Payback time

Rodger Van Allen, professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, writes concerning the U.S. bishops’ recent failure to respond to an appeal from major Catholic donors:

Erica John, an heiress to the Miller brewing fortune, is angry. It seems safe to assume that other Catholic philanthropists are not happy either. At last month’s meeting of the U.S. Catholic bishops, the philanthropists’...

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