Some Catholic leaders worried Joe Biden’s policies will go against church teachings

Some Catholic leaders worried Joe Biden’s policies will go against church teachings


Some Roman Catholic leaders are worried that President-elect Joe Biden will support policies, including abortion rights, that go against the church’s teachings.

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, told his colleagues on Tuesday the church could face a “difficult and complex situation” over positions touted by Biden, who is set to become the second Catholic president after John F. Kennedy.

“The president-elect has given us reason to think he will support some good policies” but also some that “undermine our preeminent priority of the elimination of abortion,” Gomez said.

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“These policies pose a serious threat to the common good,” he continued.

“When politicians who profess the Catholic faith support them … it creates confusion among the faithful about what the church actually teaches on these questions.”

Gomez broached the issue at the close of the USCCB’s two-day national meeting, adding that he would form a working group to address the matter.

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