By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 04, 2005
When they meet in November at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, the US bishops will have their hands full. There are dioceses going bankrupt-- including the diocese led by the president of the bishops' conference. There are dioceses closing parish churches by the dozens. There are seminary rectors and religious provincials vowing to defy a directive from the Vatican. There are Catholic politicians supporting abortion and Catholic couples getting divorced and Catholic teenagers shacking up and Catholic colleges teaching heresy and Catholic priests going to jail.
So it's no surprise that the top item on the agenda, as evidenced by the press advisory from the bishops' conference, will be...the death penalty.
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