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Joe Biden during his visit to Kiev and meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in 2016.

Biden touts Catholic faith as campaign falters

Feb 19, 2020

Presidential candidate Joe Biden highlighted his Catholic faith in a new campaign ad, released on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The former frontrunner for... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal Dolan on Biden communion denial: 'I wouldn't do it'

Oct 31, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy Communion to... Read more

Presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden makes a speech at a campaign stop at the River Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Biden communion denial was required by diocesan policy

Oct 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro, JD Flynn

A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and political candidates... Read more

Vice president of USA Joe Biden during his visit to Kiev and meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

After communion denial, what does Joe Biden think about abortion?

Oct 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s denial of reception of Holy Communion in South Carolina on Sunday has renewed scrutiny of his... Read more

Joe Biden.

Biden denied communion at SC parish over abortion stance

Oct 28, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A South Carolina Catholic priest reportedly denied Holy Communion to  presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday, because of the candidate’s... Read more

Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden makes a speech at a campaign stop at the River Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Biden quizzed over abortion flip-flop during debate

Aug 1, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) used Wednesday evening’s Democratic primary debate to challenge former Vice President Joe Biden on his past... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Jun 10, 2019

Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. vice president Joe Biden in Vatican City, April 29, 2016.

Under pressure, Biden now supports federal abortion funding

Jun 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in... Read more

Joe Biden.

Biden faces Democratic criticism over support for Hyde Amendment

Jun 6, 2019

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is facing opposition within the Democratic Party after voicing his support for the Hyde... Read more

Then Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

Biden backs federal abortion protections 'if necessary'

May 22, 2019

Joe Biden would support federal laws protecting abortion rights “should it become necessary,” according to his campaign staff.  Read more

United States Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden gay marriage flap prompts response from Catholic bishops

Aug 5, 2016

Just days after United States Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony, three leading bishops aimed for... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. vice president Joe Biden at the International Conference on Regenerative Medicine in Vatican City, April 29, 2016.

At Vatican, Joe Biden calls for worldwide effort to fight cancer

Apr 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden went to the Vatican for a summit on regenerative medicine, where he offered praise to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other participants in the Cellular Horizons conference at the Vatican April 29, 2016.

Pope advocates for 'globalization of empathy' in curing rare diseases

Apr 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis told participants in a Vatican stem cell summit that a renewed sense of empathy ought to... Read more

Joe Biden.

This is 'wrong,' bishop tells Notre Dame for awarding Joe Biden

Mar 15, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden's “gravely irresponsible” rejection of Catholic teaching on abortion and marriage should disqualify him from Notre Dame's... Read more

Beau Biden, who died May 30 of brain cancer.

Death of Joe Biden's son draws prayers from Delaware bishop

Jun 1, 2015

Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington has offered his condolences and prayers to Vice President Joe Biden and his family,... Read more