Bishop Robinson, 70, is going to speak in those places anyway. That is what you would expect from a stubborn advocate of ending mandatory priestly celibacy. You know what the saints have said about pride and obstinacy.
As you also might expect, Voice of the Faithful is in on Bishop Robinson's speaking tour.
Now that Cardinal Mahony has written Bishop Robinson, he needs to write a similar missive to himself:
"Note to Self: Stop inviting advocates and near-advocates of ending priestly celibacy to speak at my Religious Education Conference every year."
In fact, we should all write "Bishop Robinson" letters to the Cardinal, asking him to clean up the wREC.
What if Bishop Robinson holds a news conference outside the Cathedral and says, "I'm not advocating anything that some REC speakers haven't advocated at some point during their careers. Nyahhh."