'Final straw': Priest warns Catholic bishops parishioners are furious church is choosing Trump over faithful Biden
Father Edward Beck spoke to CNN on Sunday to explain that the idea by Catholic bishops to punish pro-choice Democrats isn't going over very well with people who are for or against a woman's right to choose.
"I had mass this morning, a few of them actually, and unsolicited, I can't tell you how many people came up to me and were really upset about this," said Father Beck. "I mean, across the political spectrum. And basically what they were saying was, you had a former president who checked none of the 'life issue' boxes for the Catholic church except that he said he would appoint Supreme Court justices that could overturn Roe v. Wade. And that's all that seemed to matter."
He also recalled Trump's photo-op he did with the Bible after peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were tear-gassed in Lafayette Square. He also recalled the times in which Trump appeared to make fun of Pope Francis.
"And then you have Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, who is pro-choice, although he says he's personally opposed to abortion, and people are talking about denying him communion," Father Beck continued. "The reception of communion — people see it as really based in hypocrisy. I can't tell you, some said this is the final straw for them. If the bishops go ahead with that, that's it for them."
In an editorial, Father Beck characterized the blocking of communion as weaponizing something that is deeply personal and none of the business of the priest. At the same time, there's an overall concern that the American bishops would support Trump, who was against all Christian beliefs except for the issue of choice.
"I think one of the questions is, are there then other litmus tests about communion?" Father Beck continued. "What about other life issues? What about capital punishment? What about immigration? What about the environment? So, are we supposed to stand in a commune line with a checklist, and are we supposed to decide who is qualified to receive or is it just going to be this one issue?"
He went on to say that the word "communion" itself means "unity," and he said that the bishops have done nothing but divide people over politics, which the church shouldn't have any role in.
"In fairness to them, there's no document done yet," the priest explained. "So, it's going to be now drafted and we'll see in November what it actually says. Maybe there will be nothing about the reception of communion of President Biden or anybody else. Maybe it will be kind of an exhortation on the Eucharist. We just don't know. But remember, it has to pass two-thirds at that meeting to get approval of the bishops. And then Pope Francis has to approve it as well. And this is a pope who has said the Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect. It's medicine and nourishment for the weak. So, I don't know if I'm going to see Pope Francis approving a document that might exclude people from receiving communion based on these cultural hot-button issues."
Biden has long talked openly about his faith and how important it has been through the many tragedies in his life. Most recently, Biden wore his late son's rosary around his wrist. He also frequently flies home to attend services at his home church where his son, former wife and baby daughter are all buried.
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The progressive group Meidas Touch posted a Father's Day video attacking former President Donald Trump where it hurts, his desperate need for his father's love.
Trump's brother, Fred's namesake, fell out of favor with their father after entering the military and becoming a pilot. Donald Trump ultimately became his father's business heir being handed $10 million for his first investment, millions to bail him out of business flops, and millions more after his father passed away. It's unknown exactly how much money the firmer president was given but over the years he's certainly lost all of it.
Forbes reported in Oct. 2020 that Trump is over $1 billion in debt with businesses like Trump steaks, Trump airlines, Trump University, Trump casinos, Trump's "purest natural spring waters bottled in the world," Trump: The Game, Trump Magazine, Trump Mortgage and more, Rolling Stone wrote of his failed ventures.
Donald Trump celebrated Father's Day by attacking his foes and wishing a happy Father's Day to "losers."
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Trump-loving lawyer Lin Wood laments his children won't talk to him anymore — but he'll still fight for Trump
One of President Donald Trump's former legal pals took to social media Sunday to lament that for the second year in a row, his children won't speak to him on Father's Day.
This year, however, he promised that it doesn't matter because he's still dedicating his life to God, by being loyal to Trump.
"I will reverse roles and give them a gift which in time, they will cherish for the rest of their lives," Wood wrote. "My gift to them is my renewed commitment to fight the enemies of freedom so that my children and their children and generations of children to come, (sic) will breathe the fresh air of liberty."
He pledged that he would never quit his fight. "I only surrender to God," he continued. "'Insignificant' will not be on my tombstone."
Given the attacks from his foes and even from fellow Republicans, Wood certainly won't be forgotten, but he might be remembered in a way he wouldn't appreciate.
"One man CAN make a difference," Wood promised. "And every man should try. I know millions of Patriot (sic) fathers share my feelings and will give this same gift to their children today."
Wood maintains that Trump will rise to power in August and supports the idea of a military backchannel that Trump has to control the American Armed Forces. Neither is true. Wood is also being investigated for mental fitness by the Georgia State Bar Association.
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