Is the Catholic Hierarchy Moving toward the GOP?

Religion News Service’s David Gibson investigates the shifting political attitude of the Catholic Church in the U.S. Gibson finds that the church is developing a considerably more conservative approach to traditional social matters, but also to the issue of social welfare. Gibson points to the fact that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently hired the conservative “Jonathan Reyes, as the new head of the bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development – in effect their chief lobbyist on domestic and international social justice issues” as a sign of the church’s rightward shift. 

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