The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith tells the Register that the Catholic Church must not only demand freedom of religion, she must also take up the task of demanding and promoting that politics be given a moral basis.
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The “Catholics for Biden” co-chairs, include 2016 vice-presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine D, Va., California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and several members of Congress.
The effort comes as both the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns court Catholic voters, both campaigns have made efforts to suggest they represent a commitment to Catholic social teaching.
Experts weigh in on what Catholics might expect from a Biden-Harris administration on the issue of life.
Patrick Carolan, Catholic outreach director for the group Vote Common Good, said Catholics should heed the advice of Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, that “a person’s character is what’s as important as any of these issues when considering who to vote for.”
Joe Biden, who has met with successive popes during his political career, has made his Catholic faith a frequent feature during his campaign for the presidency.
In his post on social media, Msgr. Garrity added that he believes “any woman who becomes pregnant should have the right to choose to give birth to her baby.”