Whatever, it is an attempt to characterize my position as being wrong by definition: me against the bishops. That rather grossly overstates the case. I have been very specific in expressing my opposition to their forays into politics. That I feel they are sometimes wrong hardly means I oppose them categorically.
No, it makes me upset and disappointed.
In a heartbeat. I would relish the opportunity to raise this concern.
Perhaps a closer reading of the document would be useful. From the article in the OP:
…the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has encouraged public debate on gun control, suggesting specific policies that might quell gun violence.
The bishop emphasized the USCCB’s previous support for gun control, mentioning their support for a 1994 federal ban on assault weapons, which expired without being renewed in 2004.
Additionally, Dewane mentioned that the USCCB has suggested policies for better background checks, limitations to high-powered weapons, more laws criminalizing gun traffic, improved access to mental health care, and increased safety measures on guns.
It is an oversimplification, but since I’ve not done that don’t characterize it as my position.
Without hearing any of his homilies, I’m willing to bet he doesn’t spend much time offering his personal opinions on specific policy proposals.
This is just another variant of your “me against the bishops” charge. Your position would have merit if we knew that bishops never erred, but since we know from recent painful experience that this is not so, my arguments need to be addressed on their merits, not simply dismissed as bishop bashing.