Comes now the USCCB, bemoaning the governmental shutdown, whining about "the poor and vulnerable" who might be hurt by a shutdown. Read this "action alert" from the USCCB.
I've got some clear-cut suggestions for the USCCB.
- There's something called the principle of subsidiarity that the bishops insist on forgetting. Well, amongst other things, this principle lays the care of the poor at the feet of the Church, not high levels of government. The USCCB cannot abdicate this responsibility.
- If the USCCB is concerned about the poor and vulnerable, they might do well to remember the poor and vulnerable babies that governmental funding would murder. They should then raise loud and courageous voices to join ours in insisting that abortion be defunding - and that's just for starters.