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By DEXTER DUGGAN

Joe Biden’s defiant reception of the Eucharist shortly after a new bishop, William E. Koenig, was installed to head the Diocese of Wilmington showed that the homegrown Delaware politician intended to continue sacrilege with his unrepented massive mortal sins including promoting permissive abortion and sexual disorientation around the world.
The Eucharist was handed to sunglasses-wearing Biden on July 24 by none other than the new pastor of Delaware’s St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Msgr. John P. Hopkins, according to a photo and story posted by LifeSiteNews.com on July 26.
The story said pro-lifers outside the church requested both the pastor and Biden not to engage in this sacrilege.
At least, the confused or disoriented statements that elderly Biden often utters in secular settings offer the tentative hope for his soul that he’s so baffled about basic facts and often has such trouble expressing his thoughts that he may not comprehend what he’s doing at church. Heaven forbid that such a man is commander-in-chief of the United States.
Meanwhile, in a very different news development on the other side of the nation, the audit of 2020 election results in Maricopa County, Ariz., saw the State Senate’s liaison to the process, Ken Bennett — who had become a very public face making comments to reporters — say he was resigning from that position, but changed his mind after speaking with Senate President Karen Fann.
Bennett said he decided to resign after he was refused entry on July 23 to the audit site. While he emphasized his need to be there when he gave interviews on Phoenix-based KFYI radio (550 AM), it turned out Bennett was excluded after he acted without authorization to provide some information prematurely from the audit to outsiders.
It was a surprising development from an experienced conservative GOP politician who previously had served as Arizona Senate president then Arizona secretary of state. Bennett said he thought the audit’s final report could be “thousands of pages.”
The audit continued despite extreme pressure from both Arizona and national cozy political establishments that feared an accurate count would reveal their favored politician, Biden, actually lost the Grand Canyon State to Republican President Donald Trump last November.
As for Biden, The Wanderer asked Delaware Right to Life President Moira Sheridan if she thought he was taunting the Wilmington Diocese’s Bishop Koenig by receiving the Eucharist. Sheridan replied on July 27:
“I don’t believe Biden is taunting the new bishop at all. I believe we’re observing the easy arrogance of a man who knowingly flouts Church teaching because he gets away with it. Priests and bishops in the Diocese of Wilmington fear a man’s feelings and influence more than they fear the fate of his eternal soul. They forsake their duties to admonish the sinner in all charity and confront his evildoing in a public way.
“Canon 915 makes this clear and, in allowing this sacrilege, they cause great scandal,” Sheridan said. “Msgr. Hopkins and Bishop Koenig have the authority entrusted in them to deny him Holy Communion because of his support of abortion and a host of other immorality, yet they prefer to placate the world.”
Sheridan cited a statement by martyred St. Thomas More in the 1960s play and movie A Man for All Seasons: “When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos.”
“Chaos is clearly upon us,” Sheridan said.
Thomas More, an actual devout Catholic, had been a leading political figure as the chancellor of England but was beheaded for refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church in England, and refusing to recognize Henry’s divorce from his first wife.
Because Biden wears his aviator sunglasses at inappropriate times, as he did when receiving the Eucharist indoors on July 24, The Wanderer also asked Sheridan if she had any idea why he does this. “No clue about the sunglasses,” she replied.
A Wilmington man who declined to be named saw the photo of Biden’s sacrilege and told The Wanderer that he thought “Joe Biden was a very religious man. I’m just not sure which religion. He’d make a great Episcopalian.”
This Wilmington resident called The Wanderer’s attention to an opinion column defending the Catholic Church’s historic position against sacrilegious reception that was displayed prominently on the July 21 editorial page of the liberal News Journal, Delaware’s largest paper. It was headlined, “Catholic bishops are right about Biden and Communion.”
The column was from a young contributor of the USA Today editorial board, Theresa Olohan. It was displayed two columns wide on a three-column format for the broadsheet News Journal page and extended from below the editorial cartoon at the top of the page to the staff-names box on the bottom of the page.
Olohan wrote, in part: “According to Church teachings, those who do not receive Communion in a state of grace commit a mortal sin, which is eternally damning if not confessed in the Sacrament of Penance before death. Given this context, priests are doing Catholics like Biden a favor when they refuse to give them Communion, because they are ensuring these individuals do not commit the additional grave sin of sacrilege.”
She wrote that brave Catholics of the past “recognized the selflessness and suffering required of all Catholics who strive for perfection in Christ. Even if they failed due to human weakness, the power of the sacraments would heal their sin and set them back on track.
“More important, they knew enough to see above the caprices of their generations, and that worshipping a golden calf may please the multitudes for days, but God’s justice is eternal,” Olohan wrote. “They knew not to mold the faith to the unstable times. Why don’t we?”
Biden continues to make bewildering gaffe after gaffe that would be considered serious enough to have dominant media howling for his removal from office as an unstable chief executive if they viewed him as a political opponent rather than their liberal ally.
Shortly after claiming that he entered the U.S. Senate merely 35 years ago instead of the actual 48, Biden told a late-July Pennsylvania gathering that he used to drive a big 18-wheeler truck, despite no such evidence. Frequently losing his train of thought and injecting gibberish, like talking of the man in the moon and space aliens, might be considered frightening.
The Washington Examiner recalled on July 28 that mangling the truth dishonestly, not merely foolishly, isn’t new to Biden: “Biden has faced criticism for embellishing biographical details for years, including misstatements about his academic credentials that helped bring about the end to his 1988 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.”
Pundit Bill O’Reilly, noting U.S. Catholic bishops having voted to draft a document to debate about Eucharistic coherence, said during his morning radio update for July 28 that he doesn’t think the U.S. Church will deny pro-abortion politicians the Eucharist. To do so, O’Reilly averred, would look too political.
If so, how much more massive immorality must Dem politicians be allowed to get away with before the Church finally has the courage to say they’re straight on the road to Hell if they don’t reform? Being dropped into Hell with a mouthful of Hosts isn’t very eucharistically coherent.
An opinion column posted July 28 at the New York Post on the disappearance of real Catholic Democrats said: “Now the only Democrats who identify as Catholic are people like Pelosi and Biden. They may still rattle their rosary beads. But as the Democratic Party has become more upscale economically and more liberal socially, they have forfeited the concern for the weak and workers that once made Catholic Democrats so distinct.”

