The issue for “affordable health care” has been selling Catholics out by our larger institutions, and we have been looking the other way for too long. The tax exempt status, Alinsky type community organizing and support of big government solutions that drive us more deeply into the welfare state is depriving us of the land of opportunity even in providing services in our Catholic institutions that truly reflect the Gospel. The Bishops in their corporate attitudes need to examine themselves and start making some hard choices about their diocese and then their regions and the country. Pope Francis appears to be trying to show them by example to bring it home and play it right according to the road to Calvary. Unfortunately, with their widespread support for a nationalized healthcare (before being double-crossed on conscience clauses and prolife issues) and the mega illegal immigration amnesty bill that will not fix anything but encourage more of the same, they do not seem to be getting the memo from Rome.
You can find a second story about the situation in the Archdiocese of New York in the American Spectator. http://spectator.org/blog/2013/05/28/dolan-admits-to-archdiocese-ab