POPE FRANCIS' TEACHING ON ABORTION
"ABORTION IS THE ONLY CATHOLIC ISSUE"
NOT THE TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
by John R. Connolly
A chorus of conservative U.S. bishops, along with the conservative opponents of Pope Francis, and the right-wing Catholic media are misleading U.S. Catholic voters by making the claim that abortion is the “only Catholic issue” in the 2020 presidential election. What is so amazing is how such a view can be so loudly proclaimed and popularly accepted as the Catholic Church’s position when it is not the view of Pope Francis and is not supported by the church’s official statements on abortion.