CNA Staff, Oct 30, 2020 / 09:30 am
Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden said this week that his Catholic faith motivates his political career and underpins his plan for governing, but did not mention his support for abortion, his plan to end religious freedom protections for nuns, or his support for expansive new transgender laws, all of which have drawn criticism from U.S. bishops.
Writing in The Christian Post Thursday, an essay from Biden, "The greatest commandment has guided my politics," discussed the former vice president's coping with family bereavement, his concept of public service, and his plans for serving as president.
"These abiding principles – loving God and loving others – are at the very foundation of my faith," said Biden. He wrote that throughout his 47 years in politics, "these values have kept me grounded in what matters most," and are "the cornerstone upon which our family is built."
Biden has made his Catholic faith a part of his campaign messaging in recent weeks, as the candidate tries to reach Catholic voters in swing states, whose votes could be crucial for either candidate in close states.