Political Parties and Churches

Remember how Trump attacked the pope for his views on immigrants? Republicans have long thought Catholics should only be heard on issues that agree with them: abortion, marriage, school tax subsidies. Republicans like Deal Hudson and Richard John Neuhaus had a record of trying to undermine the bishops on issues like immigration, labor, nuclear weapons, central America, race, environment, etc. They set up front groups to try to undermine the bishops teaching. They cherry picked bishops who would go against the rest, folks like Chaput or Bruskewitz. So a lot of pots calling kettle black this week.