Alicante, Spain, May 5, 2022 / 2:01 p.m. (CNA).
Given Joe Biden’s repeated attempts to present abortion as compatible with the Catholic faith, a Spanish bishop has lamented that the US president is fashioning a religion “to his liking”.
On Twitter, Bishop José Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of Orihuela-Alicante on May 4 shared a photo of Biden referencing the president’s statement that “Roe is saying what all fundamental dominant religions have historically concluded, that the existence of a life and of a human being is a question”.
Commenting on Biden’s remarks, the Prelate warned that “when we are not true to received faith, we tend to fashion a religion that suits us.”
Speaking to the press on May 3, Biden said the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade who legalized abortion in the United States in 1973, “says what all fundamental mainstream religions have historically concluded, that the existence of human life and being is a matter.”
Biden then questioned the beginning of human life.
Biden’s remarks came amid the recent leak of a Supreme Court draft majority opinion, which would overturn Roe v. Wade, refuting the so-called “right” to abortion and letting each state determine its abortion laws.
The authenticity of the leaked document was confirmed by the Supreme Court, which noted that it was not the final or official decision, which is expected in June.
The President of the United States has repeatedly spoken out in favor of legal abortion and announced his desire “to expand access to contraception and to protect the constitutional right to abortion”.
Despite his support for the abortion agenda, Biden continues to receive the Eucharist.
Various bishops, including Bishop Munilla, have repeatedly chastised Biden for supporting abortion despite being a Catholic.
In October 2021, the Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas and then chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Joseph Naumann, said that Biden “likes to call himself a devout Catholic. I urges him to begin to act like one, especially on matters of life.
“And to let his faith inform his conscience and the decisions he makes, not his party platform,” he added.
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