The scandal of highlighting your faith in order to fight against marriage

Well, it’s Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, so who is surprised? After all she had the audacity to suggest that Barack Obama better represented American Catholics than the Pope. And she slammed the Bishops for having “lost their way” during the health care fight because they didn’t want abortion to be considered health care. So now that Maryland is having a public debate about th... More

Reader: An Obama Catholic quits House, No ‘Faithful Citizenship’ update, Majority think Obama loses in ’12

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. An Obama Catholic calls it quits. Rep. Jerry Costello, a Catholic Democrat representing the 12th District of Illinois (Belleville/suburbs of Saint Louis), will not be running for reelection in 2012. Costello votes pro-life about 65% of the time, but he also supported Obamacare. Costello al... More

Reader: Pro-abort NH Gov won’t run again, PA GOP looks at electoral college, stem cells debate in WI

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Great news from the Granite State: Pro-abortion Democrat John Lynch, who professes to be Catholic, won’t seek re-election to a fifth two-year term as governor of New Hampshire. His decision opens the race for governor wide open. Pro-life Catholic Ovide Lamontagne, who lost to (now Senator) Kelly Ayotte, ... More

Stuck: Ex-Ambassador Kmiec Says He’ll Endorse Obama Again in 2012

Roughly three years after Doug Kmiec became the most visible “conservative, pro-life” Catholic to endorse Barack Obama for President, have his views changed at all? Has he learned anything from the experience of this intervening time? Apparently … not: Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has reiterated his support for President Obama and said he will almost certainly en... More

End of an Illusion? Doug Kmiec Resigns as Ambassador to Malta.

Doug Kmiec has resigned as U.S. Ambassador to Malta. I’m not surprised by the news. Kmiec’s resignation is only the latest episode in a long, slow decline of intellectual integrity which first became public when he endorsed Obama for President in 2008. Kmiec’s story and his stories about Obama’s true agenda passed beyond absurdity some time ago. I pity Kmiec personally but ... More




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