As the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) concludes its annual meeting this week, it reveals itself as grossly out of touch with both grassroots Catholicism and with Pope Francis.
Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, chair of the group that has fought the healthcare mandate, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski
I love the political game, and I believe there is honor in it. But I also believe that there are some institutions that ought to have more balance and reserve, which ought not to be populated with people whose total identity is as partisan hacks.
The recent Pew Report, "Lobbying for the Faithful: Religious Advocacy Groups in Washington, DC," may prompt commentary. Hopefully, people will realize its figures are way out of whack.
An Open Letter to the President of the US Catholic Bishops: Making Public Policy on LGBT People? Talk to Us First
If the US Catholic bishops wish to have a credible, respected voice in ministering to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender you need to begin to listen to us.
There are in fact two very different Catholic voices that elected officials in New York and elsewhere around the country have to navigate: the big "C" voice of the Catholic bishops, and the little "c" voices of Catholics in the pews.
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