Archive for July, 2009
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: President Obama is more Catholic than the Pope.
And by that she means Cafeteria Catholics who pick and choose what parts of the faith to believe in.
In Europe, they are called Protestants.
In truth, though, Obama’s pragmatic approach to divisive policy (his notion that we should acknowledge the good faith underlying opposing viewpoints) and his social-justice agenda reflect the views of American Catholic laity much more closely than those vocal bishops and pro-life activists. When Obama meets the pope tomorrow, they’ll politely disagree about reproductive freedoms and homosexuality, but Catholics back home won’t care, because they know Obama’s on their side. In fact, Obama’s agenda is closer to their views than even the pope’s.
Yes. That makes Obama a good politician.
The Popeis at a disadvantage. His job is to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Odd that Britney Spears has a better handle on kabbalah than Mrs. Townsend has on Catholicism.