My Response: The U.S. Bishops need to find their prophetic voice and take action on social justice issues to challenge the policies of the Trump administration on the following concerns: racism, immigration, health care coverage, nuclear war, and the environment. Here is one issue. I have a major problem with their failure to support birth control for their employees as a religious freedom issue. What about supporting the religious freedom of women, who follow their consciences to avoid pregnancy through responsible birth control? We all know that this would prevent abortions. A pro-life church must have a consistent ethic of life that fosters the well being and health of all, including women and children throughout their lives, not just in the womb.
I recommend this outstanding, thought-provoking article by Michael Sean Winters. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org