US Archbishop: Biden "Not In Communion With Catholic Faith"

US President Joe Biden “is not in communion with the Catholic faith,” retired Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, 78, said at a Eucharistic Symposium on October 22 (

He referred to Biden’s “apostasy on the abortion issue,” adding that "any priest who provides Communion to the president participates in his hypocrisy.”

When you freely break communion with the Church and her teachings, you can’t pretend to be in communion when it’s convenient,” Chaput explained.

For Chaput this is a form of lying, “In a sane world, Biden's unique public leadership would make — or should make — public consequences unavoidable.”

Chaput notices [sarcastically] that American Catholics "succeeded" in their 200-year struggle to fit into mainstream American culture,

“But in the process, we’ve been digested and bleached out by the culture, rather than leavening it in a fertile way with a distinctive Catholic witness.”