There is an excellent Catholic blog called, very simply, A Blog For Dallas Area Catholics. Today I saw a post of their's that analyzed a most miserable statement put out by some hispanic bishops and posted on a USCCB blog. They shamelessly released this statement yesterday in a disgusting attempt to exploit the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Dallas blog does an excellent job of highlighting the logical and yes, moral flaws of the statement of those bishops. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I invite you to read it for yourselves at his/her site.
You will notice that my blogging colleague laments that the bishops have in this statement a determination that they lack when it comes to speaking of matters of non-negotiable morality. Indeed, one of the signers, Bishop Ochoa, has gone so far as to discipline one of his priests, Father Michael Rodriguez, precisely because the latter clearly proclaimed the Church's teachings regarding the gay lifestyle. You can read my prior postings on Bishop Ochoa's misbehaviors here.
I join my colleague in thanking and congratulating His Excellency, Rene Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, for not lending his name to that, uhhh, bovine manure. Bishop Gracida has always been a voice for the truth, even when it seemed that he was the only bishop who spoke out.