Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 28, 2020 / 09:30 am
A Boston priest has apologized for a social media post in which he said he believes in the "right to choose" and endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. The post, made Sunday, received widespread media attention and prompted a statement from Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
"Please accept my apology for the confusion and upset caused by the Facebook post concerning the presidential election and expectant women carrying their children to birth," wrote Monsignor Paul Garrity, pastor of the Lexington Catholic Community parish, on Facebook the evening of August 27.
In his original Aug. 23 Facebook post titled "I AM PRO-LIFE AND SUPPORT JOE BIDEN," Msgr. Garrity wrote: "I am pro-life and I believe in a woman's right to choose. I will vote for Joe Biden for President because I believe that Joe Biden is pro-life like me."
Garrity added that he believes "any woman who becomes pregnant should have the right to choose to give birth to her baby."