The author thinks that the American Bishop's increasing hostillity against progressive Senators on the issue of abortion, may alienate them from them in other leftist platforms they both share. The Bishops have long been allies of progressive political forces, it's time they realize that liberalism is no friend to the Church.
As liberals bitterly absorb the loss of a government-backed insurance option, the divisive issues of abortion and covering immigrants could soon re-emerge as the Senate finalizes a reform measure.
The U.S. Catholic Bishops on Monday sent senators letters urging action on each issue, siding with conservatives on one and liberals on the other.
On abortion, the letter from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chairman of the conference’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, urged a last minute insertion of language that would block taxpayer money from subsidizing abortion coverage.