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*Image: The Anti-Catholic Riot of 1844 in Philadelphia by an unknown artist, 1844 [Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia]

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing, Feb. 27, 2021

Dr. Robert Royal is editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C., and currently serves as the St. John Henry Newman Visiting Chair in Catholic Studies at Thomas More College. …

Robert RoyalPope Francis has not particularly emphasized what we call “pro-life” causes during his papacy. You can find stray remarks in his speeches or documents, of course, that affirm belief in the sanctity of human life – even from conception to natural death. But no extended treatment and nothing like the encyclicals pushing the boundaries of marriage or “human ecology.” He has, however, used a vivid image more than once about the global scourge of abortion: most recently in a written message to Argentina’s bishops, “Is it fair to hire a hit man to solve a problem?”

There’s been great excitement among liberal Catholics since the January inauguration of our self-proclaimed “Catholic” president about the convergences between the pope’s main interests – environment, poverty, refugees – and those of the Biden Administration. But on abortion no speculation is required: Joe Biden is like a mafia don, not doing the dirty work himself, but trying to hire a hitman – and (it seems) a Catholic hitman – to eliminate both unborn and very much born human life.  …