I just ran across this article
from the other side of the Atlantic. I'm just thinking what this would have looked like on this side. Perhaps Cardinal McCarrick, in the heat of election season, making a press release to announce that the Democratic party was no longer the 'party of choice' for Catholics, overtly praising George W. Bush's anti-abortion policies, and denouncing John Kerry as a false Catholic. I'm not saying one approach is more politically expedient than the other; I'm just wondering why the UK bishops seem to have so much less reluctance in speaking out forthrightly/brusquely in the public square, with very little nuance, even on the most sensitive and politically-charged of topics.