Expecting our bishops to call out politicians publicly as Pentecostal pastors do is an uneven comparison and unfair to our bishops
If, while exercising his priestly ministry, a priest publicly supports a political party, he alienates himself from his parishioners who are in the opposition.
It is easier to restore an authority based on coercion than moral authority. In other words, once moral authority is lost, it may never be restored.
Be shepherds with ‘the smell of the sheep’…people capable of living, of laughing and crying with your people, in a word, of communicating with them – Pope Francis