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US bishops withdraw from coalition that backs Kagan for Supreme Court

Catholic World News - May 20, 2010

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has withdrawn its membership in the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 organizations.

“In light of recent events, it has become increasingly clear that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ continued membership in the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is not possible because of the LCCR’s expanded and broadened agenda,” said Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre NY, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Peace..

“The interests of the Leadership Conference and those of the USCCB have diverged as the LCCR has moved beyond advocacy of traditional civil rights to advocacy of positions which do not reflect the principles and policies of the bishops’ conference.”

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - May. 21, 2010 12:42 PM ET USA

    I agree with Ken, there is far too much of this embarassment going around. Abolish the USCCB, please Pope Benedict!

  • Posted by: Ken - May. 21, 2010 8:58 AM ET USA

    Will we ever stop finding pro-abortion/pro-homosexual organizations to which the USCCB "unknowingly" affiliates? Seems the USCCB is just fine with membership in these organizations until they are exposed publically. There are just too many of them for this to be any accident. ABOLISH the USCCB!

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 20, 2010 11:01 PM ET USA

    Many things don't change until the press gets ahold of things. By then, the black eyes have already been handed out.

  • Posted by: Athelstan - May. 20, 2010 8:22 PM ET USA

    Deo gratias!

  • Posted by: Steve214 - May. 20, 2010 6:44 PM ET USA

    Leftists activists having an agenda that doesn't quite line up with Catholicism? Who would have thunk? What next? That maybe CCHD isn't such a hot idea?

  • Posted by: Sed contra - May. 20, 2010 3:11 PM ET USA

    Although it may have taken a little prodding, I'm grateful that the Bishops' Conference did the right thing.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 20, 2010 2:46 PM ET USA

    At last! Hooray for them.

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