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Quick-response capacity

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 22, 2003

On Wednesday a group of 160 Milwaukee priests called for an end to mandatory clerical celibacy. On Thursday the president of the US bishops' conference called for "honest conversation" on the issue.

If a group of 160 priests called for a return to the Tridentine-rite Mass, do you suppose they'd get the same sort of quick and sympathetic response? How about if a group of 16,000 laymen called for the public excommunication of pro-abortion politicians?

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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