This Pope is of the old order, even more so than normal
Bishops in the US are flicking the same old crap they did in the era between the two world wars and the rise of fascism in Europe, which they either openly supported or lack the courage to resist.
Now they want Church members to support them in opposing insurance covered contraceptives for their employees Catholic or not.
Bring back loyalty oaths, subversive activity control boards, destroying images of Buddha in Afghanistan, do away with any exposure to anything different because our fragile minds cannot handle any truth except from a central authority. Thank "God" for rebels. That is what I like about the Church. While it has its Orthodox defenders look around there is open rebellion within the ranks. In the end integrity is on the side of the rebels, which brings compassion, understanding and acceptance a home for the homeless. as a non- believer who strongly admires the radical clerics in Latin America in the 1960's and 1970's. Maybe this is a sign of things to come in politically in the rest of America. The real issues like poverty, unemployment, non-union jobs, lower pay for the jobs we have get sided track while fighting against rising religious bigotry and a clerical war against women. We cannot afford to not fight the Bishops on this one, but we cannot forget the economic struggle as well.