They aren’t the only ones ignoring the bishops. Our Oak Park parish has had nothing on the point, nor have parishes I have heard from in Pittsburgh, Joliet (IL), and Brookfield (IL). Nor has anything happened in parishes attended by dozens of my relatives around the country who did not respond to my e-blasted question.
In which vein, let’s hear it for St. John Vianney, in Northlake (IL), where the Tridentine-mass celebrant delivered a very good sermon on the mandate, he who almost never goes political or even currents-events in his excellent homilies. Anybody else out there who should be commended?