"Listeners in some of our markets will begin hearing political ads next week. The content of these ads do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Relevant Radio and its sponsors. We take seriously our obligation to protect our broadcast licenses which allow us to evangelize and bring Christ to the world through the media," the email said.
The email noted that Fr. Francis Hoffman, Relevant Radio's director, would speak about the issue during a Monday morning broadcast.
In Wisconsin, where ads will run, Bishop Donald Hying wrote last month that with regard to voting "procured abortion surpasses all other moral issues in its urgency, but clearly is not the only issue we face."
"Some 62,237,640 human lives have been snuffed out in the United States since the Supreme Court made abortion the law of the land in 1973," Hying wrote.
"The United States bishops have declared abortion as the preeminent moral issue because no other fundamental moral evil has destroyed more human lives. There is no other evil extolled in either party's platform or candidate's policies that matches a party's or candidate's promotion of the intrinsic evil of the direct and deliberate taking of so many human lives -- now nearly a million each year in the United States alone," the bishop added.
"I cannot ignore that disturbing fact and so, personally, I cannot vote for a presidential candidate who advocates for the continued legalization of abortion," Hying wrote.
"If a candidate is fundamentally wrong on such a basic and preeminent human rights issue of grave consequence to the most innocent in our society and to our own future, how can I trust the candidate to make moral and prudent decisions on many other important social justice issues pertaining to the common good?" he asked.
In Florida, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami wrote last month that "abortion is a grave violation of the most fundamental human right - the right to life that is inherent in all human beings, and that grounds every other right we possess. That some Catholics in public life promote positions on human life that are not coherent with their Catholic faith is a scandal and while they may claim to be 'practicing' Catholics, it is obvious that they need to practice a whole lot more - until they get it right."
Political advocacy group CatholicVote said Thursday it plans to run ads on Catholic radio stations raising objections to Biden's record on religious liberty, Catholic education, abortion, and other issues.
"This ad campaign treats Catholics as chumps, and has all the makings of a massive swindle that will dramatically backfire. We're already getting calls from Catholics outraged that a pro-abortion Catholic like Joe Biden has the gall to go on Catholic radio and brag about his faith," CatholicVote president Brian Burch told CNA.
"Joe Biden has pledged to gut religious schools, strip away fundamental religious freedoms, and for the first time in American history, force taxpayers to directly pay for abortion. Look no further than the unprecedented assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor that Joe Biden has pledged to restart if elected," Burch added.
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Biden is also planning a television ad aimed at Catholics, which will air in swing states and features Biden speaking about his faith to America magazine editor Fr. Matt Malone, SJ.