Abortion Politics Loom Over U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Vote

U.S. Catholic bishops will choose a national president this week in elections that will help shape their public policy agenda and hence their relations with Washington—and the Vatican—over the next three years. As the USCCB meets in Baltimore, bishops will decide whether to continue to give priority to opposition to abortion over other issues on which it is active, including poverty and migration, rather than take its cues from Pope Francis.