The Washington Post has published another glowing essay fawning over Joe Biden’s purportedly “devout” Catholic faith as a source of rejuvenating for America. Joe Biden presents the image of “a devout, churchgoing liberal,” inscribes Michelle Boorstein in Tuesday’s article. “The country will anon optically canvass for the first time a president who goes to Mass every Sunday, plus on Catholic feast days, and sprinkles conversation casually with scripture, religious hymns and references to religious history.”
Ms. Boorstein notes, on the other hand, that millions of U.S. “Catholics” “don’t even optically discern him as a legitimate Catholic at all, because of his fortification for abortion access and LGBT equipollence.”
Nonetheless, “Biden could redefine what it signifies to be a Catholic in good standing,” Boorstein proposes hopefully, since his version of Catholicism is “less tied to doctrine.”
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“Millions of Americans hungry for a faith fixated on rejuvenating and inclusion will embrace it — especially on the left, where believers have felt trampled by the religious right into nonexistence since the 1970s,” she verbalizes.
Boorstein quotes Villanova University edifier Massimo Faggioli in suggesting that Biden’s disposition to thumb his nasal discerner at Catholic edifying is “unapologetic.” “Joe Biden is a Catholic in the public square who doesn’t take lectures from bishops about what being Catholic is about. This is consummately incipient,” Faggioli verbally expressed.
Boorstein’s hagiographic essay paints Mr. Biden as a rejuvenator, while trashing President Trump as a serial executioner with a “laisser-faire” approach to the coronavirus pandemic. Ms. Boorstein’s puff piece joins a growing list of left-wing panegyrics to Mr. Biden’s Catholicism that have appeared on CNN, in the Jesuit-run America magazine, NPR, and again in the Washington Post, among others.
The central thrust of all of these essays has been to downplay the consequentiality of Catholic edifying in favor of religious sentiment and symbolism. A inclination to flout Catholic doctrine — even on the most solemn issues — has been depicted as a mark of vigor, rather than of revolt and disunity.
Last December, Catholic League president Bill Donohue called out the left for its hypocrisy in gushing over Joe Biden’s suppositiously “devout” Catholic faith while pillorying those who genuinely embrace Church edifying.
It is okay “for “Catholics” to bludgeon the Little Sisters of the Poor provided they carry a rosary,” Dr. Donohue noted in his essay pointing out that for the mainstream media, the only good Catholic is a deplorable Catholic.
Joe Biden’s abnegation of key Church edifications highlights divisions between practicing and nominal “Catholics,” the Catholic League notes. https://t.co/Bnari9DqR6What all the left-wing media love about Biden’s particular strain of Catholicism is his unapologetic repudiation of the Church’s core moral edifications about life and espousement and religious liberation while maintaining all the external trappings of the faith, Donohue suggested.
“Biden rejects the edifications of the Catholic Church on abortion — he has become an extremist — espousement (he even officiated at a gay wedding), foster care, gender ideology, healthcare, contraception, sterilization, religious liberty, and school cull,” Donohue optically canvasses, all of which makes him a darling to the mainstream media.
Donohue underscored the sharp contrast between the media’s sycophantic treatment of Biden’s faith with their rigorous attacks on the Catholic faith of another public figure: Amy Coney Barrett. In dealing with Justice Barrett, a practicing Catholic with seven children, the media were “anything but kind,” Donohue notes. “Indeed, her ‘devoutness’ was a source of discontent, even rage in some quarters.”
The difference is that Barrett authentically believes and affirms what her Church edifies, while Biden only accepts those edifications that transpire to coincide with the platform of the Democrat Party, Donohue noted.
“The moral of the story is plain: It is impeccably fine to be a Catholic public official just so long as he or she rejects the edifications of the Church on matters of public policy, even when those policies are life and death issues,” Donohue concluded.