I welcome the thoughts of my co-editors on this issue.
One of our fellow contributing editors, Jeff Miller, has already availed himself of this offer in the comment boxes following the report, and I would be remiss in my duties to my colleagues and to you, dear reader, were I to fail to respond to Christopher's generous invitation. But first, a brief introductory note. Because I try—though often fail—to reserve my public criticism to those who act in ways inimical to life, such as Senator Kerry, or indifferent to its defense, such as Cardinal McCarrick, I choose not to critique, save by inference, criticisms made by others here or elsewhere, not even by those who, emulating the Culture of Death, seek to anathematize defenders of an uncompromising defender of life as folks on the fringe. To which charge, I plead guilty. In a society steeped in innocent blood that cries out to God for judgment, count me (and mine) among the fringe. Rather, I shall briefly state my views of the problem we face and the response it demands.
The problem should be clear to all who respect life and our Holy Catholic Faith, which safeguards it—body and soul. If you still cannot recognize it, just read a random selection of the nearly 100 reports that can be found on this blog, which merely scratch the surface.
The greatest scandal is not that CINO politicians, like Judas before them, have sold Christ out for the electoral equivalent of 30 pieces of silver, but that so many heirs of the Apostles, like Pontius Pilate, are washing their hands of the blood of the innocent lest Caesar be discomforted.
As for the response, in particular, the American Life League's recent ad campaign, as Flannery O'Connor once observed, when the world is deaf, you have no choice but to shout. Indeed, if uncompromising defenders of life are folks on the fringe, if defenders of the Faith of Our Fathers are a remnant, let us then shout all the louder, and may our cries, please God, join those of countless victims whose silent screams call out to You for justice for, in this lost world, we have no other hope.
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.