Political pundit E.J. Dionne, a practicing Catholic, DISCERNS a progressive backlash against the prevailing right-wing bent among American bishops:
Until now, bishops who believed that their leadership was aligning the institutional church too closely with the political right had voiced their doubts internally. While the more moderate and liberal bishops kept their qualms out of public view, conservative bishops have been outspoken in condemning the Obama administration and pushing a “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign aimed at highlighting “threats to religious freedom, both at home and abroad.”
Already, there are reports that some bishops will play down or largely ignore ...