Bishop Douglas J. Lucia of Syracuse, New York, is speaking out against the Doctrine of Discovery. Lucia also revealed that he plans to ask Pope Francis to repudiate theological teachings used for centuries to justify the subjugation of Indigenous peoples.
Last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to draft a controversial document on Communion, widely seen as an effort to deny the Eucharist to Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. Here is a roster of the Committee on Doctrine, with key statements each member has said about abortion, the Eucharist, or President Joe Biden. Biden is both Catholic and pro-choice.