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Arizona priest says he wouldn’t give Biden communion: ‘Over my dead body’

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An Arizona priest has vowed to never give President Joe Biden communion until he publicly repents for his sins.

Rev. William Kosco of St. Henry Catholic Church in Buckeye, AZ delivered a sermon on Feb. 7 condemning Biden’s views on abortion and telling parishioners “his ideas are not welcome here.”

“You are welcome here even if you’re pro-abortion but your ideas are not welcome here, and they will be given no quarter,” Rev. Kosco said.

“The same with Joe Biden. He’s a Catholic. He’s a member of the family. If for some reason he would be in Buckeye on a Sunday, Joe Biden is welcome to come to mass here. His ideas are not welcome here.”

Kosco went on to say that he would not give Biden communion until he publicly repents.

“And if you ask me a follow-up question: Would you give him communion? No. Over my dead body. Not until he repents. He’s a public figure. He needs to publicly repent, and we need to pray for his conversion.”

Biden is a the second Catholic president in U.S. history. He often cites Saint Augustine and hymns in his speeches and carries a rosary that belonged to his son Beau.

Many Catholic priests have said that Biden cannot be offered communion due to his support of same-sex marriage and abortion.

“We just recently elected a Catholic President, and he is Catholic, he is baptized, he is a member of the family. We just elected a Catholic President who is diametrically opposed to all of the basic, moral principles that are proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church. Not only abortion, and the sanctity of human life, but the sanctity of marriage and this gender silliness,” Kosco said.

“How in the world did that happen?” Kosco questioned. “A Catholic! I’ll tell you if he wasn’t Catholic I probably wouldn’t be so upset. He’s a member of my family.”

Watch the full sermon here.

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Kamala Harris Loses Two More Staffers

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Two more staffers are reportedly leaving their jobs in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, according to the Washington Post. The news comes just after Harris’ chief spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, announced her departure.

“Symone Sanders, the senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is expected to leave the White House at the end of the year, according to five administration officials familiar with the matter,” Politico reported.

In addition to Sanders, “Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, have also told others in the vice president’s office that they are leaving, according to two administration officials,” the Washington Post reported.

Earlier this week, Sanders officially announced her departure in a note to the Vice President’s team.

“I’m so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been. I’m grateful for [Harris chief of staff] Tina [Flournoy] and her leadership and her confidence as well,” Sanders wrote. “Every day, I arrived to the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you.”

The news comes just weeks after Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne filed her resignation.

“Ashley is a valued member of the vice president’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a White House official stated. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”

“Harris’ office has been beset by disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions,” Politico reported, adding, “ … in recent weeks, chatter has grown increasingly loud that Harris wasn’t positioned well to be Biden’s heir apparent in 2028 or, if he opts not to run again, in 2024.”

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