The cultural and political weaknesses of the Catholic Church gave rise to a common sentiment from bishops, in Maier’s phrasing: “we’re generals without armies, and the civil authorities know it.”
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Archbishop Naumann’s interview comes just weeks after Biden became the second Catholic to serve as U.S. president, with administration officials making a point to emphasize his Mass attendance.
The U.S. bishops have been supportive of the president’s initial moves, which include enhanced protections for children of undocumented immigrants and increasing the number of refugee admissions.
Two weeks removed from the inaugural address of President Biden, Americans — especially many Catholics — are looking back and questioning the appeal for unity from our new president. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register contributor Professor Gerry Bradley about what he calls “President Joe Biden’s Blue America.” And then, we are joined by author Carrie Gress and her book The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity. Is her book being censored by Big Tech?
Biden quoted philosopher Søren Kierkegaard that “faith sees best in the dark.”
Biden issued executive orders that will require the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement and will cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline project.
While the tweets criticizing the USCCB’s Inauguration Day statement confirmed his preference for finding common ground with Catholic politicians like Joe Biden, they also revealed a willingness to openly confront his brother bishops.
Last week, the Biden administration took its first step toward increasing federal fair housing regulations.
COMMENTARY: Despite the president’s theme of unity and the gloss of religious language, his inaugural address was intensely partisan, void of reference to the truly transcendent. Biden envisioned a country made in his party’s image, and his plan for ‘unity’ is strikingly, strictly political.
Not only does is it conflict with his pre-election promise to govern by consensus, not by executive fiat, it also highlights the omission of ‘life’ from his inaugural address list of shared things that Americans love.