USCCB Government Relations (GR) represents the USCCB before the U.S. Congress on public policy issues of concern to the bishops. GR coordinates and directs the legislative activities of the USCCB staff and other church personnel to influence the actions of the Congress. A specific set of issues is assigned to each congressional liaison staff person, who in turn, works in collaboration with particular policy departments at the USCCB.
Unfortunately for conservative Catholics like me, most of what the USCCB lobbies for has no basis in Catholic doctrine and is nothing more than thinly-veiled Marxism.
And now they feel betrayed by the Marxist-in-Chief? Cry me a river, Archbishop Dolan.
And ‘Catholic’ democrats have learned nothing. They will continue to blindly vote for where their herd is pointed by their democrap and union masters.
Your reply to my posting regarding the USCCB’s 50 year seemingly endorsement of the Democratis leftism certainly is true. No one has been as angry as myself and continues to be so with many of the Catholic bishops’ derelictions of duty when the Roe v. Wade decision saw the Democrats embracing it and the GOP drifting into the Pro-Life camp, yet the bishops did nothing to alert and to vigorously protest this development. I am the first to argue that if the bishops had been vigilant and had steadfastly spoken against the “pro-choice” argument of many Catholic Democrats, the subsequent 50 million abortions may have been lessened to miniscule proportions. That they did not do so amounts to the mostr serious of sins against many of them, IMHO.
Please tone down your anger a bit. Why on earth are you not rejoicing in what finally seems to be the return of the errant bishops to a genuine, consistant pro-life stance? The fact that many of them have finally had their eyes opened by Obama’s deceitful arrogance is disappointing because it took so long, yet gives me hope.
By-the-way, Arch-Bishop Dolan, now a Cardinal, has been a real leader in this HHS Mandate battle. He is adament, and we are seeing the the emergence of a strong spokesman for all religious people and the defense of the First Amendment. He had to clean up the mess in the Milwaukee Fiocese and did a supurb job of it. When he was announced as the next Archbp of NYC, all traditional Catholics cheered this news. So, please respect him, as he has a very difficult job.
I am also a conservative Catholic. My dear, mother was a strong Catholic and a fervent Republican. She died in 1996. I only can hope she is seeing Cardinal Dolan and urging him on in the defense of Christian values.