This comes by way of Brooklyn College Professor Paul Moses, who also wrote on Commonweal magazine's blog that Biden has had run-ins with the Bishop of Biden's hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
That would be Bishop Joseph Martino.
The issue of Catholics and abortion, as reflected in this episode featuring Biden and the Bishop, has lately been low on the national radar, it seems.
Of course, by the way, there was one Catholic president, John F. Kennedy.
And before JFK here was the beloved New Yorker Al Smith, former New York governmor, who ran for president on the Democratic line in 1928 and lost to Herbert Hoover.
Hmm. Republican Hoover handed us the Depression, and it took a Democratic ex New York governor to begin undoing the mess. That was, not Smith, but Franklin Delano Roosevelt.