‘I believe the best way for the Church to understand the new social justice movements,’ said the USCCB president, ‘is to understand them as pseudo-religions, and even replacements and rivals to traditional Christian beliefs.’
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Since his term began as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference in 2019, the archbishop has had to face squabbles among the episcopacy, the fallout from the McCarrick Report, a scandal within conference administration and his disgraced predecessor in Los Angeles inserting himself into the public eye.
“But my brothers, our neighbors do not need a new story. What they need is to hear the true story — the beautiful story of Christ's love for us, his dying and rising from the dead for us, and the hope he brings to our lives.”
St. Junipero Serra, the archbishops noted, traveled 2,000 miles to Mexico City when he was aged and infirm “to demand that authorities adopt a native bill of rights he had written.”
Most bishops voiced support for a teaching document on Holy Communion, but some pushed for the removal of the section that would address public officials who are at odds with the Church on abortion and other issues.
On Friday, Archbishop Gomez noted that Congress for 45 years “has maintained that taxpayers should not be forced against their conscience to pay for abortions.”
Blackouts in Texas have created shortages of energy, food, and water, forcing the region to suspend classes, create “warming centers” for the elderly, and issue alerts to boil tap water because of blackouts at water treatment plants.
COMMENTARY: As the bishops work with a new administration, Archbishop José Gomez, not Cardinal Blase Cupich, is emerging as the authentic interpreter of Pope Francis in the U.S. on life, liberty and immigration.
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.