Catholic leadership, inclusive of both Bishops and publications, has a unique responsibility to Catholic teachings and tradition, making this op/ed just another of many that have avoided both, along with fact checking.
Neither ignorance nor deception are welcome in any public policy debate. Both are, particularly, troubling when dealing with eternal matters.
How often has the Church taught that Truth is paramount? When has She not.
You have the means at your disposal to teach and discuss the Truth, That means has no value if you do not exercise them.