The Catholic vote this past election was a mess, as usual. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship was twisted and abused to excuse voting for a rabidly pro-choice presidential candidate, to the point that a few bishops actually felt compelled to do their jobs for once and set their parishoners straight.
This (the bishops doing their jobs) being a radical new concept, it engendered confusion among the faithful, and the USCCB decided in September to take action. They would finally address the problem of pro-choice Catholics, come to a firm answer, and speak the answer to their flock with one voice.
Sure, they were going to wait until after the election to actually do something about it--but they were finally going to do something about it!
-Two months later-
...Um, hey. About that "finally addressing the problem" thing?
They chickened out. Big time.
Why am I not surprised?
(H/T: Catholic Culture)