Michelle Boorstein, a religion reporter “covering the busy marketplace of American faith,” writes in the Washington Post that President Joe Biden’s “faith commitments should lead to positive policies from the church’s perspective … on topics including fighting the impacts of racism, supporting migrants and opposing the death penalty.” After all, “for the next four years, the country will see its president go to Mass every Sunday, take out a rosary at times of contemplation, and quote his favorite childhood nuns and Catholic poets.”
However, he’ll also “be up against a solidly conservative — and majority Catholic — Supreme Court eager to protect the religious freedom of traditional faith groups when it comes to things like not hiring or offering health-care coverage to openly LGBTQ employees and their families.”
Yeah, who was vice president when the Obama administration dragged the Little Sisters of the Poor to the Supreme Court?
Yes, this is a religion reporter just like CBS News has its “abortion access reporter” to cover pro-life issues.
"Biden could redefine what it means to be ‘a Catholic in good standing,’" meaning more focus on "Catholic teachings on poverty, refugees and the environment" than on those doctrines used by some to fight LGBT rights and reproductive freedom. https://t.co/kIYQle8cTr pic.twitter.com/EaP9ECWqHi
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) December 13, 2020
Thank god for the replies
— just walk away renée (@reneediator) December 14, 2020
ⓘ 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴
— 𝕋ℝ𝕐𝔻™, 𝕖𝕩𝕤𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕤 ℂ𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕦𝕞 (@madamemilitant) December 14, 2020
Being "a Catholic in good standing" is defined by The Catechism of The Catholic Church… not by the behavior of your bestie… jus' sayin'
— Alonso Quixano (@alonso_quixano) December 13, 2020
Exactly. Biden cannot "redefine" Catholic teaching. Already done and done.
— Kasandra Barker (@KasseyBarker) December 13, 2020
You mean not being a Catholic.
— Hernan Cortes (@ModernCortes) December 13, 2020
He could re-define himself right into being an Episcopalian. Which I would heartily prefer.
— MarginalResult (@MarginalResult) December 13, 2020
No one, not even the Pope, can redefine Catholicism
Biden is an apostate heretic who's an enemy of God and His Church. He's on the express track to hell if he doesn't repent (which now might be impossible with his dementia)
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) December 14, 2020
What the cuss? This is not how it works. Maybe talk to some Catholics next time.
— K8thann (@k3rdann) December 14, 2020
He most absolutely will not do any such thing.
— Heather Champion ™️ (@winningatmylife) December 15, 2020
The Catholic Church makes this decision not an individual.
— Matthew K. Hoadley (@mkhoadley) December 15, 2020
No, he could not, no matter how attractive the idea of a US president usurping papal authority may be.
— Anna Wellisz (@Anna_unbound) December 14, 2020
— Beth Anne Mumford (@bamumford) December 15, 2020
By this standard the Ayatollah could be Catholic
— 68.05 Suspect (@SlickMcallister) December 14, 2020
I don't have a god in this fight, but last time I looked, Biden was neither pope, nor even a priest nor even a Catholic theologian.
— Andrew Stuttaford (@AStuttaford) December 15, 2020
He can be in good standing with his party but not with his Church
— German Martinez (@gmartine) December 14, 2020
Just here to ratio this horrible take. Carry on.
— José Antonio Abell (@RealJoseAbell) December 15, 2020
Absolutely 100% wrong. The Church is very clear on what it means to be in 'good standing'.
— StanKnows (@ALife2Celebrate) December 15, 2020
Canon Law dictates who is a Catholic in good standing, and Biden has excommunicated himself according to it.
— Pre-Dr. Pope-Elect Derek, MAE (@CathoConser) December 14, 2020
Exactly. Neither Biden nor Kenneth Roth have the authority to redefine anything in Catholicism, except perhaps heresy
— Nathan West (@wildwestnathan) December 14, 2020
I’m Protestant and even I cringe at this
— Thomas Gray 2: Electric Boogaloo (@GrayBoogaloo) December 14, 2020
— Anti-Deep_State (@MAGAProLife) December 14, 2020
— David (@DavidNall_) December 14, 2020
This is the stupidest thing I've seen today. And there's been a lot of competition.
— My Three Sons (@MyThreeSons132) December 13, 2020
Like, by his own proclamation? By popular acclamation? By some priest bishop saying so? American, German? Is this redefinition which appears so imminent open for challenge by the Church itself? Will this be handed to the Church? Implications for the establishment clause? Do tell.
— Bluegrass Critical Thinking Solutions (@bgcts) December 14, 2020
Now @JoeBiden is the Pope, able to pick and choose Catholic teachings that will and will not be adhered to. Wow, what a talented guy!
— Franklin Smith (@franklinsmith60) December 14, 2020
We thought it would be Inauguration Day before we saw takes this hot. Buckle in.
Priest asks what Catholic teachings Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi deny, 'other than abortion' https://t.co/TDFMN2xNob
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 2, 2020