No. Catholics as much as anyone understand that this is a democracy. So when it comes to "imposing," it won't happen. Yes, Catholics, as citizens, have as much of a right to seek a moral society as they see it as do "progressives," athetists and others do--through the democratic process. How else do you think that Catholics would "impose" their views--by the pope sending over his Swiss Guards?
The accusation that Catholics would "impose" their views on Americans has again reached a crescendo with Cardinal Francis George's visit with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to discuss his public posture on issues that run counter to his professed Catholic belief. With great subtlety, it is suggested that George and other Catholic bishops were seeking, though Quinn, to force their pro-life views on Illinois citizens. And that by attending a fund-raiser and endorsing the work of Personal PAC, a pro-choice lobby that made almost $500,000 in campaign contributions to Quinn, the bishops were attacking a rape victim that was being honored for her pro-choice campaign ad.
This is intellectually dishonest.
The Catholic bishops, as citizens, were using the same tools available to other special interests, except the Catholic Church, as a religion cannot make campaign contributions like Personal PAC. (I'll note here that ministers campaigning for political candidates is widely accepted when it comes to "progressives" like Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama.) The Catholic bishops met the governor to discuss his use of his professed Catholic allegiance to promote a cause strictly at odds with Catholic teachings. If Quinn doesn't like to be criticized by church leaders for his hypocrisy, he can always withdraw from the church.
I'm not sure how George's critics would have the law forbid religious counseling of secular leaders. Democratic and Republican presidents long sought and received advice from religious leaders. Some even made a public display of it. Shall we have a law that bans religious from the governor's mansion or the West Wing? Or a law prohibiting politicians, while they are in office, from attending church?