On Wednesday night, legendary American football coach Lou Holtz said “nobody has been a stronger advocate for the unborn than” President Donald Trump, arguing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — who often touts his faith — is “Catholic in name only.”
“The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history,” Holtz said during his speech at the Republican National Convention. “They and other politicians are Catholic in name only, and abandon innocent lives. President Trump protects those lives. I trust President Trump.”
Holtz went on to praise the president for his administration’s accomplishments.
At the end of his address, the famous Notre Dame coach said he is “so glad” Trump showed up to run for president in 2016, asking, “Could you imaging what would [have happened] to us if President Trump had not shown up in 2016 to run for president?”
“Thank you for showing up, Mr. President,” Holtz added.
He then encouraged anyone “who loves this country, who loves America, to show up in November for President Trump.”
The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, appeared on MSNBC Wednesday night to respond to Holtz’s comments about Biden’s Catholic faith. He told the left-leaning network the coach “cannot look into the soul of Joe Biden,” adding, “He has no clue what is going on inside of Joe Biden’s heart.”
In October 2019, a Catholic priest in Florence, South Carolina, denied communion for Biden due to his stance on abortion. Father Robert Morley of Saint Anthony Catholic Church said he “had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden.”
“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other, and the church,” explained the priest. “Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of church teaching.”