The Washington Post met with backlash earlier this week for describing President Joe Biden as “very Catholic,” while denouncing the group of U.S. Catholic bishops who are likely to rebuke him for his abortion views as “right-wing.”
“A rising group of right-wing U.S. Catholic bishops is colliding with a very Catholic president who supports abortion rights,” the official Twitter account of The Washington Post tweeted Wednesday, linking to an article by the Post’s religion reporter Michelle Boorstein.
A rising group of right-wing U.S. Catholic bishops is colliding with a very Catholic president who supports abortion rights. https://t.co/A351JzqRjB
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 28, 2021
“Catholic leaders, like their massive flock, are deeply divided about Biden, only the second U.S. president to come from the country’s largest faith group,” Boorstein wrote in part. “Since his election, the increasingly loud right wing of the church has made clear that Biden cannot continue to expand abortion rights and call himself Catholic and go unchallenged.”