Did this fact just suddenly come to their attention, did they miss the fact that Obama promised this in his presidential campaign? This announcement at this juncture is the moral equivalent of spitting on a raging forest fire, I guess it makes them feel like at least they tried no matter how poor or useless the effort really was. The announcement was made at the end of mass while many were scurrying out the door to be first in line for the luncheon buffet, it should have been the homily during the last presidential election each mass.
Did St. John the Baptist wait until after he was beheaded to call Herod out? If the U.S.C.C.B. really wants to help the cause of pro-life they should have a body who studies these candidates and advises catholics during the homily that if they wanted to vote for a candidate that most closely matches the Roman Catholic Church viewpoints on relative issues than "Candidate X" is the one who, you as a catholic faithful, have a moral obligation to vote for. Yeah right, that will happen, as soon as they weigh the possibility of losing some monies in the collection box it will be forgotten.
Edited by Ed Normile, 05 February 2012 - 02:21 PM.