(CNS News) — In a virtual speech at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said the tenets of Catholic social doctrine have guided him throughout his career, even though he is a staunch supporter of abortion and so-called gay marriage, which are condemned by Catholic teaching.
“I know for me, my Catholic faith has helped me through the darkness, as I’ve had to bury pieces of my soul, deep in the earth, and eventually found purpose to live a life worthy of those I lost,” said Biden. “And throughout my life in public service, I’ve been guided by the tenets of Catholic social doctrine.”
“It cuts across all confessions of faith,” he said. “What you do to the least among us, you do unto me.”
“We have an obligation to one another,” said Biden. “We cannot serve ourselves at the expense of others.” ….