Last night’s Vice Presidential debate was memorable for many odd reasons like interruptions and laughing but, it was also memorable for the stark difference between two Catholics. One who defended his Church from the assault of the other and one who denied he had assaulted his Church to the other.
In defense of his Catholic Church from the assaults of Obama and Biden, Paul Ryan said:
“Look at what they’re doing through ObamaCare with respect to assaulting the religious liberties of this country. They’re infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion by infringing on Catholic Charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals. Our church should not have to sue our federal government to maintain their religious liberties.”
Denying his role on the assault on his Catholic Church, Joe Biden said:
“With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution Catholic or otherwise… none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”
Ryan came back with:
“If they agree with you then why would they keep suing you?”
Vice President Biden’s statement above is blatant and disturbing false witness. The Pope knows it, the bishops know it, the laity know it and worst of all he knows it. He is willingly being an accessory to sin.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will breath the desire to speak the truth into Vice President Biden.
O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.