U.S. bishops have no problem voicing their concerns about the integrity of foreign elections, but appear to have lost their voice when it comes to elections in their own nation.
On October 19, 2022, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to use the influence of the United States government to help ensure “free, fair, and credible elections” in Nigeria in their upcoming election in February 2023.
This is not the first time the USCCB has tried to influence foreign elections. On June 17, 2021, the USCCB issued a similar letter to Secretary Blinken regarding election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Surprisingly, however, the USCCB has been silent regarding election integrity right here in the United States of America.
On November 8, 2022, U.S. citizens witnessed numerous problems with our midterm elections. Will the bishops be willing to show the same concern for U.S. elections as they have for those in foreign countries?