The news story said the the new bishop of Philadelphia was picked because he was very conservative and extremely outspoken and it was a signal that the Vatican planned to play a big role in the moral issues of the day. Hmmm… so how come I’ve heard nothing from the pulpits about politicians raping the poorest of the poor through cuts to programs that barely give them a minimal quality of life while promoting even more money for the richest two percent in this country. How is that not immoral? How can they think that Jesus would not have had some pretty strong words for those politicians? Or do they only want to speak out about “moral” issues that won’t hurt them when the collection bucket comes around?