Yeah, so what? I said, 'As a label, "Catholic" is even more meaningless than "Republican"' And I am right. Take for example the Catholic doctrine on abortion, it is pro-life. But folks like Rudy call themselves Catholic and yet they support the "right" abortion. Hell, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry have the "Catholic" label. It has come to mean next to nothing, not so much because of the church itself, but because of the cafeteria-style approach of the majority of its members. I suppose that the Church is at least partially responsible for tolerating this approach.
Just last week, the local newspaper had a picture of a local lady painting a pro-Hilary sign for her recent visit to Dubuque. This lady is employed by the bishop as some head of child protection, or some such position. Now why would the church tolerate that? Where is your "clear and vocal stand" when it counts?
You may be chocked to find out (as I was!) that you can work for the parish offices (and I would assume the same for the diocese) and not be Catholic.