Spanish bishop laments that Biden is fashioning a religion to suit his support for abortion

David Ramos   By David Ramos for CNA


U.S. President Joe Biden at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021 / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Alicante, Spain, May 5, 2022 / 14:01 pm (CNA).

Given the repeated attempts by Joe Biden to present abortion as compatible with the Catholic faith, a Spanish bishop lamented that the US president is fashioning a religion to “suit himself.”

On Twitter, Bishop José Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of Orihuela-Alicante shared May 4 a picture of Biden referencing the president’s statement that “Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded, that the existence of a human life and being is a question.”

Commenting on Biden’s remarks, the prelate warned that “when we are not faithful to the received faith, we tend to fashion a religion to suit ourselves.”

Speaking with the press on May 3, Biden said that the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in the United States in 1973, “says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded, that the existence of a human life and being is a question.”

Biden then called into doubt when human life begins.

Biden’s remarks came in the context of the recent leak of a draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court, which would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, refuting the supposed “right” to abortion and letting each state determine its abortion legislation.

The authenticity of the leaked document was confirmed by the Supreme Court, which noted that this is not the final or official ruling, which is expected in June.

The president of the United States has repeatedly spoken out in support of legal abortion and has announced his desire to “expand access to contraception and protect the constitutional right to an abortion.”

Despite his support for the abortion agenda, Biden continues to receive the Eucharist.

Various bishops, including Bishop Munilla, have repeatedly rebuked Biden for his support for abortion despite being 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 would urge him to begin to act like one, especially on the life issues.”

“And to let his faith really inform his conscience and the decisions that he’s making, not the platform of his party,” he added.

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  1. Regarding capital punishment against unborn children, we find that it’s a Spanish (!) bishop who notices that king Biden is fashioning a religion to “suit himself.”

    Or rather, that the king wears not clothes, or is an empty suit, or whatever…A total turnaround from the scene in Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons” where the English Thomas More begins to fear for his own life, but the Duke of Norfolk reassures him: “This isn’t Spain, you know!”

    As for King Biden’s non-theological (!) and astonishing effort to replace science with back room alchemy, we have this from Thomas More: “Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King’s command make it round? And if it is round, will the King’s command flatten it? No, I will not sign.”

    Under radical secularism it is not only faith or religion, but even science itself which is rendered totally subjective…

    THIS, an extract from the Alioto Draft, is what most distresses King Biden and his screeching entourage. From the sweeping 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the live burial of elementary embryology in Casey v. Planned Parenthood: “At the heart of liberty, is the right to define one’s own concept of existence [!], of meaning and of the mystery of life.”

  2. Mr. President – FYI – Life begins at conception. It does now, it always has, and it always will. I know that the last time you met with Benedict XVI you talked about St. Thomas Aquinas, but I doubt that this came up.

    I don’t know any SERIOUS Catholic who thinks of you as a serious Catholic – not ONE. The fact that there are Catholics and non-Catholics who do consider you a serious Catholic is something that I and I would venture many others – find quite frightening.

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