In the Catholic faith, there are few moral absolutes on the level of abortion. Killing children in the womb, or being an accessory to it, brings on an automatic ex-communication. No bull from a bishop is necessary for this to happen. Abortion is one of the few mortal sins that bring this on a sinner.
This is why the obstinance of Catholic politicians who do not oppose abortion – and the clergy who will not call them out for it – is so confounding. The teaching on abortion is clear: it is never morally acceptable.
On Wednesday, Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of the season of preparation known as Lent when Catholics get their spiritual lives in order, the current occupant of the Oval Office, Creepy Uncle Joe Biden, was chatting with a reporter wearing the ashes he received earlier in the day to the words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return,” when the subject of abortion came up:
“I tell you what, I don’t want to get in a debate with you on theology, but you know…” Biden began.
“Well, anyway,” Biden continued after his wife interrupted him. “I’m not going to make a judgment for other people.”
Biden told reporters he was giving up “all sweets” for Lent.
“And you know me, I start off with dessert,” he said. “No ice cream. Nothing.”
I’ll believe that when I see it.
REPORTER: "As a Catholic, why do you support abortion?"
REPORTER: "But you're Catholic!" pic.twitter.com/KR7njW1cW9
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But, still, Dr. Jill pulled the old man away from any talk regarding iron-clad moral teaching of the Catholic Church that appears in one of the earliest writings that did not make the cut for the Bible (the Didache, or teachings of the Apostles). Catholics have always believed abortion to be wrong. Judging others has nothing to do with that.