My Bishop, Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Diocese, is a big, jovial bear-like guy. It is hard not to like him, but I have never been prouder of him than I have been this year. He has been one of the bishops standing up and constantly sounding the alarm posed to our religious liberty by the Obama administration. Go here to read a speech he gave on the subject earlier this year.
The letter at the top of this post is to be read at all masses on the weekend before the election this year. Bishop Jenky understands that 2012 is not merely a normal election year for American Catholics. It is an Elijah on Mount Carmel Year. A time of choosing is upon all of us.