Sunday, January 7, 2007

The new Congress

The story Catholicism Top Faith in U.S. Congress caught my eye. For such a majority of Catholics in Congress, how did so many democrat/pro-aborts sneak in? Upon reading last month's issue of First Things, an article written by Richard John Neuhaus in his Public Square, How We Got to Where We Are, tells of the political party history of the US. In particular, how Catholics fit in to the landscape and the shift of the Democratic Catholics to the new conservative Republican right. It is an amazing overview of when the shift occurred and where we are as Catholics today. It is a great article if you have the chance or interest in picking up a copy. I find myself floundering the closer I get in my Catholic faith. There are more aspects of the Republican party that I find myself at odds over.

As a side note, the October issue has an amazing article by Joseph Bottum entitled When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano - Catholic Culture in America. This is available to read online and well worth the time spent. It was particularly emotional for me since I was personally effected by Vatican II and it's aftershocks.

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