Following a leaked Email from prominent political actors about a possible “Catholic Spring” movement to plant “seeds of the revolution” within the Church, the US bishops’ conference has rebuked interference in the Church and a political discourse that marginalizes the faithful and demeans women.
“There have been recent reports that some may have sought to interfere in the internal life of the Church for short-term political gain,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, the US bishops’ conference president. “If true, this is troubling both for the well-being of faith communities and the good of our country.”
“In our faith and our Church, Christ has given us a precious gift. As Catholics, we hold onto our beliefs because they come to us from Jesus, not a consensus forged by contemporary norms,” he said Oct. 13. Read more