From Catholic Culture:
In an article that is appearing in diocesan newspapers across the United States, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is presented as a model Catholic politician. The article begins:
The office of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis includes images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a glass crucifix and a sculpture of Mary and Jesus. Her Catholic faith, she said, “is a part of my life. My faith is what motivates me.”
The lessons her faith teaches about hope, about helping others, about seeking higher things is something woven into the fabric of her daily life, she said. “I do it in a quiet way,” she said.
The laudatory profile by Catholic News Service, an independent division of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, fails to mention Solis’s record on the sanctity of life: she has earned a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America for her uncompromising support of legalized abortion. While serving as a congresswoman from California, she opposed restrictions on partial-birth abortion.
Lord help us.
If your parish is subscribed to the CNS diocesan newspaper, talk to your pastor about switching to something that’s actually Catholic. Let’s start a firestorm.
I emailed CNS a few days ago to seek an explanation but they never replied, so I’m publishing this story.
This story may seem difficult for many people to understand, since the US bishops have become more and more vocal in recent years in defending life. Something doesn’t jibe, right?
Part of the answer to this paradox is the division among the bishops. Only some of them are genuinely pro-life, but the group is growing. Another part of the answer, as excellently exposed by Louie Verrecchio at Catholic Lane, is that the bureaucracy of the US bishops’ conference seems to have escaped the control of the bishops to some extent. Like a railway car detached from a train, it is rolling dangerously to the tune of its own agenda. The bishops need to regain control of their own conference.