This has been said in here before and is worth noting again: Statements like Bishop Sheridan’s aren’t going to help Republicans in November, if anyone thinks this is some kinda of brilliant right-wing Catholic plot. The reason to be grateful for such leadership is because it is exactly that: clear teaching. People (Catholics) can know what the deal is—some of them don’t, as the reaction to statements like Bishop Sheridan’s makes clear.
As Bishop Sheridan told the NYTimes, “”I’m not making a political statement. I’m making a statement about church teaching.”