Except for the occasional outlier, the bishops have been virtually silent on these issues. They are seldom a topic of discussion or homily, and Catholic businesses will now be forced to support them, and now we are being told to shut up about these subjects.
When the Bishops did speak it was purposefully ambiguous to allow Catholics to vote for those who advocate for abortion.
I detect a strain of minimalist Christianity in this Pope.
In a Culture of Death in a Secular society...who is left to defend the defenseless if not the Catholic Church.
He is clearly moving away from JPII and Benedict...who were forceful in their challenges to Catholics, Christians and the World.
We have been trying to tell you guys to come out of this abomination for a very long time. Perhaps now, some eyes will be opened.
Maybe the Catholic Church could come up with a ceremony to sanctify an abortion. Make it a more joyous occasion.
We take pictures, pass out mementos. Congratulate the mother. Thank the doctor.
The whole abortion thingy needs a make over.