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Sue_N asks: Elizabeth, as a liberal Catholic, I wonder if Pope Francis and his emphasis on poverty, unemployment and all aspects of social justice will have any effect on moving the U.S. bishops toward a more vocal role on issues other than abortion. I remember in the '80s, when the bishops were very vocal (some to the point of getting arrested) about disarmament, economic justice, labor issues, war and peace issues, and so on. Now, unless the issue is gay rights or abortion, the bishops remain if not mum, at least very quiet. […] Do you think Francis will be able to move them? To give them the courage to speak up again?