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With the Church’s Problems All Apparently Solved, US Bishop Pronounces on Iraq

The United States Bishops occasionally have been known to dabble in political concerns, so perhaps one should not be surprised by today’s statement released by Bishop Thomas G. Wenski of Orlando, Fla., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Policy. He had strong words for the "shrill and shallow debate that distorts reality and reduces the options to 'cut and run' versus 'stay the course,'" and instead urged "serious and civil discussions of alternatives that emphasize planning for a responsible transition in Iraq."

Fresh from their impeccable handling of the priestly abuse scandal and insightful comments on the artistic qualities of gay cowboy movies, the Bishops obviously have some spare time on their hands.

But one might ponder why the Catholic Church in this country even has a Committee on International Policy. I hope it doesn’t take any time away from the Committee on the Utter and Complete Collapse of Catholic Education. Will there still be enough donuts for the meeting of the Committee on the Total and Probably Irrevocable Disappearance of Catholic Culture?

Perhaps Congress will now take care of disobedient parishes, unworthy liturgies and reprehensible catechesis in this country.

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