Josh Hawley for Pope

On Wednesday, March 1, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland over the Department of Justice (DOJ) apparent “anti-Catholic bias.”

Senator Hawley, who is not even Catholic, put to shame the cowardice response of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to two incidents involving apparent FBI bias against Catholics.

“Not a single U.S. Bishop exhibited the zeal shown by Senator Hawley during his inquiry of Merrick Garland,” said Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute.  “Instead, the USCCB issued a milquetoast statement nearly a week after the story broke about the FBI targeting ‘radical-traditional Catholics.’ In my opinion, it was simply too little, too late.”

“The USCCB appears to have no problem in forcefully speaking-out on matters of immigration, disaster relief, and poverty programs – efforts which earn bishops millions in federal grants every year. But even basic defense of faithful Catholics against Merrick Garland’s Stasi-inspired tactics apparently isn’t profitable enough to merit a meaningful response.”

Church Militant’s Michael Voris recently issued an excellent analysis of Senator Hawley’s inquiry, joking posing the question of whether Hawley might be a candidate for pope.


TAKE ACTION: Contact Senator Josh Hawley at 202-224-6154 and thank him for his zeal in defending religious liberty for Catholics.