Nevertheless, the Catholic Bishops say little about them, arguing that they need say nothing; the excommunication occurs without their involvement.
I say that's not good enough. By failing to publicly and vigorously oppose these politicians, by failing to publicly, vigorously and certainly state that these politicians are acting contrary to Catholic belief and that these politicians are in fact excommunicated, the Bishops are giving the appearance that these abortionist politicians are acting acceptably to the Church. This appearance is false, even though commonly held. IMO, by their inaction, the Bishops are giving scandal. They are supposed to be leaders, they are supposed to be teachers. They had best get off their butts and lead, and teach. They're frittering away their authority. They remind me of the servant who was given only one talent ...
May God grant them the grace to exercise their office, to lead, to teach, and to sanctify.
Exactly AB. I get the logic that there’s no reason to publicly excommunicate someone for a private sin.
But something this public?? No...this *cannot* be allowed to stand. The response must be swift and severe.