Who decides what a good Catholic looks like?

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Charlie Butts, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Joe Biden inauguration pic 2A pastor, author, and worldview expert says Joe Biden may be America's second Catholic president, but he has long been one of many self-described Catholics with an important role in the government. And as it turns out, not all of them are treated the same.

Before the Democrat took office, NBC News reported that Biden "stressed his religion doesn't dictate his policies. But those closest to him will tell you it does dictate who he is as a person and who he will be as president."

"You can go to Inauguration Day thankful that you have just a good man trying to do good," the report said.

But when Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) grilled Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Roman Catholic, at her Senate hearing before taking a seat on the Supreme Court, the tune was a little different.

"When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern," Feinstein said.

Jason Jimenez of Stand Strong Ministries noticed the contrast and in a Christian Post op-ed asked, "Why does the media give a pass to Biden's faith?"

He says it is because Biden is, in his own words, a "cultural Catholic."

Jimenez

"They make it a big deal about how his faith will shape his politics, but when you look at his belief system, he is not in essence a Catholic by the Catholic Church's standard," Jimenez asserts. "He is a progressive Catholic that takes parts of his religion as a Catholic but has formulated with progressivism."

To be accepted by the left, the worldview expert says there are several things about which a Catholic in public service must not be too dogmatic.

"It really does boil down to three big ones, and these are cultural issues," Jimenez submits.

"The big one," he says, is abortion. Same-sex marriage comes second, and transgenderism is third.

So while Biden has it right on those issues by the left's standards, Catholic bishops are concerned that the liberal media continues to call him a devoted to the faith.

Archbishop Jose Gomez wrote a letter January 20th warning that the president's pledge to advance the abortion and anti-family agendas promotes moral evils. And now, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has expressed his concerns over Biden policies that violate the tenets of the faith.

Hugh Brown of the American Life League tells One News Now what Baumann is saying is bishops have a moral obligation to address the issue, and he is pleased that Baumann issued the statement.

Brown

"But I also think that Joe Biden has been in public office since 1972," Brown adds. "Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion in 1973; he has supported abortion his entire life. Hiding behind the words that he's personally opposed to it is a deception and a lie and an atrocity."

So Brown is not encouraged by the fact that the bishops waited until Biden became president to address his claim of faith.

"I would hold no hope and have zero faith in the American Catholic bishops in terms of the USCCB to actually do anything," he tells One News Now. "The USCCB is a bureaucratic nightmare. It's a home for, quite frankly, socialist ideals."

He decides that it is a simple matter: Any Catholic who supports abortion expansion and homosexual/transgender goals has blood on his hands.

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