Continued Resistance

Meanwhile, in Arizona, Republican Senate officials made news by issuing new subpoenas because of the continued resistance by the Republican-majority Maricopa County supervisors to the election audit. However, Ken Bennett’s new on-again off-again decisions about whether to continue as the liaison added a layer of obscurity.
The audit still was trying to obtain routers from the 2020 election to help verify the vote’s integrity, routers which the supervisors refuse to provide, as well as other material including the envelopes from mail-in ballots. A separate subpoena went to Dominion Voting Systems, whose voting machines were used in 2020.
The supervisors reportedly went into closed session on July 28 to decide how to reply to their new subpoena. KFYI Radio talk host James T. Harris wondered aloud why the supervisors have to meet this way rather than simply comply with the legal demand.
In a comment to The Wanderer, conservative Republican political consultant Constantin Querard pointed to Bennett having a positive image that’s useful for the audit’s credibility.
“Regardless of what the findings are, having them presented in an audit report that is credible is critical,” Querard said. “Right now, Bennett is considered the most credible person involved with the audit, given his background, so everyone seems to want to keep him involved, but he is clearly going to insist on certain standards being met in order to remain involved.”
On July 27 the Yellow Sheet Report, an extensive daily tip sheet for Arizona officials, politicians, and lobbyists, cited Bennett telling the Arizona Republic newspaper he had passed along some information to outsiders.
The tip sheet reported that the Senate president, Fann, “said Bennett has been excluded from the physical count going on now because, as Bennett told the Republic, he shared some box counts of how many ballots were in each box and the information was eventually leaked to the press.
“‘It is irresponsible to disclose partial information to the media since they are not “confirmed” facts until the audit is final,’ Fann said. ‘This only leads to confusion and misinformation with the public. For that reason, it is imperative anyone working with the audit is required to adhere to the rules of not disclosing unconfirmed information’,” the Yellow Sheet Report said.
The Arizona Republic posted on July 28 that Bennett said “he and Fann worked out an agreement in which he would stay on as liaison. Under that agreement, he would be allowed back in the building and get information from the contractors the Senate has put in charge of the audit, Bennett said. He declined to share more about the agreement for now.”
Harris, the KFYI talk host, favors the audit. Citing the county supervisors’ continued resistance to it, Harris told his listeners on July 28 that “we’re living in a state where the rule of law is eroded. We’re living in a nation where the rule of law is eroded.”

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