The Boston Herald‘s editor apparently don’t like the fact that Massachusetts’ bishops are backing off of statements last week and are going to stick to the Church’s teaching on same-sex unions.
But it’s unfortunate that by doing so, the church will likely no longer be a party to an important public policy discussion on Beacon Hill in the coming days - a discussion that will go on with or without church input. And so, at the end of the day, it is another missed opportunity for church leaders.
I guess, according to the editors, “being part of the discussion” means a priori conceding your own position. The bishops aren’t welcome to be part of the debate if they don’t accede to special rights for non-married couples in advance.