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VP Biden presides at same-sex wedding

August 02, 2016

US Vice President Joe Biden has presided at the wedding of two White House aides.

Joe Mahshie and Brian Mosteller asked the vice president to officiate, the White House announced. Biden obtained temporary legal authority from the District of Columbia to act as a minister. 

Biden, who is Catholic, is a strong supporter of same-sex marriage.



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  • Posted by: billmccann7994 - Aug. 10, 2016 7:46 AM ET USA

    Joe Biden is not a Catholic. He is a CINO or Catholic In Name Only. These are the people to whom Jesus Christ meant when He referred to "false Prophets, to whom much has been given much will be asked & I don't know you." Those leaders who parade their Catholicism by dragging it in the mud have a lot for which to answer.

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Aug. 03, 2016 7:11 AM ET USA

    When will Cardinal Wuerl come to the aid of Joseph Biden? hahahahahahahahahaha.

  • Posted by: filioque - Aug. 02, 2016 6:47 PM ET USA

    Well, if this isn't "manifest grave sin" within the meaning of Canon 915, what is? Once upon a time, excommunication was used to call a public sinner to repentance by impressing on him the seriousness of his situation. It was an act of charity and mercy. When will Cardinal Wuerl come to the aid of Joseph Biden, who lives across the street from the Apostolic Nunciature within the Archdiocese of Washington?

  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Aug. 02, 2016 6:12 PM ET USA

    When will he get his appropriate ecclesiastical punishment?

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 02, 2016 5:55 PM ET USA

    Biden claims to be a Catholic. How can he "preside" over any ceremony advertised as a "wedding", much less the union of two homosexuals? Isn't such a union adultery and a violation of the Commandments? Hasn't he suborned mortal sin? How then can he present for the Eucharist? Will Wuerl revise his previous stance about refusing to use the Eucharist as a political statement? Will Wuerl then refuse to direct his priests to deny Biden if he presents for Communion? We already know the answer.

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 02, 2016 4:47 PM ET USA

    It's time for Bishops to draw a line in the sand: Excommunicate this guy, and very publicly. The persecution of Catholics is coming whether they do it or not. They might as well act forcefully and clearly.

  • Posted by: lak321 - Aug. 02, 2016 3:15 PM ET USA

    is he STILL receiving communion?