Abortion became legal in the early 70's,so prior to that,they didn't have to become politically active for that reason. Once it became legal,of course things changed. Keep in mind that once upon a time(while we were still civilized),a womans medical decision didn't include deliberate killing of her child.In the 70`s, the RCC wasn`t actively political and wasn`t trying to interfere with women's medical decisions. They weren't fighting gay rights and even recognized a gay liaison group, Dignity. There was no hypocrisy involved; I went there for classes in the arts. The scholarship I got was specific to that college; they received the money regardless of who won it.
In the 70`s the cover-up was IN EFFECT, a-hole. Were you shot in the head or something?
I don't understand why you would think that the church would go after gays. The church doesn't go after sinners. It is was only when the gays starting thinking that they were going to change tradtional marriage,that anyone spoke up.