BALTIMORE (AP) - The head of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops
says Catholic lawmakers should follow their faith when setting
public policy under a new presidential administration.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago made the comments yesterday at the fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.
He says the bishops respect Catholic lawmakers but want them to
follow Catholic teaching.
President-elect Obama is Protestant, and Vice President-elect Biden is Catholic. Both support abortion rights and other policies that don't align with Catholic church views.
Cardinal George says "we must all rejoice" that an African-American will be in the White House for the first time in a country that "once enshrined slavery" in law.