On the Eve of Easter, the purity patrol of the Roman Catholic church is roaring along. Vicki Kennedy (Ted’s widow) had her invitation to speak at a Catholic commencement yanked, and Compañeros, an immigrant services group in Colorado, had their funding pulled because they are affiliated with a larger immigrant rights organization that includes LGBTs. Lovely.

It’s especially lovely, considering that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops themselves recently submitted a brief to the US Supreme Court, co-signed by an organization that ordains women, LGBTs, and married people, that supports marriage equality, and that views women as capable of making their own decisions with regard to abortion. (That would be my own denomination, the ELCA.)

Did I say “lovely”? I’m sorry — I meant “hypocritical.” My bad.

Happy Easter.