In reference to the inadequate statements the bishops have issued, Brown said, “I am reminded of Christ’s admonition to the Pharisees in Matthew 24.

In reference to the inadequate statements the bishops have issued, Brown said, “I am reminded of Christ’s admonition to the Pharisees in Matthew 24. ‘Blind guides’ appears to be a fitting description of shepherds who have not taken the first meaningful public step to stand between this young woman and her executioners. The Florida bishops’ silence has sent a clear message that they lack the courage to stand against this injustice.”