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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 15, 2005

Would you, as an American voter:

  • Oppose legislation that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain drivers [sic] licenses and other state-issued identification documents, with the goal of ensuring full access by immigrants to such state-issued identification documents.
  • Support legislative provisions that would assist developing countries with energy efficiency, renewable technologies, and ameliorating the impact of global warming on the poor.
  • Support legislation to provide full funding of programs such as the Conservation Security Program, which rewards farmers and ranchers who practice good stewardship and environmental protection on land that is in active production.

OK, OK. I'll stop now. CWN readers have already figured out that I'm cherry-picking from the legislative agenda of the US bishops' conference. But with all due respect to TXCatholic, let me point out that the USCCB agenda is not published; it's available only to those who take the initiative to ask for the full written version.

Now I wonder why the bishops don't want their whole political program lit up in neon lights, and broadcast all over the internet? Hmmm.

Maybe our wise religious leaders worry that it would cause crises of conscience. Let's say, just for example, that I, personally, don't

Support provisions in legislation relating to US bilateral and regional trade agreements consistent with the Bishops’ criteria for ethical trade, including as developments warrant: Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement; Andean Free Trade Agreement; US-Southern African Customs Union FTA; and Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Would it still be OK for me to receive Communion? Would Cardinal McCarrick feel "comfortable?"

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