President Joe Biden, in a conversation with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday over Zoom, shared his experiences with Mexico and notably mentioned Our Lady of Guadalupe.
“During my visits, I got to know Mexico a little bit and its people, and paid my respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe. As a matter of fact, I still have my Rosary beads that my son was wearing when he passed”, President Biden told President López Obrador.
President Biden was referring to the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer in 2015. Our Lady of Guadalupe, for the uninitiated, was the apparition of the Blessed Mother, who appeared to St. Juan Diego and evangelized Mexico at the time of the Spanish Conquest. This news is sure to excite many Catholics. Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of my favorite Marian apparitions, and I admittedly find it pretty cool that President Biden made mention of her and also showed his Rosary.
Now here’s the problem with all of this: Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn. President Biden, who, as evidenced by events like this one, claims to be a devout Catholic, supports abortion on demand, throughout pregnancy, and at the taxpayer’s expense. His Vice President, Kamala Harris, launched an investigation into pro-life journalist David Daleiden, while she was Attorney General of California, raiding Daleiden’s apartment and threatening to jail him. Daleiden’s crime? He exposed the fact that Planned Parenthood, who Harris took a significant amount of money from in campaign contributions, was illegally selling the parts of aborted babies. President Biden saw fit to put her one heartbeat away from the presidency.
I don’t doubt that President Biden likes the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe or that he likes to pray the Rosary, but if President Biden wants to have a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe (which he should), he needs to start by protecting the precious children under her protection and patronage. President Biden needs to ask himself if he can really love and devote himself to Our Lady, while advocating for the same evil that Our Lady of Guadalupe is often invoked specifically to advocate against.