Bishops launch a push vs. mandates
Some Catholics charge campaign is a partisan effort
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is joining dioceses across the United States in an unprecedented campaign-style drive to protest what US bishops consider to be escalating attacks by the government on religious liberty. But the hierarchy’s effort has upset left-leaning Catholic groups, which say the bishops’ concerns are overblown and that their “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign is a partisan effort meant to influence the presidential election. The bishops’ biggest concern is a government insurance requirement that employers to cover birth control.