Why can't the USCCB stand as one with the truth to the secular press?


#1

I wrote a letter to all of the Catholic Bishops last week. I wanted to paste a copy of the letter so you could see it, but guess I am not supposed to do that. In my letter I was asking all of the Bishops to stand up as one, preach the truth, & defend Terri’s life in the secular press. I was upset that when voting in Nov. there was much in the secular press, including full page ads advising us (Catholics) to vote for a pro-life candidate. Yet, when we have a prolife issue such as defending Terri’s life, there is nothing in the secular press from the Catholic Bishops. A Bishop from Oregon replied to me & said that the USCCB is not supposed to get involved, as it involves local politics & local jurisdiction. He said he would not want the USCCB to come & tell him what to do in running his diocese in Oregon. Why can’t the USCCB stand as one, & preach the truth in the secular press, take out ads, and really be fighting for her life? There has been much in the Catholic press, but not the secular press.


#2

Dear a,

That is a very good question. There should be absolutley no question of hestitancy in this matter. We need to pray for our bishops!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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