One of the reasons we have pro-abortion Catholic politicians is because we have pro-choice Catholic priests and bishops who give them cover. Contributor and CCI friend Matt Abbott does a splendid job illustrating this point regarding front running Democratic candidate for US Senator, “active Catholic” and pro-abort Dan Hynes.
The “active Catholic” description comes from none other than Rev. Brian G. Paulson, S.J., President of Ignatius Prep, where Dan Hynes and Matt Abbott both went to school. Matt went on to become a well respected Catholic commentator and writer, Dan went on to become a pro-abortion Democratic politician, who wants to be US Senator.
What are the duties of Catholic politician and a Catholic Citizen? Read what George Weigel had to say about the requirements of Catholic citizenship when he was awarded CCI’s St. Thomas More award a few weeks ago [See ,“George Weigel on Authentic Catholic Citizenship and the Duty of Catholic Politicians to Behave as Catholics” ].