Asking for a friend: Can a Catholic vote for Biden?
It comes up in phone calls and email exchanges: "Given his support for legal abortion, can a faithful Catholic vote for Joe Biden?"
Both of us have fielded questions like that in recent weeks. Maybe you have, too.
The short answer is "Yes."
The longer answer relies on a combination of church teaching and the conscience of individual Catholics. But you might not know that to hear from some priests, politicians and prelates, not to mention other Catholic media and an occasional former college football coach.