But who's meddling? Christina Blizzard:
Absolutely wrong, Christina. As Paul Tuns points out, a politician only has to check in "to call himself a Catholic or present himself for communion at Mass." Aside from that, he's free to make any pronouncement or impose any policy in keeping with what passes these days for "multi-faith, multicultural" preferences. If that is what they keep as their calling, it is a choice that politicians make for themselves, not one that the Vatican makes for them. It is far from being a policy that the Vatican can impose on society as a whole — that is a perquisite entirely reserved for the politicians.
"I have a different constituency than does the Pope," McGuinty said when asked in a scrum about the Pope's statement last week.
This may be the first instance of McGuinty being called brave in the public record, but it is entirely wasted. Politicians like McGuinty are only trying to create a public sentiment for absolving them of having it both ways.
McGuinty took a brave stand on this. No matter what you think about abortion, we should all stand behind him.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Posted by MapMaster on Wednesday, May 16, 2007