Catching up after being at the GU conference I mentioned in the last post (which was quite good), I see that a few days ago, a group of more than 150 Catholic theologians from universities around the country offered “On All of Our Shoulders: A Catholic Call to Protect the Endangered Common Good.” It’s well worth a read.
Charles Camosy responds well to the question, “Is it partisan?”, here. It’s clear that these theologians would not have felt the need to issue this statement in the first place had some prominent American bishops not chosen, in recent months, to focus with laser-precision on certain issues, and with specific approaches to those issues, that put Republican politicians and policies in the best light possible. Camosy writes of “the context out of which this statement comes”: “There is no confusion about how the views of Biden and other pro-choice Democrats line up with Church teaching. However, there is tremendous confusion about the matters of Catholic Social Doctrine brought up in ‘On All of Our Shoulders’ — and this is why we crafted and circulated it.”