D.C Archbishop: Biden a ‘Cafeteria Catholic’ Who ‘Picks and Chooses’ Religion for ‘Political Advantage’

A top archbishop has warned that Democrat President Joe Biden isn’t a true Catholic because “he picks and chooses dimensions of the faith” to use for his “political advantage.”

Roman Catholic Cardinal Wilton Gregory took a swipe at Biden’s faith during an Easter Sunday appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

He called Biden a “cafeteria Catholic” for “ignoring or even contradicting” aspects of the faith.

Gregory, the archbishop of Washington D.C., was asked whether he believes Biden’s long-touted religious roots will resonate with American Catholics in the upcoming 2024 election.

“I would say that he’s very sincere about his faith,” Gregory replied.

“But like a number of Catholics, he picks and chooses dimensions of the faith to highlight while ignoring or even contradicting other parts.”

“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 repeatedly described himself as a “devout Catholic” who attends church regularly.

The White House has also used the term to describe Biden, even when defending his aggressive pro-abortion stance which directly conflicts with the faith.

CBS News host Ed O’Keefe pressed Gregory further.

O’Keefe asked Gregory, America’s first black cardinal, to identify aspects of the faith that seem to be forgotten by Biden.

Gregory appeared to give the president flak for his stance on abortion.

He told the host that while he admires him “tremendously,” he hopes Biden would be more explicit in his personal belief as it relates to “life issues.”

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Instead, Gregory says Biden is manipulating dimensions of the faith for his “political advantage.”

“I would say there are things, especially in terms of life issues, there are things that he chooses to ignore, or he uses the current situation as a political pawn rather than saying, ‘Look, my church believes this, I’m a good Catholic, I would like to believe this’,” Gregory said.

“Rather than to twist and turn some dimensions of the faith as a political advantage.”


The interview came one day after Biden faced online ridicule for marking Easter Sunday, the most solemn Christian holiday, as “Transgender Day of Visibility.”

Prominent Christians, politicians, and commentators flooded social media with criticism when the White House announced that March 31, which has been designated to honor the transgender movement since Biden took office, falls on Easter Sunday.

The announcement has been slammed as blasphemy that sought to weaken Easter Sunday, one of the most important days for Christians, as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Biden has had a fractious relationship with the Catholic Church since gaining office.

Pope Francis criticized Biden’s views on abortion in July 2021.

Francis argued that Biden’s faith and pro-abortion views were a display of “incoherence.”

A Pew Research poll released in February found that a large majority of Americans were not convinced by Biden’s presentation of himself as a “devout Catholic.”

Just 13% of Americans thought of Biden as “very religious.”

Meanwhile, 41% said he is “somewhat religious” and another 44% reported him as “not at all” or “not too religious” at the time.

President Donald Trump has previously called out Biden’s flip-flopping faith and his stance on abortion.

Earlier this year, Trump told a campaign crowd that Catholics would be “crazy” to vote for Biden.

READ MORE – Catholic League: Biden’s Obsession with Transgender Children Is ‘Beyond Creepy’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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