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another call to end the Iraq war

Look at the U.S. Catholic Bishops doing the right thing:

The U.S. bishops have agreed to meet with a group of Catholic House Democrats to
discuss how to pursue the goal of a "responsible transition" to end the war in

They also reiterated their call for members of Congress and the Bush
administration to break the political stalemate in Washington and "forge
bipartisan policies on ways to bring about a responsible transition and an end
to the war."

"The current situation in Iraq is unacceptable and unsustainable,"
wrote Bishop Thomas G. Wenski of Orlando, Fla., chairman of the bishops'
Committee on International Policy, in a July 17 letter to Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.
A copy of the letter was released July 18 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic

Not big news or anything. Though extremely conservative (the Catholic church's leadership and rank-and-file is much more liberal virtually everywhere else in the world, especially Europe and Latin America), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has been extremely critical of the war, and of course the former Pope condemned the invasion--a condemnation that was mostly ignored by both the media and by U.S.American Catholics. But it's reassuring to see these kinds of statements, though I wonder how much moral authority and credibility U.S. Bishops have in many people's eyes, especially on the heels of the L.A. settlement.

1 comment:

bonnie lenore kyburz said...

i'm down w/ *this* Catholic move. thanks for sharing ;)