Though an about-face by the Biden administration brought welcome news to advocates for refugee resettlement, the process raised concerns about the political calculus at work.
What if we followed the example of the bishops of Germany, Australia, Ireland and elsewhere and called for a regional gathering of Catholics—from all corners of the local church—to discuss the flaws and future of evangelization?
Joe Biden has signed eight executive orders related to immigration in his first two weeks in office. These measures are important first steps, but immigration reform must move beyond executive orders.
We will surely benefit if all our prominent national and local leaders—Catholic bishops and priests among them—are crystal clear about the safety of the vaccines.
Some are claiming the warrant of the Gospel for these assaults on democracy, which undermines the credibility of evangelization.
As Covid-19 vaccines become available, is crucial that all government agencies work through the ethical conundrums of vaccine distribution beforehand—and be prepared to make hard decisions.