On Sunday, newly inaugurated Joe Biden departed the White House for his first church service as president at Georgetown’s Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and the mainstream media gushed about the occasion.
CNN wrote a glowing puff piece, praising the 78-year-old president for his outing, writing, “Biden is the second Catholic president in US history, and weekly Mass is expected to be a fixed part of his schedule. That’s a level of devotion to regular religious services not seen from recent presidents, who were professed Christians but intermittently attended church or worshipped privately while in office.”
“Biden’s churchgoing will provide a window into how his spiritual side aligns with his politics.,” CNN added, failing to mention Biden’s anti-Catholic stances, such as his unwavering support for abortion. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops scolded Biden for his pro-abortion views, writing, “our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender.”
One NBC News headline read, “Sunday services: Biden’s faith on display in renewed presidential ritual,” which compared the 46th president to John F. Kennedy, who was a regular churchgoer at St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
According to another report on Biden’s church visit by NBC4 Washington, “Biden entered through the front entrance, where a Black Lives Matter banner was hanging on one side and a banner with a quote from Pope Francis was on the other: ‘We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.’”
Previously, Pope Francis muzzled pro-life Catholic bishops from speaking out against Biden’s anti-Catholic agenda, only allowing them to speak out after he had lauded Biden in a statement of his own.