The Church is making a fool of herself because of certain Church officials who are behaving like scared children who think that the police are coming to their house to take them away forever.
That’s what happens when priests think that the Church is “in danger of losing her tax exempt status” for speaking up about the elections.
We don’t want to address controversial issues, and as a cover for our cowardice, we blame the tax guy. Never mind that the law allows us to speak up, or that no Church has ever lost its tax-exempt status for telling its people that they have to elect candidates who will protect life (which, after all, is the very purpose of government and public service!)
This confusion is the result of many years of paying more attention to building projects than building justice. As the Lord said, the very stones will cry out
Obviously Fr. Frank Pavone is more than a little annoyed by the timidity of some who seem to have a higher developed fear of the IRS compared to a fear of the Lord.