Bishops' voices of reason reasserting themselves

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare

For much of this year the public profile of the US Catholic Church seems to have been dominated by the rantings of extreme right-wing propagandists and a handful of their episcopal enablers who have been badly abusing the pro-life cause for an increasingly shrill, partisan attack on the Obama administration.

Now, though, it seems that the more rabid attack machine has overplayed its hand, and the silent majority of bishops is finally getting tired of the demagoguery and counterproductive tactics that are being employed in the name of our church.