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Archbishop Lori: Let Us Be Catholics

Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America, makes an offensive comment in today’s Washington Post about Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, who is heading the bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom. Recalling that Archbishop Lori became involved in the battle for religious liberty in Connecticut, where two Catholic legislators tried to push through laws to put lay people rather than priests in charge of parishes, Shneck says of Lori:
"Underneath it all, though, I think that the caring, pastoral man that we knew in D.C. is still there somewhere.”
Schneck seems to be saying that leading the Fortnight for Freedom, which begins today, is a detour from pastoral duties. He is wrong. What could be more pastoral than working to ensure that Catholics have the religious liberty to lead Catholic institutions in a way that does not conflict with our consciences? The story includes a very good quote from Archbishop Lori:
"Aren’t we 40 percent of the population?” Lori asked during an interview this week at a retreat center in rural Maryland. “Don’t we provide more health care, more social services, than any other non-governmental organization? Why are we always in the crosshairs? Let us alone. Let us do our job. Let us be Catholics. Let us make our contribution to the common good according to our own likes. That’s what America is about.”

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