Pres. Joe Biden Does Not See His Catholic Faith Through ‘Political Prism,' Jen Psaki Says
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that pro-abortion President Joe Biden does not see his Catholic faith "through a political prism," and his faith is personal to him.
"He (Biden) goes to church nearly every weekend. He even went when we were on our overseas trip. But it's personal to him, he doesn't see it through a political prism," Psaki noted.
Jen Psaki also said they are not going to comment on the inner workings of the Catholic Church, The Federalist reported.
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain said she was troubled by Biden's support of abortion despite saying he personally opposes it. McCain said the president is doing grave spiritual harm to himself and the country.
While discussing a recent decision by U.S. Catholic bishops that could result in a rebuke of the president for his abortion views, McCain argued that Joe Biden was "walking a very fine line" between his politics and personal faith.
Joe Biden reversed his stance on the Hyde amendment in 2019. The provision seeks to prevent the use of federal funds to pay for abortions in most cases. He excluded the Hyde Amendment from his proposed budget to Congress in May, Fox News reported.
McCain further noted that as far as she is concerned, abortion is murder, which means the government funding of the killing of the unborn.
McCain has a close relationship with Joe Biden as he was close to her father, Sen. John McCain. She noted that for someone who claims to be pro-life, she never understood this argument.
Jen Psaki had declined to directly answer a question from a reporter, asking if the president thinks a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being.
Psaki simply answered it by saying that Joe Biden "supports a woman's right to choose," according to another Fox News report.
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Joe Biden's Potential Communion Ban
Roman Catholic bishops in the United States have voted to press ahead with moves that could result in Joe Biden being banned from receiving communion due to his abortion stance.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently voted by three to one to draft new guidance on the eucharist, The Guardian reported. The Vatican had signaled its opposition regarding the matter.
Conservative bishops are behind the movement to draw up a new teaching document that seeks to say that Catholics who opposed the church's stance on abortion should be denied holy communion.
Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said they need to accept the discipline that those who persist in "grave sin" are not to be admitted to holy communion.
Meanwhile, a critic of Pope Francis and a leading conservative, Cardinal Raymond Burke, earlier said those politicians who publicly support abortion are "apostates."
Burke noted that these politicians should not only be barred from receiving communion but deserve excommunication.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said it is not the bishops who have brought them to this point, but rather it was some of the public officials.
Naumann said that Joe Biden is a Catholic president doing the most aggressive things they have seen on life at its most innocent.
Some U.S. bishops warned against the "weaponization" of the eucharist. Wilton Gregory of Washington and Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware, said the president is welcome to receive communion at their churches.
Joe Biden, the U.S.' second Catholic president, earlier said he personally opposes abortion but recognizes that others do not share his view.
When the president was asked whether he would be denied communion, he answered by saying it was a private matter and he does not think that it is going to happen.
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