That is, they do if they are serious about their fellow U.S. bishops' repeated acknowledgments that their duty as bishops is to seek out pro-abortion Catholic politicians and convert them.
Five California politicians -- Joe Baca, Anna Eshoo, Linda Sanchez, Hilda Solis and Mike Thompson -- are among 18 Catholic U.S. Congressmen who, in a statement on May 10 (click on this post's title), blasted Pope Benedict XVI for pointing out the basic Catholic truth that a politician's voting for aborting babies is incompatible with that politician's receiving Communion.
Of course, these five California politicians are all Democrats. So any bishops or clergy who have voted for them are in an awkward position when it comes to admonishing them on abortion.
But the nerve of these pro-abortion politicians saying they know better than the Pope! That is an insult to all Catholics, and it should impel our hierarchy to finally straighten them out. (Not that anyone expects them to do anything, unfortunately.)
What do you think?