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As Biden Is Sworn In, President of U.S. Bishops Assails Him Over Abortion

posted on January 21, 2021

The Washington Post‘s Michelle Boorstein reports, “Joe Biden, the second-ever Catholic U.S. president, was greeted on his Inauguration Day with contrasting messages from his church: A warm blessing from Pope Francis — and a statement by the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops saying that Biden ‘will advance moral evils,’ including contraception, abortion and same-sex marriage.” Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles put out the statement, though other U.S. bishops were critical of the message, making it clear that U.S. Church leaders are divided. Boorstein writes, “Those divisions are coming to a head in the figure of Biden, who makes it clear with his weekly churchgoing, his frequent references to Catholic teachings and culture, and his use of Catholic symbols that he will not accept the view of conservative Catholics that he is not part of the church.”

Read at The Washington Post