Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Now Biden's a theologian....

From Ignatius Insight:

"My views are totally consistent with Catholic social doctrine," says Biden, a six-term Democratic senator from Delaware."

Senator Biden is, of course, "pro-choice" on abortion. He says he accepts the church's teaching on when human life begins. Therefore, he thinks it's up to you whether or not you kill what he regards as a child. He does not tell us where in "Catholic social doctrine" he derives a justification for that position.

On Sunday we played a little "Nancy vs. Actual Expert" game on the question of whether anyone actually knows when human life begins. Now we'll do the same with would-be theologian Joe Biden.

Joe Biden: "My views are totally consistent with Catholic social doctrine."

Actual Expert (Francis Cardinal Arinze): "Do you really need a cardinal from the Vatican to answer that? Get the children for first Communion and say to them, 'Somebody votes for the killing of unborn babies, and says, I voted for that, I will vote for that every time.' And these babies are killed not one or two, but in millions, and that person says, 'I'm a practising Catholic', should that person receive Communion next Sunday? The children will answer that at the drop of a hat. You don't need a cardinal to answer that."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They picked Biden because they hoped to win over blue-collar, ethnic Catholics in swing states. They are banking on the fact the most "Catholics" don't go to Mass, don't believe in the Real Presence, don't support the Church teaching on social issues... I.e., that for most "Catholics," Catholicism is more of an ethnic identity than a religion.

The problem is that even at so-called liberal parishes, the majority of Catholics seem to be pro-life. The anti-life crowd are a much smaller minority than the pro-gay or pro-contraception groups. I think Biden, being ardently anti-life, will have a much harder time winning over Catholics than a pro-life Catholic.