Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the issue of partisanship on behalf of the bishops:

A week from today there will be a virtual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Critics of the bishops are accusing them of being political partisans. They are wrong. While every bishop has his own political leanings, it is simply false to argue that the USCCB is a political tool of either the Republicans or the Democrats.

The USCCB has praised and criticized the leaders of both parties, depending on their policies and how they mesh with Catholic teachings on public policy matters. Most of the more recent criticism asserts that the bishops are hostile to the Democrats and welcoming to the Republicans.

To dispel this myth we have issued a report on instances where the bishops were supportive of President Obama, critical of President Trump, and supportive of President Biden. Of course, there have been many instances when they took a different stand on each of the three presidents. It all depends on the issues, not on party allegiance.

To read the report, click here.

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