US Catholic bishops pivot on anti-abortion messaging, efforts

Baltimore's archbishop took center stage Tuesday during several key developments on the first day of the annual fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The agenda includes American politics and domestic policy -- and their reach can influence elections and grassroots activism. Church leaders are meeting for the first time since the so-called Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. It also comes a week after the midterm elections delivered a political setback to anti-abortion activists, including the Catholic Church. Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, who chairs the group's Pro-Life Activities committee, rolled out plans to pivot on anti-abortion messaging and efforts, changing the narrative and mindset.