Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Joseph Naumann
Every year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) supports the March for Life. And, every year the March for Life concludes at the Supreme Court of the United States.
The reason the USCCB supports the March for Life and the reason that the March for Life ends at the Supreme Court is to send a positive message about the sanctity of human life and to insist that Roe vs Wade is reversed.
Suddenly, with Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, we now have reason to hope that Roe can actually be overturned.
But, where are the bishops of the United States to be found when Judge Barrett is being attacked on the Senate floor for her Catholic faith and for her belief in the sanctity of human life?
We now call on the USCCB to defend U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett against those who would attack her because of her Catholic faith and what that means in terms of protecting life from conception until natural death.
Please SIGN this petition to urge the Catholic Bishops of the United States to defend Judge Amy Coney Barrett from attack.
When Judge Barrett's Senate confirmation hearing began on Monday, hundreds of Protestants and their ministers gathered outside the Supreme Court to pray for Barrett. Please WATCH an exclusive LifeSite video showing this joyful gathering by clicking here.
Defending Barrett, of course, is not only about defending a nominee to the Supreme Court, but also about defending ALL of the faithful against the suggestion that the Catholic faith somehow disqualifies one for service in public life.
But, again, where is the USCCB on these important matters? Certainly, if the bishops called on their faithful to show prayerful support of Barrett, people would respond.
Thankfully, a few U.S. bishops, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan, have made public statements defending Barrett's Catholic faith. However, the USCCB has not united to defend her.
Cardinal Dolan supported Judge Barrett on September 29, 2020 in his show Conversations with Cardinal Dolan. Dolan commented that she is an articulate and committed woman of integrity and strength, and defended Barrett against what he called "nasty comments."
After reminding listeners that the Constitution says “there should be no religious test for candidates,” he said, “When you look at some of the grilling they were doing in the past, it was like they were testing her on her faith. Well, that is just out of bounds, folks."
Unfortunately, this line of questioning is still being pursued TODAY by some Democratic U.S. senators. And, it is utterly wrong.
The USCCB should urgently consider following Cardinal Dolan's lead on this matter, defending Barrett against the outrageous attacks against her Catholic faith and her pro-life beliefs.
Doing so would send a strong message about the right to practise Catholicism and participate in public life in America. And, it would also send a strong message to the U.S. Senate and the American public about the necessity of defending life in the public square.
Please SIGN this urgent petition urging the USCCB to defend Judge Barrett who is a faithful member of the Church. Bishops must provide leadership to their flocks about the significant political circumstances of our day. Thank you!
After you have signed the petition, please take a few minutes to politely call the USCCB's Respect Life Office and ask the bishops to issue a united statement in defense of Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith and her pro-life beliefs. Their phone number is: 202-541-3070. Or, write them an email at: [email protected]
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Watch Day 4 of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings live HERE' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-amy-coney-barretts-supreme-court-confirmation-hearing-live-here
'Cdl. Dolan defends Amy Coney Barrett: She ‘takes her Catholic faith seriously’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cdl-dolan-defends-amy-coney-barrett-she-takes-her-catholic-faith-seriously
'Amy Coney Barrett lays out timeline from legal contraception to 60M abortions' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/amy-coney-barrett-lays-out-timeline-from-legal-contraception-to-60m-abortions