DC Cardinal Calls Biden A ‘Cafeteria Catholic’: ‘Picks, Chooses Dimensions Of The Faith’

US President Joe Biden (L) waves alongside his son Hunter Biden after attending mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Johns Island, South Carolina on August 13, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

The seventh archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. implied that President Joe Biden is a “cafeteria Catholic.”

Cardinal Wilton Gregory appeared on Face the Nation on Sunday, which, along with being the Christian holiday, is also National Transgender Visibility Day. Biden has long attended Catholic mass services and claimed the faith. Gregory was asked if Biden’s example of faith resonates with the average American Catholic.

“I would say that he’s very sincere about his faith. But like a number of Catholics, he picks and chooses dimensions of the faith to highlight while ignoring or even contradicting other parts,” Gregory said. “There is a phrase that we have used in the past, a ‘cafeteria Catholic’ — you choose that which is attractive and dismiss that which is challenging.”

Biden has come under criticism for his abortion-rights stance, which aligns with his Democratic Party but is against the Catholic Church’s stance. His observance of National Transgender Visibility Day, which has occurred since 2009 on March 31 each year, also prompted an outcry from Republicans that Biden was “canceling” Easter.

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