Meanwhile, for those of you who want to inhabit two worlds, two different worlds, I thought you'd like to know that there's actually a Catholics for O'Bama website, where you can comfortably recline in the mutually exclusive propositions that abortion is an intrinsic evil, and that you ought to vote for a pro-abortion candidate.
I got comments from a couple of readers, who can be identified if they so wish:
The logic, if one can call it that, was recently recorded on A. Sullivan's blog. A correspondent wrote to him saying that he opposed both abortion and torture, but thought that, whoever became president, abortion would continue unabated, but torture (which is different from abortion) would stop under an Obama administration. So one can be, if the writer is to be believed, a Catholic for Obama.
Je pense que non. And to throw another issue into the mix, I'd prefer to vote for a presidential candidate who attends a church at which his own mother would be welcome.
The irony is that her favorite movie is A Man for All Seasons! Can you imagine? Thomas More sacrificed his career and then his life for a principle. I don't even KNOW what Obama's principles are, let alone if he'd sacrifice his career and life. I know he's not willing to move an inch for the unborn.
But then it all becomes clear: she's a retired steelworker. Once you go union, you never go back.
Continuing with theme of the previous post, here's some more fine art. Breathtakingly beautiful. I think Lydia ought to hang it in the entranceway to her home.
I might be back with one more post this week, but that's only because it won't require any work.