President Biden is a “religious Catholic,” the liberal media say. However there’s consternation amongst some U.S. Catholic leaders about how Biden’s insurance policies immediately contradict Church teachings. As columnist Cal Thomas asked elsewhere on this web site, “How can one be religious about one’s religion and never comport with Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church?”
First, the media gross sales pitch. You’ve heard it over and over: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the morning of Biden’s inauguration: “He’s, as we hold stating, a spiritual man, a person of deep religion.”
That echoed correspondent Gloria Borger asserting again in September that “he’s a really religious Catholic….it’s been inculcated in him since he was a younger child.”
On NBC in August, Nightly Information anchor Lester Holt made it appear to be his job title, referring to “religious Catholic Joe Biden.” That very same night, ABC Information correspondent Mary Bruce additionally championed Biden, then below hearth from President Trump, as “a religious Catholic” — as if it had been an undisputed reality.
To not be outdone, CNN’s Dana Bash proclaimed later that evening on Cuomo PrimeTime: “He has a really, very deep religion….He’s a really staunch Catholic. Has been his entire life.” There’s much more the place that got here from. Watch:
The identical liberal media that celebrated Biden as “religious” also cheered when he was endorsed final spring by the advocacy arm of the nation’s high abortion supplier, Deliberate Parenthood. However they haven’t acknowledged how a minimum of one retired archbishop believes Biden is so at odds with the Church, he “should not receive communion.”
Now that he’s President, Biden has carried out nothing to alleviate these considerations:
■ On the day he was sworn into workplace, the President of the U.S. Convention of Catholic Bishops denounced his anti-Catholic positions. By way of CNSNews.com:
Though the liberal media describe President Joe Biden (D) as a “religious Catholic,” the U.S. Convention of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) may be very accustomed to his pro-abortion, pro-LGBT agenda and says Biden helps insurance policies “that might advance ethical evils and threaten human life and dignity….”
In a press release launched on Jan. 20, USCCB President Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, mentioned, “[A]s pastors, the nation’s bishops are given the obligation of proclaiming the Gospel in all its reality and energy, in season and out of season, even when that instructing is inconvenient or when the Gospel’s truths run opposite to the instructions of the broader society and tradition.”
■ The President’s pro-abortion insurance policies and rhetoric are at utterly at odds with Catholic doctrine. Because the Catholic Information Company documented, U.S. bishops have lamented Biden’s dealing with of the difficulty:
“We strongly urge the president to reject abortion and promote life-affirming assist to ladies and communities in want,” the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Professional-Life Actions head Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas Metropolis in Kansas mentioned Jan. 22.
“It’s deeply disturbing and tragic that any president would reward and decide to codifying a Supreme Court docket ruling that denies unborn youngsters their most simple human and civil proper, the precise to life below the euphemistic disguise of a well being service,” he mentioned.
■ Biden can be on the mistaken aspect of the Catholic Church in terms of problems with sexual identification. From FoxNews.com:
Roman Catholic bishops criticized on Friday President Biden’s latest govt order on making use of anti-discrimination protections to sure teams, arguing it didn’t correctly account for spiritual liberty and furthered “false theories on human sexuality.”
Wednesday’s order, they mentioned, “threatens to infringe the rights of people that acknowledge the reality of sexual distinction or who uphold the establishment of lifelong marriage between one man and one lady. This may increasingly manifest in mandates that, for instance, erode well being care conscience rights or wanted and time-honored sex-specific areas and actions.”
On January 25, NBC’s Sunday As we speak uniquely raised the question of whether or not Biden’s professions of religion “line up together with his coverage proposals.”
The report by correspondent Anne Thompson truly permitted this statement from Catholic Affiliation Senior Fellow Ashley McGuire: “If there’s an space the place Catholics are most confused, it’s how will you be someone who’s so ardently selling your Catholicity whereas on the identical time adopting views which are so extraordinarily divergent from the place your Church is on the difficulty?”
However Thompson selected to offer Biden credit score for pushing Catholic doctrine when it matched the liberal agenda: “You see the impression of Catholic social doctrine on his insurance policies concerning immigration, social justice, and the dying penalty.”
Not less than NBC confirmed some consciousness that there’s a disconnect between President Joe Biden and “religious Catholic Joe Biden.” Sadly, greater than every week later, not one of the different liberal networks have even bothered to acknowledge this obvious contradiction.