Despite the long-running sore of the Roman Catholic child sexual rape and abuse scandals I have a Parish, which, at long last: has produced a priest who comes complete with a full set, if you get my meaning.
For long enough, American Politicians have used their allegiance to one religion or another as a crutch, to be used, or rather trotted out, whenever other convenient excuses are not relevant, or available. Instances are legion, from the much-vaunted Family-values type Roman Catholicism of the late President Kennedy; despite his eternally unzipped trousers, despite his virtual satyriasis with unknown numbers of eager female conquests; to the cack-handed warblings of ‘Peanuts’ Prez. Jimmy Carter from a Baptist pulpit.
But at last, a Roman Catholic priest has snapped back at the continuing apologia from politicians. Biden, who earlier this year reversed course on his long held stance in favour of the (Abortion Federal Funding) Hyde Amendment, was attending a worship service at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, when he attempted to receive the sacrament. The former vice president, however, was rebuffed by the church’s pastor, Father Robert E. Morey, because of his support for abortion.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey told the Florence Morning News on Monday. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.”
Many things can and have been said about the Catholic Hierarchy, in America, in Ireland and around the globe; and they have thoroughly deserved the buckets of scorn and derision heaped upon the senior prelates of that ancient organisation, but when a simple Parish priest say, bluntly; “These are our beliefs, these are our Commandments: if you break your word, you do not deserve to avail yourself of the Sacraments.”; its a sign that the People have watched, and waited, and finally begun, in a small but highly significant way, to show their contempt for those who would be their masters!
Joe Biden, a Presidential Candidate, an ex-Vice President, and a Catholic, has been shown, in the most express way, that he cannot expect to run with the hounds, and with the fox, at the same time!