On Sunday, President Joe Biden attended Sunday Mass at Holy Trinity, a Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. that he’s attended since his days as Vice President.
Soon after, social media and legacy media outlets alike were awash with praise for the “devout” faith being put on display by the new president. The New York Times called him, “perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century,” celebrating that a “more liberal christianity grounds his life and his policies.”
CNN ran a near celebratory headline, announcing to the world that “Biden’s Catholic faith will be on full display as the first publicly churchgoing president in decades.”
NBC News touted “Biden’s faith on display,” celebrating this “renewed presidential ritual,” while the New Yorker praised his “practice of carrying a rosary,” as indicative of a “public servant’s deep faith.”
Rather than questioning how President Biden’s Catholic faith aligns with his indisputably anti-Catholic positions on issues like abortion, the message from the media was clear: his faith is a humanizing badge of honor, his regular church attendance a sign of consistency worth emulating.
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