We have $162,320 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

The bishops' tougher response

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 11, 2012

The US bishops have now indicated that the Obama “compromise” mandate is “unacceptable.” Yet two leading Catholic organizations have already accepted it. We are about to witness a critical test of the bishops’ authority, as I explain in this In Depth Analysis

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($162,320 to go):
$200,000.00 $37,679.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Feb. 13, 2012 12:47 PM ET USA

    Patrick01, you rock; Catholic Culture, thanks for working your weekends!

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Feb. 13, 2012 10:59 AM ET USA

    I'm doubtful that the will exists in the U.S. episcopacy to deal with this, and I'm not even sure HOW they would deal with it, frankly.

  • Posted by: Patrick1933 - Feb. 11, 2012 5:20 PM ET USA

    A Churchill quote appropriate to our current situation: "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. 6 hours ago
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? 7 hours ago
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7
The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. October 7
Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5