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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

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • 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."