…Well, I’m not. But let’s pretend for a second that I am. If I said to you, “As a Catholic woman…” and I asked you to fill in the sentence, what would you say?
Here’s the quote from Caroline Kennedy’s speech at the Democrat National Convention ce soir:
As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive health seriously, and today, it is under attack. This year alone, more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women’s access to reproductive health care. That’s not the kind of future I want for my daughters or your daughters.
Last I checked, the Catholic church was under attack for holding the line on sexual mores. Last I checked, Pope John Paul’s encyclical was not called “In defence of reproductive freedom.” If you did the most cursory of polls on city streets and asked people whether Catholics can support abortion, I’m guessing most would know the answer: No.
It is sad to me, besides being such hogwash, that she insists on bringing her Catholicism into such an insulting, twisted misinterpretation of what her faith teaches. This is particularly true since even as a Protestant I can see the freedom and beauty of teachings on sexuality in the Catholic church, for those who bother looking into them.by