The Catholic Left: A Bus to Nowhere
When you’ve lost Notre Dame, when you’ve lost the Catholic Health Association, and when you’ve lost every Catholic bishop, what have you got left?
No wonder the Catholic Left is furiously trying to promote the “Nuns on the Bus” tour (a campaign by LCWR nuns opposing the Paul Ryan budget) to “balance” the Fortnight for Freedom — it’s literally the only thing they have left: a dwindling group of hold-over pantsuit activists from the 1970′s.
That’s my take away from Marc Thiessen’s op-ed in the WaPo today where he points out that all of Obama’s top Catholic supporters — even the likes of Rev. John Jenkins and Sr. Carol Keehan are now opposing him. Even the lone Catholic bishop who was quoted ad nauseum by the NCReporter and other lefty-Catholic outlets for voicing some hesitancy about the ongoing legal efforts to repeal the HHS mandate has issued a statement making it clear he unambiguously supports the efforts of his brother bishops:
“…What about Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., whom some liberal Catholics cited as opposing the lawsuit? Blaire recently affirmed his support for the legal action, declaring “I stand solidly with my brother bishops in our common resolve to overturn the unacceptable intrusion of government into the life of the Church by the HHS Mandate.”Let’s remember which Catholic prelate was one of the first and most vocal to condemn the HHS mandate — Cardinal Mahony!
All of which confirms my thesis: on the question of the HHS mandate, Catholics who bother to take seriously the teachings of our faith are united.
The (few) remaining stragglers are aboard a bus to nowhere. Bon voyage.