Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic Culture Solidarity

Kerry's church

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 28, 2004

James Carroll, the former Catholic priest who is employed by the Boston Globe to write regular op-ed columns bashing the Catholic Church, has changed his target slightly. Now the "bad guys" are the Republicans who dare to question Kerry's commitment to the Catholic faith.

Carroll instructs his readers that Kerry is free to dispute Church teachings on every crucial moral issue in the political realm, because Catholics are free to embrace the truth wherever they find it (except perhaps in the Republican platform).

Regarding sexual issues, Carroll continues, the Vatican doesn't understand that "it is clear that the human race is undergoing a massive cultural mutation..." (I'm not making this up. I couldn't.)

There's personal testimony here, too. Carroll reveals: "I worship at the same Catholic church in Boston where John Kerry and his wife often attend Mass."

Yup. You're in the same church, all right. I wonder what church it is.

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 See full bio.

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