While I'm not a bishop, I've been saying this for years:
“Too many Catholics just don’t really care. That’s the truth of it. If they cared, our political environment would be different. If 65 million Catholics really cared about their faith and cared about what it teaches, neither political party could ignore what we believe about justice for the poor, or the homeless, or immigrants, or the unborn child. If 65 million American Catholics really understood their faith, we wouldn’t need to waste each other’s time arguing about whether the legalized killing of an unborn child is somehow ‘balanced out’ or excused by three other good social policies.”
-- Archbishop Charles Chaput, March 21, 2009,
delivering the keynote address at a conference marking the Year of St. Paul in Detroit.
Our biggest sin: indifference. We don't really care about our next door neighbors that much, as long as they stay out of our hair and play their music at a reasonable level. If we can't care about our own families and people in proximity to us--what chance do the homeless, immigrants, victims of genocide in Africa and the unborn have?