Joe Biden’s rejection of key Church teachings is highlighting divisions between practicing and nominal Catholics, Catholic League President Bill Donohue noted Friday.
Baptized Catholics who do not follow their faith, Catholics in name only (CINO), have no problem with Biden’s opposition to the Church on central questions, Dr. Donohue observes, which sets them at odds with religious Catholics, who find Biden’s support of abortion-on-demand, his hostility to school choice, and his embrace of radical gender theory appalling.
In a recent survey, the Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of self-identified Catholic Democrats reject Church teaching on abortion. Seventy-seven percent of “Democratic and Democratic-leaning Catholic adults say they think abortion should be legal in all or most cases,” Pew noted on September 15.
In this regard, most Catholics who voted for Biden did so not despite his position on abortion, but in alignment with it.
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