My blog friends Steve Dillard, Christopher Blosser, and Jay Anderson have started up the Catholics Against Joe Biden blog. I certainly hope they are as effective as the Catholics Against Rudy effort was. All pro-abortion politicians are annoying, but pro-abortion Catholic are a special effrontery to the Gospel of Life. Sen. Joe Biden is not as pro-abortion as Sen Obama is, though very few people on the face of the planet are. Sen. Biden’s voting record is decidedly mixed and I applaud him on his vote that were pro-life and pray that he repents of his votes that weren’t.. It is rather sad that like other Democrats that seek power in the Democratic Party that he was once pro-life. Even from a political perspective being pro-abortion is a liability for the most part and few such as President Clinton manage to overcome it (though by pretending to hold a more moderate view).
The new blog has a good synopsis of his voting record.
Maybe there are some Catholics that will be upset by a pro-abortion Catholic veep that would have been willing to vote for Obama otherwise – but it is probably a small group. Though I also suspect that there are many Catholics who don’t realize how radically pro-abortion Sen Obama is, though finally this issue is getting some mainstream coverage. We are not likely to get a sequel to the Sen. Kerry so-called Communion wars since Sen. Biden’s diocese currently doesn’t have a bishop. Bishop W. Francis Malooly will be installed on September 8th.
I do hope that this ticket goes the way of other tickets that included a pro-abortion Catholic. Kerry-Edwards, Mondale/Ferraro, and Obama/Biden would make a nice tripple-play.
Dawn Eden reminded me of this quote from Sen. Biden in 2005
The next Republican that tells me I’m not religious, I’m going to shove my rosary beads down their throat.
Many people are not aware of the Uvula Mysteries.as one of my Plurk friends replied are only prayed on election day.
In the Uvula Mysteries you have the following meditations
For there is no truth in their mouth;
their heart is destruction,
their throat is an open sepulchre,
they flatter with their tongue. Psalm 5.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, Psalm 149
You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12
Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man." Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and so passes on? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a man.
"Their throat is an open grave,
they use their tongues to deceive."
"The venom of asps is under their lips." Romans 3
Senator Biden certainly picked a set of mysteries that fit politicians to the T.
Dawn Eden also quipped in her hilarious style "Keep your rosaries off my uvula!"