It a combination of things.
First, there is a large percentage of priests and bishops who don't actually believe what the Church teaches. They are post-modernists and many of them are homo-socialists. They believe the Church should conform to the zeitgeist.
Then there are those priests and bishops who don't like to take sides or make waves. They go along to get along.
Then there are the priests and bishops who believe in the teachings of the Church. Of these, there is a small minority who have the courage to make a stand against public scandal.
In all fairness, who among us would want to endure being Alinskyized, especially if most of our colleagues either denied their support or even joined the opposition?
How is that possible? I went through RCIA. I don't remember any ambiguous teachings about Catholicism.
Why are they even Catholic in the first place? Why not go be priests, bishops in the church of "Whateverism" (or the Episcopal church), or they could start their own church?
And if these are "End Times" -Aren't all these people in real danger of going to Hell for all eternity?
I mean shouldn't someone point out to them what the teachings of the Church are, and that they are on the wrong track, before its too late?
For the record, IMO no one has done more damage to Christianity than smug, self righteous, arrogant, finger-pointing, so-called Christians, who spend all their time and efforts pointing out the errors of others and never once think to point in the mirror first, and work on themselves.
But when you have a situation where there is massive confusion about what the Church teaches, shouldn't it be made clear, so that no one is mis-led?
I.E. Maybe they don't have to go all "Fire and Brimstone" speech, and then publicly deny the politicians Communion, but can they can take them aside privately, and spell it out for them?
Then make an effort to inform the people of what the teachings of the Church are?
I wonder- What is the bigger sin-Being a politician who supports grave sins and takes Communion? Or being in the Church hierarchy and supporting giving Communion to politicians who openly promote/support grave sins?
Many of these people must think that they can wait until the last 5 minutes of their life to "get themselves right with the Lord" .
(or Soros probably thinks he can write the Almighty a big check and buy his way in.)
I had this type of discussion with an ardent atheist. He said he thought it was BS that a person could live their whole life doing bad things and be forgiven everything at the last second. How can it be good for people to think they can go through life doing horrible, even evil things and have it all forgiven at the last second of life?
I said" God knows EVERYTHING about you." So if the person who is asking for forgiveness, at the last second, is truly sorry, in his/her heart, that person will be forgiven.
But if the person is only asking because they think they can lie to the Lord, and pretend to be sorry, because they don't want to be punished- that it can't happen for that person- Because The Lord knows what's really in our hearts and He would KNOW that the person is not sorry, and only scared, and trying to get out of going to hell.
I don't know what these leftist Catholics and Clergy are thinking. They are literally "playing with fire".