"...[Denver Archbishop Charles] Chaput said in an interview with The Associated Press that...he thinks the time for behind-the-scenes diplomacy with politicians is over.
"'I personally think that anybody that is pro-choice as a Catholic is not being faithful to his Catholic identity, and I think that people who are Catholics, when they look at those issues, should take that into consideration when they vote,' Chaput said...
"Chaput said his more aggressive posture grew partly out of frustration from his personal meetings with politicians, who often would just 'look at you vacantly.'
"'I think being more aggressive, more assertive doesn't in any way violate the principles we have to follow' under laws governing nonprofit involvement in politics, he said.
"The most effective approach, Chaput argues, is educating Catholic voters, which in turn could influence politicians."
The archbishop is right that the time for talking to pro-abortion politicians behind the scenes is over -- even if some bishops, such as San Francisco's, say they haven't even done that.
But about 95% of the bishops, including those in Los Angeles, are "broad range of issues" types who do not want or intend to tell Catholic voters which politicians are complicit in mass abortion. By the way, if they would prove me wrong on this, I would be so happy.
Now, let's face it: The ONLY way to truly "educate" Catholic voters -- to make Catholic voters actually see what their politicians are really like -- is for each bishop to excommunicate the pols under his jurisdiction on the specific grounds that they are pro-abortion reprobates.
Earth to bishops, Earth to bishops: Abortion is THE preeminent issue, and you have said so in your own documents; so start acting that way NOW -- or you will give us a Democrat president and Congress in 2008 and tens of millions more BABIES will lose their lives for years to come.