Giving forthright comments on a number of current issues in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke condemned the practice of giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, as well as noting that the traditional Mass is in a state of “persecution.”

“This is what is referred to as scandal,” he said April 23, commenting on the practice of pro-abortion politicians receiving Holy Communion.

Cdl. Burke’s comments came at the end of an erudite speech expanding on the teaching of Christ as King, given to the New York Men’s Leadership Forum on Tuesday. After outlining the wealth of Catholic teaching on the Kingship of Christ, the cardinal fielded questions on a variety of topics, oriented heavily towards some of the more pressing matters in the Church’s internal debates.

“The fact that politicians, and I don’t need to mention any names, it’s too evident, who claim to be devout Catholics and who publicly promote an abomination like procured abortion or this transgender agenda or whatever else it may be, and they approach for Communion and are given Holy Communion – [it] scandalizes people,” he said, in a thinly-veiled reference to pro-abortion U.S President and self-proclaimed “Catholic,” Joe Biden.

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TAKE ACTION: Contact Bishop William Koenig at or 302.573.3100 and demand the excommunication of Joe Biden, thereby ending the scandal of Biden presenting himself as a ‘devout Catholic.’


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