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crimycarny

(1,351 posts)
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:17 PM Oct 2019

Really CNN? "Biden denied communion"

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This has been a headline on their page for the last couple of days. The headline is written in a way to imply it's something "bad" and unusual versus something that has happened to many Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the past. And it's not about Joe Biden as a person, it's due to his support for abortion rights. Of course, that is left out of the headline as well. Towards the end of the article is this sentence:

"Catholic Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates have been denied communion over their support for abortion rights several times in recent decades -- at times exposing deep cultural rifts between conservative and moderate Catholics in the church's hierarchy."

This thing has been up for two days now, it's not breaking news and I couldn't care less.

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Really CNN? "Biden denied communion" (Original Post) crimycarny Oct 2019 OP
That is good thing in Democratverse tirebiter Oct 2019 #1
I agree with the OP - it's more MSM ratfuckery TheRealNorth Oct 2019 #2
All one has to do is goggle to get the photos of Pope Francis with President Obama, his VP and Kerry karynnj Oct 2019 #4
I think it is outrageous that the priest made a public statement about it. yellowcanine Oct 2019 #3
The priest was out of line Norbert Oct 2019 #5
After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING Omaha Steve Oct 2019 #6

tirebiter

(2,541 posts)
1. That is good thing in Democratverse
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:25 PM
Oct 2019

One of the reasons we couldn’t count on Pennsylvania going blue for a long time was the politicians and union guys would not leave the alter for Sunday activities only. As I remember the trick is to do confession just before you do communion. Correct me, please, we must be diverse and all.

TheRealNorth

(9,514 posts)
2. I agree with the OP - it's more MSM ratfuckery
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:38 PM
Oct 2019

So what if one right-wing priest decides to make a political statement by denying him communion. I doubt even the Vatican would endorse this.

karynnj

(59,524 posts)
4. All one has to do is goggle to get the photos of Pope Francis with President Obama, his VP and Kerry
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:51 PM
Oct 2019

With all three, they and the Pope are all smiles. For Catholics, Biden and Kerry, it was clearly a big deal.

yellowcanine

(35,716 posts)
3. I think it is outrageous that the priest made a public statement about it.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:46 PM
Oct 2019

I think the Vatican should discipline that priest for that. Furthermore, he does not know what Joe may have confessed or not confessed to another priest, so it is not in his place to sit in judgement on him by denying him communion.

Norbert

(6,053 posts)
5. The priest was out of line
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:17 PM
Oct 2019

I grew up Catholic. Priest do not make the determination of who receives Communion. This is strictly between the person and God.

Omaha Steve

(100,022 posts)
6. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:49 PM
Oct 2019

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