Bishop Gruss Blasts ‘Devout Catholic’ Joe Biden

A Catholic bishop in Michigan vilified President Joe Biden as a “stupid” Catholic “who is not living the life Jesus wants for him” during a presentation after a celebration of daily Mass.

During a reflection on “Forgiveness as the Heart of Christianity,” Bishop Robert Gruss of Saginaw told attendees at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption April 5 that he has no personal animus toward Biden, a fellow Catholic.

“I don’t have any anger toward the president. I feel sorry for him. I’m not angry at him, he’s just stupid,” Gruss said.

During his presentation, which was posted on the Saginaw Diocese’s YouTube account, Gruss suggested that Biden, a Democrat whose support for abortion rights has rankled several bishops over the years, “doesn’t understand the Catholic faith.”

The bishop also said that Biden demonstrates ignorance “in the sense of not knowing.”

“It’s not stupidity in a derogatory way. It’s stupidity in the sense of he doesn’t know until he does things,” said Gruss, whose comments elicited laughter from some audience members.

“So I’m not angry at him, I feel sorry for him, that’s different,” Gruss said.

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