No one who knows the Crusader's heart of Fr. Rob Johansen would doubt for a moment that he shares Catholic Kerry Watch's nonpartisan commitment to equal-handed treatment of all public CINO pro-aborts who impiously approach the Sacrament of the Altar to profane the Body and Blood of Christ with hands stained with the blood of countless babies. Indeed, we could have said it no better:
There is no doubt that there are some pro-abort "Catholic" politicians in the Republican Party. And the bishops should, and in fact must, hold their feet to the fire as much as they do Democrats.
And yet, there is a reason why this blog bears the name it does:
The fact is, that John Kerry put himself squarely in the middle of this imbroglio. He insisted in proclaiming loudly that he is a "Catholic in good standing", and that he can remain a good Catholic while yet defying Church teaching on a fundamental moral issue. And he attempted to mislead Catholics and obfuscate the Church's teaching on abortion. In short, Kerry has been brazen about his advocacy of the abortion license in a way that no previous pro-abort Catholic politician has been before.
And, let us pray, shall be hence. As customary, you'll want to read every word of Fr. Johansen's cogent analysis on Thrown Back. I'll simply conclude with these words, which echo my thoughts:
Have no fear, CINO pro-abort Republicans. Your turn under the microscope is coming....I for one will be just as happy to denounce Pro-abort CINO Republicans as Democrats.
But "if everyone knows that the Democrats are The Party of Abortion...that's not the fault of the Bishops or the Church, but the fault of the Democratic Party itself." And a grievous fault it is.
Ongoing commentary by the editors of CatholicKerryWatch
Sen. John Kerry stands with Kate Michelman (right) President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Since 1995, Michelman's group has given Kerry a 100% rating for his voting record to defend abortion.