10 Nov. 1989 page 3

The U.S. Catholic bishops are calling "for politicians to write into civil law the church's religious dogma on abortion, thus enlisting the aid of the state in enforcing sectarian morality," contended the Americans United for Separation of Church and State in the November issue of their monthly publication, Church and State.

"Catholic bishops have enlisted the help of influential politicians and judges who want a looser definition of the First Amendment," continued 'Church and State', which named New York Cardinal John O'Connor, Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony and Philadelphia Archbishop Anthony Bevilacqua as major offenders. "The religious-liberty principles that have allowed our pluralistic nation to live together in harmony clearly are endangered," concluded the editorial.