Clergy Speak-Out On Joe Biden

Father James Altman, Pastor, St. James the Less, La Crosse, WI

"You cannot be a Catholic and a Democrat. Period." Source
Father John Boye, Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Cottage Grove, OR.

“It is particularly scandalous today that the most prominent Catholic politicians are the most anti-life. Such Catholics are truly wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Source
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Former Prefect of the Church's Highest Court

“Joe Biden is not a Catholic in good standing and he should not approach to receive Holy Communion.” Source
Fr. Kevin Cusick, Pastor, Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Benedict, Maryland

“Joe Biden is not a practicing Catholic. And practicing Catholics cannot vote for Biden for president in good conscience." Source
Bishop Thomas Daly, Bishop of Spokane

“But if abortion is intrinsically evil, which Bishop McElroy admits to, how can Catholics vote for a candidate like Biden? He has moved in an aggressive way to do all he can to make sure abortion is available. He has walked away from the Hyde Amendment. If elected, he will push for legislation that furthers abortion. He is not passive on this issue. There is no nuance. He has taken a strong stand.” Source
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Activist pro-life Catholic priest, regular on EWTN, member of Red Rose Rescues

“[Biden] is a walking and talking scandal to his Catholic faith and has rightly been refused the Eucharist because he persists in ongoing mortal sin thus separating himself from communion with the Church. He scandalizes the Catholic faith in so many ways that objectively he actually seems “anti Catholic” in his beliefs.” Source
Bishop Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville

“When a prominent Catholic politician [like Joe Biden] publicly and voluntarily officiates at a ceremony to solemnize the relationship of two people of the same-sex, confusion arises regarding Catholic teaching on marriage and the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics. What we see is a counter witness, instead of a faithful one founded in the truth.” Source
Fr. Edward Meeks, Pastor, Christ the King Church, Towson Maryland

“How dare you! How dare you present yourself so publicly as a faithful Catholic while trampling on the some of the Church’s most serious and most fervently held moral precepts?” Source
Fr. Robert Morey, Pastor, Saint Anthony Catholic Church, Florence, South Carolina

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden. Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.” Source
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Former Prelate of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

"Its better to vote for a good Protestant than a bad Catholic.” Source
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities

"Joe Biden was asked how he squared his support for legalized abortion with his Catholic faith. Again, he looked into the camera and said he believed in the sanctity of human life, but he did not think it right to impose his moral beliefs on others. Believing that an unborn child is an innocent human life and supporting the rights of others to kill this innocent child is anything but thoughtful. It is intellectually and morally an incoherent position.” Source
Father Michael O'Connor, Pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis, MS.

"Joe Biden embraces teachings that are absolutely and fundamentally opposed to the priorities of our Church, to protect life, to protect the sanctity and the holiness of marriage. He is, in some respects, an embarrassment to Catholicism.” Source
Fr. Michael Orsi, Priest of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey

“Joe Biden has stubbornly and contumaciously ignored Church teaching on abortion and Religious Freedom.” Source
Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, IL.

“Biden and Harris “support the Democratic Party Platform promoting abortion and calling for the use of federal taxpayer funding of abortion and the appointment of pro-abortion judges. Biden also pledged to restore the Obama-Biden policy that mandates churches, businesses, colleges, and religious orders like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide coverage for abortion pills in their employees’ health insurance plans.” Source
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life

“[Biden’s] failure to protect the unborn puts him not only in conflict with the Catholic faith but with the Christian Gospel, the Founding principles of America, the very meaning of public service, and basic human decency. You can’t kill babies, and you can’t authorize anyone else to do so.” Source
Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of South Bend, IN.

Regarding Joe Biden: “I believe it is wrong for Notre Dame to honor any 'pro-choice' public official with the Laetare Medal, even if he/she has other positive accomplishments in public service, since direct abortion is gravely contrary to the natural law and violates a very fundamental principle of Catholic moral and social teaching: the inalienable right to life of every innocent human being from the moment of conception. I also question the propriety of honoring a public official who was a major spokesman for the redefinition of marriage.” Source

Bishop Richard Stika, Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee

“[I] don't understand how Mr. Biden can claim to be a good and faithful Catholic as he denies so much of Church teaching, especially on the absolute child abuse and human rights violations of the most innocent, the not yet born. And he also praises his sidekick who has shown time and time again in senate hearings that she is an anti-Catholic bigot.” Source
Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, Texas

“As the Bishop of Tyler I endorse Fr Altman’s statement in this video. My shame is that it has taken me so long. Thank you Fr Altman for your COURAGE. If you love Jesus & His Church & this nation…please HEED THIS MESSAGE.” Source
Bishop Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, Rhode Island

“Biden-Harris. First time in awhile that the Democratic ticket hasn’t had a Catholic on it. Sad.” Source
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States

“[If Biden were elected,] we would find ourselves facing an Orwellian dictatorship desired by both the 'Deep State' and the 'Deep Church,' in which the rights that today are considered fundamental and inalienable would be trampled with the complicity of mainstream media." Source