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Editorial calls for bishops to discipline Catholic politicians who favor same-sex marriage

October 10, 2011

In a Catholic World Report editorial, George Neumayr argues that American Catholic bishops are shirking their responsibility by allowing Catholic politicians to support same-sex marriage without facing canonical discipline. He writes:

Whether or not Communion should be given to an Andrew Cuomo or Martin O’Malley isn’t even a close call.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 11, 2011 6:00 PM ET USA

    When was it ever?

  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 11, 2011 9:07 AM ET USA

    Let's just add this item to the long list of things about which the majority of American Catholic bishops are shirking their responsibility. The bishops' love affair with secular politics and politicians seems to take priority over their obligation to teach as Jesus did and to organize and lead the laity in Catholic action. Apparently, they believe that the laity is not smart enough to engage in political action on behalf of the Church.

  • Posted by: Defender - Oct. 10, 2011 6:36 PM ET USA

    Isn't this what most Catholics have been clamoring for? If this is newsworthy because it comes from another editor of a Catholic newspaper, then why don't all the Catholic periodicals get together and pick a day in which ALL of them have an editorial calling for the bishops to get off their duffs and lay down some (canon) law!