First, let’s look at the religious demography of NY state:
Cathoics - 39%
Protestants - 32%
other Christians - 3%
Jews - 10%
Muslims - 3%
Buddhists - 1%
non religiious - 17%
others/won’t answer - 2%
As you can see, Catholics are the biggest group, but they are the minority.
The governor, or president, or Congressman or Senator represents ALL the people, not just the Catholics. (Although theoretically someone could run on the platform that they were Catholic and that they would support all the positions of the Catholic Church; and if they got elected, that wold be what the voters voted for.)
Although pro-life supporters don’t acknowledge it, there is a difference–a BIG difference–between being “pro-abortion” and “pro-choice.”
Catholic politicians don’t always follow Catholic teachings. Pro-life supporters act as if abortion is the only issue that matters. But there are a host of other issues: the death penalty, gun laws, immigration, health care, etc. etc. Should bishops sanction any politician who goes against Catholic policy on ANY issue? Or just “intrinsically evil” issues?
And, practically speaking, how would that play out in future elections? Or, appointments to judgeships? If public condemnation by the Catholic Church were a constant issue that was in the news, might a non-Catholic voter be more apt to say “I don’t want to vote for any Catholic because they don’t want to represent me, they want to follow whatever their church tells them to.”?
Remember how all the conservatives got their dander up because Kamala Harris talked about the Knights of Columbus having extremist views, and how she asked a nominee for a judgeship if they would follow the law or the Knights of Columbus positions? Is that what you want to happen?