Catholic leaders are telling the truth: Christianity is increasingly under siege:
Heck, at the Democrat National Convention in 2012 the Progressive delegates booed God.
Catholics and other Christians need to understand that we are at war with atheist secularism. The party of atheist secularism is the Democrat Party, and the Catholic leadership has been horrendously remiss to offer any support to Democrats.
The excuse "well the Democrats may be wrong on abortion and religious tolerance but they're right on healthcare, social programs, etc" is nonsense. Even if one drinks liberal kool-aid and believes that liberal social programs help the poor (they don't), liberal support for abortion and opposition to religious freedom are deal-killers for Christians. It was un-Christian to vote for Nazis in 1933, regardless of their panoply of social programs (Hitler was a socialist after all). Even if one is a Christian and is dumb enough to be a Progressive, one does not support manifest evil-- and Progressivism is manifest evil in its support for abortion and its opposition to religious rights-- regardless of how many (idiot) social programs Progressives throw up as chaff.
There are many reasons for our cultural and political cesspool, and for the peril that Christians now face when they practice their faith. One of the prime reasons for our current state of affairs is the negligence and foolishness of our Catholic leadership in the United States.
There should be a public accounting by our leadership, an admission of grave sin, and penance.