There is and Interesting twist to the story of retired Bishop Gumbleton going to Colorado to hawk for a bill to unequally punish the Catholic Church. Allegedly members of the Catholic press were shutout of the public meeting he was to have with a senator and that the event was changed because of the presence of these members of the Catholic press. So much for the transparency that the Bishop often calls for.
Blaine later approached Catholic News Agency to say that the reason why the meeting between the bishop and the senators was private was because Bishop Gumbleton had made a commitment to Church authorities not to speak in public about his opinions.
If only this was true that Church authorities (which would pretty much have to be his Bishop) had told him this. What I find difficult to believe that even if this actually happened is that he would actually obey. Obedience is not exactly the term I would come up with in a word association game mention Gumbleton.
Hat tip to Andy K for mentioning the story to me.