Catholic Bishop On Biden: ‘I’m Not Angry At Him, He’s Just Stupid’

Catholic Bishop Robert Gruss spoke out against President Joe Biden’s pseudo-Catholicism during a recent sermon at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw, Michigan — calling Biden “stupid” and saying that he feels “sorry for him.”

Biden has repeatedly tried to manipulate his supposed “Catholic faith” to push far-left propaganda about abortion, gender identity and other issues that are clearly contrary to Catholic teachings. He and other Democrats have weaponized Christianity on numerous occasions to try to shame actual Christians into supporting the murder of unborn children and the mutilation of healthy adults and children — who are all created in the image of God — with gender transition surgeries.

The bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw spoke out about this on April 5, though he argued that Biden simply does not understand Catholicism rather than asserting that the president’s actions are malicious.

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

He then clarified that he did not mean “stupidity in the derogatory way,” instead referring to ignorance, as he believes that Biden “doesn’t understand the Catholic faith.”

Gruss went on to explain that his comments about Biden were being made in an effort to push Catholics toward forgiving Biden and confessing their anger toward him — as he believes that Catholics should not harbor ill will toward someone, especially because Biden is simply ignorant.

“If you’re harboring bad, negative, resentful feelings towards our president, you’re not free,” the bishop said. “Otherwise, you’re letting him control you and your thoughts and your words and your actions. And I guarantee that if he is a problem for you, then those thoughts, words, and actions are negative — they’re gonna come out and then we commit sin. That’s what sin is.”

“How many times have you confessed your anger towards the president? I’m serious. I’m not kidding. If you have it, you should be confessing it. Otherwise, you’re not free,” Gruss added.

The bishop’s strong statements about Biden prompted some backlash, leading to him issuing a statement slightly backtracking on his comments.

“In a recent talk on Forgiveness and Unforgiveness, my comments about the president of the United States were taken out of context,” Gruss said. “I was speaking in the context of forgiving the president and any people in government who offend us by their words and actions – that we cannot harbor resentment toward them because in doing so, it would be sinful. We must forgive them if we are to be free. You can find the whole talk online to understand what was really said.”

“I used the word ‘stupid’ in reference to President Biden, recognizing that it was poor judgment in my choice of words,” he added. “It was not meant to be disparaging, and I apologize. I will continue to pray for the president and all political leaders, that they may seek and be guided by the Spirit of Truth. I encourage people of all faiths and goodwill to pray for our great nation.”

Gruss is far from the first bishop to call out the president over his blatant violations of Catholic teachings and his weaponization of Catholicism. In fact, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops even voted 168-55 to deny Biden Communion over his support for abortion.

“We’ve never had a situation like this where the executive is a Catholic president opposed to the teaching of the church,” Bishop Liam Cary of the Diocese of Baker in Oregon said at the time.