Methodist Catholics lecturing Catholic Catholics:
Dems are going ballistic over the GOP’s playing the Catholic card
against Kerry and other Dems. They should. To a degree. ... The story is quite good in looking at A.) how Dems have, by their own admission, consistently failed to appreciate the religious component of politics and B.) the irony of some Catholics’ attitude toward JFK II compared with JFK I. Notice the emphasis on ‘some’ Catholics, a reference to right-wing Catholics, the Mel Gibson types. They’re well organized, disciplined and still honked off about Vatican II. As many Catholics drift away from the church
(growing affluence, disgust at church leadership etc.), the conservative/Opus Dei wing of the church is filling the void. ... Hub Blog a few weeks ago speculated the Christian Right
might be a hidden factor in the November election, the argument being they seem somewhat lackluster in their support of George. I was referring to the Christian Right, Protestant variety. But could the conservative Catholics be picking up that slack? I don’t know. The story still strikes me as being more about the state of Catholicism. But ...