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Join the Bishops' Battle

Saturday, March 21, 2009 6:20 AM Comments (0)

If you have ever complained that the bishops haven’t done enough on a particular issue, now’s your chance to prove that you weren’t just complaining.

Imagine the president were backing a bill to force Jews to eat pork — or to make Muslims desecrate the Koran. Obama is doing worse with an effort to force Catholic doctors to kill unborn children.

The bishops have reacted with intelligence, imagination and boldness.

Here’s the webpage they have set up.

http://www.usccb.org/conscienceprotection/

There find reasons to stand up for conscience rights — given in written and video form, and even in Spanish. Find links that will allow you to make your voice heard at Health and Human Services.

If you think the bishops should do this sort of thing, then please go and help protect conscience rights. And get others to do the same thing.

If we want bishops to lead, we had better show them that we’re willing to follow.

Filed under conscience protection, weekend commentary

About Guest Blogger/Tom Hoopes

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Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.