A U.S. Catholic bishop who is also a decorated Navy chaplain is publicly praying for President Joe Biden to convert from being pro-abortion to pro-life and to start adhering to Catholic teaching when it comes to respecting all human life, from womb to tomb.
“We’re going to pray for him every day, every Sunday Mass in the prayer of the faithful,” said Bishop Joseph Coffey, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, in an April 11 homily during a mobile Mass outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Washington, D.C.
“We’re going to pray for our President,” continued Bishop Coffey, “for conversion, that Joe Biden suddenly wakes up and says ‘I’ve been wrong,’ and he publicly renounces his pro-choice position.”
“We pray that that happens before he dies. That’s the greatest gift we could give him. Not condemn him. Pray for him, because he needs a conversion of his heart,” the bishop added.
Before becoming a bishop, Coffey was arrested about a dozen times for his involvement in protesting abortion with Operation Rescue. As bishop for the military archdiocese, he serves Catholics on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
During his homily, Bishop Coffey noted the disconnect between a justice system that gives abortionist Kermit Gosnell a life sentence for murdering babies born alive after failed abortions while doing nothing to stop doctors murdering babies still living in their mothers’ wombs.
“But that same baby the day before — it’s still in its mother’s womb — can be legally killed. And the doctor makes a lot of money – and it’s the same baby! We all get it. Why don’t others? Why don’t they see what’s so obvious? That’s the inexplicable part,” he said.
Coffey said that if Biden converted and started followed the Church’s teachings on life, he “could do so much good for this cause for the babies.”
“He says he doesn’t want to impose his values on others,” the bishop said of Biden. “Every time he does an executive order, he’s imposing his values on people. He’s done it like 50 times since he was elected. And yet when it comes to the Hyde amendment and the Mexico City amendment, he doesn’t see the disconnect. Why is that?”
The bishop’s Mass outside the Planned Parenthood center happened on Divine Mercy Sunday, the day the Church especially calls on Jesus for mercy for sinners and the whole world….
The above comes from an April 19 story on LifeSiteNews.
May God bless and protect this good bishop. And, may his example inspire his brother bishops.
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Bishop Coffey — l salute you!!!!
We prayed for Biden to be defeated in the election. God could have easily avoided this state of affairs back then. Prayers should have been answered back then. It would be better now had it been so.
NO is also an answer to prayer.
In this case, “no” entailed an increase in abortions and abortion funding. So God wanted that, which is why he said, “no” to prayers for a Biden loss. Don’t ask me to pray for Biden’s conversion when this had a much better and easier solution in November.
Why not? It can only help.
You fail to understand that the time for help was in November.
Yes, of course you know better than God.
Or maybe I just take a wait and see attitude after such a disappointment.
Roe is still the secular law of the land, even though, I believe, against God’s law. Pres. Biden, as President, has a formal duty to uphold the secular law. In a way, he is between a rock and a hard place. Duty to secular law and duty to God’s law.
Sir, with all due respect, where is your Catholic spine??
Just like he has a duty to uphold America’s immigration laws and secure the border.
@ mikem … slavery also used to be the immoral “law of the land”. I’m glad President Lincoln listened to his conscience rather than abiding by his “formal duty” to uphold and foster slavery.
President Biden does far more than uphold secular law. He actively encourages and promotes abortion in multiple ways.
You must not be Catholic. To my mind, you are no more Catholic than Joe Biden. Good luck explaining your reasoning to Christ come Judgment Day.
I’m guessing that will get a “no” answer from God.
You want Kamala as president?
Did the good Bishop pray for President Trump’s conversion? It seems to many that Trump leads a very unchristian life by his many rude comments about others, his arrogance and his ostentatious wealth.
Of course we’re praying for President Trump and that’s why he became the most Pro-Life President we ever had! God does not use perfect people to advance His agenda. St. Paul persecuted and murdered Christians. St. Augustine lead an immoral life living with a woman and having a child out of wedlock. The list goes on. His so-called rude comments exposed the “fake news” which no one before him had the courage to do. Of course, he could have been a little more tactful or considerate but the far Left wing unhinged and deranged attacks on him were far worse and he needed to respond in kind to their outright lies and distortions.
Then why wasn’t he reelected if he was so good for God?
In my view, God allows evil to become more manifest for what it is so that people are forced to chose openly between good and evil. He allows evil to bring about a greater good. We cannot understand the mind of God but I’m witnessing more determination in those who oppose this confused and corrupt administration. Complacency is just not an option anymore.
I must confess I am not very inclined to pray for a Biden conversion. For all my life I have pegged Joe Biden as a liar, a CINO. Like everyone else, he was given free will and he has made and lived that choice. I prefer to concentrate my prayers for the conversion of the Catholic Church. Our clergy, especially our Pope, Cardinals, and Bishops, have placed the Church in a downward spiral . . . right into the toilet with their promotions of abortion, homosexuality, climate change, world reset, etc. It is up to the laity to correct this. Just as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, God Almighty is looking for good people to step up and act. Know this, too: Even if Biden were to convert and attempt to make good changes, you can bet the Left would yank him out and replace him with Harris. You saw what they did to Trump. We have a Church and a country to save and make great again. Pray? Yes, but also step up and act!
mikem…When are you going to wake up? Biden is not only upholding this deadly law (imagine if a law passed that stated that every child under two had to be killed to fix the myth of global warming or the myth of over-population?) but he’s advancing it further, and including those who survive an abortion which could in the tens of thousands of girls/boys who have thus far survived because of someone’s heroic efforts to save them. God’s law tales precedence. In the 40s which law would you have supported. Hitler’s or God’s?
Trump was a Russian asset during his presidency and remains one to this very day.
You can’t be serious. More credible is Biden and Hunter as Chinese assets!
and Biden a Chinese Communist asset. So what else is new? at least Putin opened the eastern churches.