The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that the election of Joe Biden, who speaks regularly about his Catholic faith, “presents certain opportunities but also certain challenges.”
In a virtual event for J.R.S., Biden promised to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States, and Dr. Fauci said the pandemic shouldn’t stop resettlement efforts.
President-elect Joe Biden, the second Catholic elected president of the United States, spoke this morning with Pope Francis, the latest world leader to congratulate Mr. Biden even as his opponent refuses to concede the election.
The report shoots down many of Archbishop Vigano’s most explosive claims. But Pope Francis was not exactly proactive in his approach to the ‘allegations and rumors’ surrounding Theodore McCarrick.
Joe Biden framed his campaign as “a battle for the soul of the nation.” On Saturday, Mr. Biden and his supporters won that battle.
For L.G.B.T. Catholics, Pope Francis’ civil unions remarks matter—even if church teaching hasn’t changed
For gay Catholics who remember the dark days of the AIDS epidemic, when their friends and partners were shunned by families and church leaders, the pope’s words may strike a strong emotional chord.
“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”