This statement is false:
< Francis has said the church has been alienating Catholics by focusing more on divisive social issues than on mercy and compassion. >
The reporter also says that the bishops’ document on voting is a point of contention within the Church,but actually,the only people in the Church who complain about the document are those who wrongly think that government social programs are as important as abolishing legal abortion. And legal abortion is itself a social justice concern.
< The bishops’ document on political responsibility, titled “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” has been published every four years since 1976, and has become a point of contention within the church over which issues voters should consider most important: abortion or social justice. The bishops voted Wednesday to incorporate Francis’ teachings into the document, but rejected a complete rewrite in favor of limited changes instead. >