Fr Richard John Neuhaus and Cardinal Avery Dulles Depicted the U.S. Bishops’ Dallas Charter as a contradiction of the Gospel, canon law, and the bishops themselves.
Something was reported in the Catholic press two months ago that triggered a strong sense of deja vu as I was writing my post, “The U.N. in the Time of Cholera” two weeks ago. I set out in that post to defend the policies and teachings of our Church and bishops against some clear hypocrisy from a hapless United Nations committee with a plank in its own eye. I wrote that the modus operandi at the U.N. today seems to be “Do as we say, not as we do.”
Then I came across a critique of the American criminal justice system and its prisons by the United States Catholic Bishops that was on the one hand heroic and just, while on the other left them open to the very same criticism. I knew that I must write about this, but I also didn’t want to. So I waited for someone else to write what must be written, but no one did. It falls, then, to me.
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