Joe Biden: Vice Presidential Candidate and Outspoken Critic of Priest Sex Abuse

Senator Joe Biden, D-Del. has been a Catholic all his life. He’s frank, outspoken, and one who doesn’t shy away from fights if the fight is just. Speaking about his Catholic faith, Biden has talked about a principle that “animates” his faith and that is the abuse of power. Biden has dedicated his life to fighting what he sees as a real evil in the world. That abuse of power is at the root of the priest abuse crisis. For Biden, he’s not going to tolerate someone who abuses his authority, even if that person is a priest or a bishop. He doesn’t see a problem with remaining Catholic and speaking out against the priest abuse scandal. Perhaps his courage and willingness to speak frankly on even sensitive issues is why Senator Obama has chosen him as his Vice Presidential running mate.