The Media Are OK With Catholics As Long As They Don’t Practice the Faith

There’s a lot of double-standard media coverage of presidential candidate Joe Biden versus Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett with regard to religion.

Not surprisingly, Biden gets positive coverage while Barrett gets negative coverage.

That’s ironic. Because unlike Amy Coney Barrett, Joe Biden is what’s known as a “cafeteria Catholic”, “cultural Catholic”, or “lukewarm Catholic”. As a cafeteria Catholic, instead of accepting and practicing the entirety of the teachings of the Gospels, as Catholics are called to do, Biden appears to pick and choose what he likes – usually the easy teachings. As a cultural Catholic, he engages in many of the trappings of the Faith, but probably doesn’t believe in many of or perhaps most of its core teachings. As a lukewarm Catholic, he may go to mass on Sundays, but regular confession? Highly doubtful. If he does go to confession, he would have to repeatedly confess his support for abortion (and many other public mortal sins) and make a firm purpose of amendment not to support it again. But there’s no sign of that.

As God says in the Bible, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit thee out of my mouth.”

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