“TFP Newsletter”, vol. III, No. 15, 1983 (www.tfp.org)


U.S. Catholic Bishops Challenged Over Their Inconsistency


"Catholic Bishops of America: Why Show Such Extreme Panic Over the Slaughter That Could Be Caused By A Nuclear Hecatombe And No Panic Over The Slaughter Caused By Legalized Abortion" read a huge banner carried by a large contingent of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) in a demonstration in front of the American Bishops' offices at the United States Catholic Conference in Washington, D.C. This and two other striking ban­ners elaborating on the question were also seen by the many thousands of people participating in the 10th Annual March for Life in the nation's capital on January 22.

The American TFP, an organization that gained notoriety with the publication of an advertisement of six full pages against self-managing socialism in several of the country's leading newspapers last year, showed skepticism over the Bishops' probable response by posing the following question: “Your Excellencies: We Already Know that You Will Greet This Disconcerted But Filial Question With Disdain. Why? Why? Why?”

The American TFP further manifested its con­cern over the bewilderment and confusion caused by the Bishops' ecumenical movement that focuses so much on the unbelievers and so little on the faithful.

Reflecting this affliction, the demonstrators con­cluded with the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.