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By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine, November 16, 2020
Michael Warren Davis is the editor of Crisis Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to The American Conservative and author of The Reactionary Mind (Regnery, 2021).
“If you think that your priests and bishops are not saints, then be one for them.” — Robert Cardinal Sarah
I know that many of our readers were irate over USCCB president Archbishop José Gomez’s statement on the 2020 election. Many of you were angry that he referred to Joe Biden as the second Catholic president in U.S. history, given the man’s uncritical embrace of the Democrats’ extremist positions on abortion and gender ideology.
Now, whether Mr. Biden calls himself a Catholic or a Buddhist or a Hare Krishna, Mr. Biden is not the legitimately elected President of the United States. The Archbishop, like many other Americans (including Tucker Carlson), jumped the gun on that one.
But the thing is, Archbishop Gomez didn’t say that Mr. Biden was a Catholic. He chose his words very carefully. He said, and I quote, that “he joins the late President John F. Kennedy as the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith”—which is perfectly true! Mr. Biden, like JFK, does profess to believe in Catholicism. He does claim to be a Catholic. And it seems to me that His Excellency went out of his way not to call Mr. Biden “the second Catholic president,” or something to that effect. …