This is it folks. If you haven't already read this interview please do. Archbishop Naumann the ordinary of Kansas City, Kansas speaks very clearly on a host of issues surrounding the Fortnight For Freedom, the recent Supreme Court ruling and more.
Central to the recent posts on the BHI Blog is this statement made by the good archbishop: "I think one of the things counseled against in various Church documents is what Pope Benedict XVI has sometimes referred to as 'statism,' that the state becomes the solution for everything, whereas in the past the family and other mediating institutions were really the vehicles for providing health-care, food, and shelter for the poor."
This "statism" is the basis for many of the concerns that the USCCB has voiced in recent months. There should be certain limits to the reach and power of government. Limits that are good for society and good for people because as Naumann puts it, "the history of states that become more and more powerful is not good; the more power that is accumulated without checks and balances being in place, then there is the potential for a great abuse of power." Let us continue to pray, fast and speak out.