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Bishops for Biden

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Should Biden win the presidency, he will be the “second practicing Catholic” to hold that office, the media informs us without irony. Neither John F. Kennedy, with his prodigious womanizing, nor Biden, with his open hostility to Church teaching, justify that label. If anything, Biden has promised not to practice his faith. Like JFK, Biden […]

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Francis and Biden, Ideological Brothers

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In courting Catholic voters, Joe Biden never fails to mention his friendliness with Pope Francis. He boasts that he knows him “as well as anybody” and that they share the same spin on “social justice.” “We need to create a culture which, as Pope Francis reminds us, cannot just be based on the worship of […]

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Biden’s Catholic Con Job Continues

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This last week saw Joe Biden simultaneously advertising his “Catholic social justice” and touting his denial of it to unborn children. The former claim came at the virtual Al Smith dinner, the latter boast at last Tuesday’s debate. It is a measure of Joe Biden’s shamelessness that he seeks to snatch the Catholic and anti-Catholic […]

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Democrats First – Catholics Last

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Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, is considered one of the most powerful prelates in the United States. His power derives from his status as a member of the inner circle of Pope Francis. Where he stands on the presidential election, consequently, is a large window on FrancisChurch, and last week he gave the […]

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The Bishops Bail Out Biden

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Were the Republicans to run a Catholic for president who supported, say, segregation, the bishops wouldn’t hesitate to condemn that figure and warn their congregations not to vote for him. But the bishops apply no such condemnation or warning to Joe Biden, who is a dissenter in favor of abortion rights and gay marriage. Even […]

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The Malthusian Pope

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Most popes urge austerity as a means of saving one’s soul. Pope Francis urges it for a different reason: to save the planet. In keeping with that temporal focus, he called this last week for humans to adopt “simpler” lifestyles not for reasons of spirituality but out of “respect” for the earth: We also need […]

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Don’t Believe the Lies: Church Services, Done Correctly, Are Safe

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Scientists told us that church services during the coronavirus pandemic are “a dangerous environment.” They said we couldn’t go to church, or we would risk killing our elderly neighbors. That was likely true until we learned to wear masks and social distance. Now the evidence suggests that it is highly unlikely for the virus to […]

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The Vatican Goes to Bat for Biden

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In 2016, the Vatican was pulling for Hillary Clinton. Just days before the presidential election, Pope Francis renewed his criticism of politicians who speak about erecting “walls.” This led Slate and other publications to run such headlines as “It Sure Sounds Like Pope Francis Doesn’t Think Americans Should Vote for Trump.” Several Francis-friendly prelates ran […]

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Why Didn’t Kamala Harris Prosecute Abusive Priests?

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Perhaps the deepest and most troubling mystery of Kamala Harris’s tenure as a prosecutor centers on the disturbing issue of sexual abuse of children by priests,” writes Peter Schweizer in Profiles in Corruption. “During her decade-and-a-half tenure as a chief prosecutor, Harris would fail to prosecute a single case of priest abuse and her office […]