(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to reports, Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, criticized Vice President Joe Biden on social media. Biden claimed that Pope Francis and other Catholic bishops approved of federal funds for abortions across the United States.
Biden, a Catholic, has frequently discussed abortion. Especially during public calls for the House and Senate to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion.
Reports show Pope Francis has repeatedly condemned abortion with vehemence.
In 2019, the Pope compared abortion to hiring a hitman and condemned abortions based on the results of prenatal testing.
A White House press corps member informed Biden that Catholic bishops were demanding that federal tax dollars not be used to fund abortions.
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and head of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, urged Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion.
But president Biden, a self-described “devout” Catholic, responded falsely that neither the Pope nor all Catholic bishops demand an end to publicly funded abortions.
Reports reveal Strickland tweeted that Mr. Biden was not permitted to manipulate Pope Francis’s words in this manner. He humbly requested that the Vatican press office clarify that Pope Francis correctly refers to abortion as murder. Strickland wrote that the time has come to criticize Biden’s faux Catholicism.
The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., led by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, has not yet issued a public statement regarding Biden or Strickland.
However, Gregory denounced a group of Catholics who supported abortion who had, the year before, projected images onto the district’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, according to a report.
Gregory said in a statement that those whose antics projected words on the outside of the church building demonstrated by their pranks that they were truly outside the Church, and they did so at night. And he referenced John 13:30.
“As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.”