Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego says he hopes the Roman Catholic Church will be “proud collaborators” with the Joe Biden administration on several issues — despite the president-elect’s support of abortion rights.
Interviewed for the National Catholic Reporter, McElroy told Christopher White that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “needs to be frank and forthright in its sharp disagreement with the president-elect’s [abortion] position and where the administration seems likely to go.”
But a week after the bishops met via Zoom for their semiannual conference, McElroy said other matters demand attention.
He noted climate change, “the searing questions of racial justice and division which have been so exacerbated in the last four years” and economic relief for those affected by COVID-19.
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