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Cardinal Gregory says on abortion President Biden is a ‘cafeteria Catholic’: ‘He picks and chooses’

by | Apr 1, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

Appearing Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, described pro-abortion President Joe Biden as a ‘cafeteria 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, the country’s first black cardinal, told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“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,” Cardinal Gregory said.

“Gregory hinted that abortion was the top issue that came to mind when he talked about ‘cafeteria Catholics,’” according to Ryan King of the New York Post.

Referring to President Biden, “Especially in terms of the life issues, there are things that he chooses to ignore, or he uses the current situation as a political pawn,” Cardinal Gregory said.

On abortion Biden wants to have his cake and eat it too. While he struggles to verbalize the word “abortion,” Biden has promoted every pro-abortion initiative the Abortion Industry desires, including the Women’s Health Protection Act that would remove virtually all legal protections for unborn children on both the federal and state level.

”I’m a practicing Catholic. I don’t want abortion on demand, but I thought Roe v. Wade was right,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in early March. You mean the 1973 decision that was overturned in June 2022 that had made abortion legal in practice throughout all nine months of pregnancy?!

Ryan concluded

Gregory suggested the pontiff may have previously conveyed similar frustrations to the president about abortion. Biden met with Pope Francis during the first year of his presidency.


“I would not be at all surprised to have Pope Francis have had the opportunity to speak directly to the president regarding that,” the cardinal said.


“One of the things that I think Pope Francis … does extraordinarily well, is that he engages people.”

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