The bishops on abortion. We have a Republican-controlled Congress, a Republican president and a conservative Supreme Court, and yet abortion on demand is alive and well. J Med Assoc Thai June;77 6: Actions always speak louder than words. The institutional church has plunged toward the depths since the heady days of Vatican II.
At least those economies appear to value people.
Catholic dogma also opposes the death penalty, child molestation and the Iraq war. Regarding the Untener letter written by Ms. I have witnessed political conservatism in all its forms kingdoms, tribes, sultanates, dictatorships and democracies. That transition did not do much better for the church.
Add to this the double standard by which accused priests are treated versus accused members of the hierarchy.