ROME – Catholic League President Bill Donohue said Friday that “healthy skepticism” remains over President Joe Biden’s unconfirmed claim that Pope Francis called him a “good Catholic” and encouraged him to “continue to receive communion.”
Biden met with Pope Francis at the Vatican for about 75 years minutes On Friday morning, then reporters asked him if the issue of abortion had arisen during their meeting.
“No, it’s not,” Biden he said. “It showed up – we just talked about him being happy that I’m a good Catholic and that I should continue to receive communion.”
Given what we know about the Vatican’s treatment of the meeting and Biden’s long record of lying on a number of important matters, we maintain a healthy skepticism about the president’s extradition, “said Dr. Donohue countries.
Without punches, Donohue writes that he is a “Biden pathological liar,” making his portrayal of the encounter questionable at best.
The president’s promiscuous relationship with the truth spans more than 50 years, Donohue observes, and includes recurring episodes of plagiarism, twisting of facts, misrepresentation, and random storytelling, all confirmed by left-wing media outlets such as Slate and Washington Post, which are firmly in Biden’s corner.
In 1987, for example, Slate recounted that Biden was not just plagiarizing the speech of British Labor leader Neil Kinnock, but had appropriated personal biographical facts from Kinnock’s life as if it were his own.
Biden “plagiarized the speeches of Robert Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey,” Donohue notes, and “admitted to receiving an ‘F’ in a law school course because he plagiarized five pages of a published article.”
The Washington Post documented a series of lies Biden told about his academic credentials, including claims that he graduated with a “three degrees” from the University of Delaware. (He received it.) He also stated that he graduated as the best in his class at Syracuse Law School. (He was 76th in class 85.)
It has been lately Publication also published a list of 78 false or misleading statements Biden made in his first 100 days in office.
It is for these reasons, Donohue said, “that we are skeptical of Biden’s report on what the pope told him at their meeting.”
The Vatican, however, declined to comment on Biden’s presentation of what happened between him and the pope. Asked if the pope had said that Biden should continue to receive Holy Communion, Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See’s press office, replied: “The interview would be considered a private conversation and is limited to what was said in the statement for the public, “who did not mention such a comment.