The Vatican intervened Wednesday to stop the publication of a statement from U.S. bishops declaring that Joe Biden’s policies will directly conflict with Church teaching and advance “moral evils.”
The statement from the President of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), Archbishop José Gomez, noted that “our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender.”
“Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences,” the statement added.
The Vatican’s Secretariat of State subsequently nixed the Bishops’ statement to prevent or at least delay its release. Apparently there was concern in the Vatican that a preemptive statement from Archbishop Gomez might complicate matters for the socialist/globalist Pope Francis, who was expected to release a statement on the Biden administration after the inauguration.