The news outlets can’t get over their excitement of seeing a "practicing Catholic" in the White House. The New York Times gushed over President Joe Biden as a man of faith this past weekend, writing:
“There are myriad changes with the incoming Biden administration. One of the most significant: a president who has spent a lifetime steeped in Christian rituals and practices. Mr. Biden, perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century, regularly attends Mass and speaks of how his Catholic faith grounds his life and his policies.”
Of course, it can't be overlooked that the “most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century” stated on January 22nd that “The Biden-Harris administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe.” That same “religiously observant” president is also aiming to advance laws to increase abortion access, as well as to make it easier for men who claim to be women to compete against biological women in sports.
Oddly enough, while Biden may display at least some religious fervor, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed during her Friday briefing that he “has not selected a church” to attend in Washington D.C., even though he’s worked in the city for decades.
Not that CNN would care.
Joe Biden, who will become only the second Catholic president, is attending a church service joined by all four congressional leaders, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. https://t.co/77v2zTVV0V pic.twitter.com/OJVijvsvnc— CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2021
Meanwhile, NBC reported that “It’s been decades since the occupant of the White House has been a regular churchgoer.”
The Washington Post was practically burbling with joy over new president’s faith, writing:
“The country will soon observe 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 but describes faith’s purpose in general, inclusive terms — as sustenance for the weary, encouragement for the suffering and an obligation to welcome and care for one another.”
It would seem that Biden’s description for “faith’s purpose” isn’t “inclusive” enough to extend care to unborn infants.