Here, we find them putting their nose into the Census question, with barely-concealed motives:
....Census data helps direct more than $800 billion annually to key programs designed to advance the common good, strengthen families and reduce poverty. The Catholic Church and other service providers rely on the national Census to provide an accurate count in order to effectively serve those in need,” said Bishop Dewane. “We urge for all people to be counted in the Census, regardless of their citizenship.Well, since the Bishops think so highly of families (as they damn well should), maybe the Bishops can show us all the sermons they preached about not using artificial contraception, or about the virtue of getting married before having babies, and like that, eh? And--by the way--how about all the sermons preached on the same topics by all their Diocesan priests?? Hmmmmmm???
Proposed questions regarding immigration status will obstruct accurate Census estimates and ultimately harm immigrant families and the communities they live in. Our society, rooted in the strength of the family, cannot risk missing this opportunity to give children and parents the tools they need to succeed,”...
Maybe the Bishops can show us, in writing, their semi-secret "penitential practice" memorandums directing priests in confessional matters on those topics, eh?
As I recall, preaching Christ crucified and risen is your obligation, not trolling for Federal money. Or did that change somewhere along the line in the "Americanist Church"?