Having now had a chance to read the letter, published on the Archdiocesan website and in the Catholic Standard, it seems that the Bishop’s have decided to target one proposal this year for passage in the Maryland Legislature: BOAST (Building Opportunities for All Students and Teachers). This program has been pushed by the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) for at least five or six years but has been unsuccessful in passage. (Gee, what else is new with the MCC.) Whether it will pass this year will have to be seen.
However, as I have said before, we need to identify and target those who legislators who vote against these proposals, such as Sen. Richard Magdeleno and Rep. Jeffrey D. Waldstriecher. We need identify them and then urge our fellow Catholics not to support them. The only way to pass legislation we want.
On a side note, during the Democratic primary, I would see a number of bumper stickers in my parish parking lot on a Sunday pushing for Hillary or Obama. This past Sunday, I did not see one. I don’t know if this is a sign but I will take it as one.