In this article, I don’t agree with Neumayr’s assertion that Catholic bishops are Democrats first and foremost. That’s completely unfair. He is entitled to his frustration with the bishops’ collective squeamishness about the issue of pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

Last week Kerry arranged a meeting with Cardinal McCarrick [of Washington] — a meeting Kerry had the chutzpah to arrange at his home (that plan was scotched after word of it leaked out, forcing the locale to be changed for face-saving reasons). Kerry called for the meeting to ensure that the pliant cardinal would keep the lid on the boiling pot of lay Catholic outrage. Unknown at the time, there was an added element of chutzpah to the meeting: At the very moment Kerry was chatting with the cardinal, his campaign team was preparing to roll out a pro-abortion advertising blitz. It appeared on television stations nationwide this week.
“The Supreme Court is just one vote away from outlawing a woman’s right to choose. George Bush will appoint anti-choice, anti-privacy justices. But you can stop him. Help elect John Kerry and join the fight to protect our right to choice. Contribute now at Call or log on now,” says the ad, Kerry’s can-rattling pitch to the deep-pocketed abortion lobby.

When someone kicks you in the teeth and mocks you — and you’re one of the princes of the Church — isn’t it appropriate to get a little angry on behalf of the Church? Not to mention the one whose body the Church is? When are the successors of the apostles realize that when you bend over backwards to accomodate them, your enemies despise you for your spinelessness. If they won’t condemn men like Senator Kerry of behalf of their own office, won’t they at least stand up for the honor of God?