Rush was discussing, if I remember correctly, an article from one of the Hillsdale College professors, in which it focuse on the falling influence of the Catholic bishops. The article hits the nail on the head.
For example, when funding was obained from the faithful and given to groups that did not support the mission of the Church, it watered down her influence. Redistibution of wealth with charity. How the church has slowly been coopted by socialism. (That one I remember as a student of the 60s -- that Christianity is really Socialism.)