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A crushing rejoinder

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 13, 2004

When a dean from Notre Dame has an op-ed piece published in the New York Times, you can be confident that he's attacking, not defending, Church teaching.

If you used that rule of thumb to make a bet about Mark Roche's essay in the Monday Times, you made some money. In this case, Roche is arguing that good Catholics should vote for Kerry.

Fortunately there are some solid Catholic professors on campus who have the capacity to set things straight-- even if they can't get their work into the Times. Law professor Gerry Bradley combines with Princeton's Robert George in a devastating critique of Roche's argument, available through National Review Online. Don't miss it; their demolition of the pro-Kerry argument is complete.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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