Father Ignatius brought to my attention a Catholic World Report editorial by Geore Neumayr in which he points out the danger into which the Catholic servants of Obama have placed the whole concept of the common good. They poohpooh the relavance of abortion as a single issue that ought to determine the Catholic vote, saying that the common good demands that we subordinate single issues the larger interests of the Catholic Church. But as we know Doug Kmiec went so far as to claim that Obama (Mr. Planned Parenthood 2008) was the real pro-life candidate in the presidential election.
In his article Neumayr is commenting on a headline in the Washington post “Catholics Go for Obama”, an article by Jesuit Father Thomas Reese:
Will the abortion debate rise up again in four years at the next presidential election? A lot depends on President Obama and the Democratic Congress. If they push through the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), then they will have betrayed their pro-life Catholic supporters. This will make it nearly impossible for these people to support them again. On the other hand, if they make a priority the enactment of an abortion reduction bill, then it will be more difficult for the bishops and the Republicans to portray the Democrats as the pro-abortion party.
If Obama pushes throught the Freedom of choice act? Isn’t that what he promised to do as his first act as president?
Is it any surprise that Kmiec and his crowd are bracing for the inevitable? They will feel betrayed. Paleeese.