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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:21 AM

 

Joe Biden: ‘I Happen to be a Practicing Catholic’

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 30, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - In a speech introducing President Barack Obama at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, Vice President Joe Biden said that “we all practice the same basic faith.”

“We all practice the same basic faith but different faiths,” said Biden. “I happen to be a practicing Catholic, and I grew up learning from the nuns and the priests who taught me what we used to call Catholic social doctrine. But it's not fundamentally different than a doctrine of any of the great confessional faiths.”

Here is the transcript of the vice president’s speech:

My wife, Jill, whenever she wants to make sure I get the message that she wants to deliver to me that morning, literally, she tapes it on the mirror while I'm shaving. (Laughter.) You think I'm joking -- I'm not joking. And about a year and a half ago -- a little longer, actually, almost two years ago -- she taped a quote on my mirror at home in Wilmington which is still there, and it's a quote from Kierkegaard. He said, “Faith sees best in the dark.” Faith sees best in the dark. And all of you know better than anyone that faith is a gift from God. Because faith works best when you're the least. Faith works best when you're most frightened, in my view. And faith works best when you're not exactly sure where to go.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/joe-biden-i-happen-be-practicing-catholic

Full transcript: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/30/remarks-president-and-vice-president-easter-prayer-breakfast

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