Most Catholic women, of course, long ago gave up following the church's medieval family policies.

It is time for America's Catholic leaders to recognize with whom they are allied. The Republican Party may share their conservative views on issues related to sex. But in the broader perspective, the GOP stands opposed to so much else that Catholicism is supposed to hold dear.

It is difficult to escape the conclusion that American bishops are being just as hypocritical as their Republican allies, accepting support on a narrow issue and ignoring larger realities.

Despite what you see on Fox News, Catholic social teaching — when considered in its entirety — is decidedly left-wing.
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