- THE BLAZE - Jan 22, 2021 -
PAUL SACCA -
'Abortion is a direct attack on life that also wounds the woman and undermines the family'
José Horacio Gomez, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a strong denunciation of President Joe Biden's stance on abortion, marriage, and gender.
Gomez, the archbishop of Los Angeles, offered prayers for the new president and his family on Inauguration Day.
"I am praying that God grant him wisdom and courage to lead this great nation and that God help him to meet the tests of these times, to heal the wounds caused by this pandemic, to ease our intense political and cultural divisions, and to bring people together with renewed dedication to America's founding purposes, to be one nation under God committed to liberty and equality for all," Gomez said in a statement.
The USCCB president emphasized that "Catholic bishops are not partisan players in our nation's politics," but are "responsible for the souls of millions of Americans and we are advocates for the needs of all our neighbors."