Saturday, January 14, 2006

Don't the Bishops Have Something More Important to Do?

Pioneering pundit R. Emmitt Tyrrell takes an insightful look at the weird and wacky court fight the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is waging against the Media Research Center. Check out his notable column right here.

You might then want to do as I did; namely, send along a simple message to the esteemed Bishops suggesting they use their time, money and spiritual energy in worthwhile actions against real enemies. (My note, by the way, is printed at the conclusion of this post.)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 541-3000

The only e-mail address I could find was for their publication page --

Dear Bishops,

I'm sending along a quick note of protest over the court battle you are waging against the Media Research Center for "proprietary rights" over, of all things, the letters "CNS." Good grief! This would be a patently silly thing (pun intended) were it not for the time and money you are wasting, let alone the damage done to your already wobbly reputation. C'mon, give it a rest. Drop the suit and get back to the "Father's business."

And, oh yes; an apology to the Media Research Center is in order too.


Denny Hartford
Omaha, Nebraska