Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting.
People of faith must lead with moral goodness to stave the republic from succumbing to the politics of despair fueling violent civil strife.
The bishops’ conference’s Jan. 22 response emphasized Church teaching on abortion and said Catholics cannot support abortion. Their statement also emphasized politicians’ responsibilities to reject a right to abortion.
Catholic groups like the Catholic Benefits Association say their religious-freedom position has been strengthened by a federal injunction against mandatory insurance coverage or medical referrals.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris stated their commitment to abortion on the anniversary of the ‘Roe v. Wade’ decision on Friday.
A NOTE FROM OUR PUBLISHER: President Joe Biden has spoken often about the need for unity — this is critical today when our nation is so bitterly divided. Americans must strive to come together, but achieving this will be difficult. Unity can't mean compromising deeply held religious beliefs especially regarding human life.