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The Massachusetts miracle

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 01, 2004

In Massachusetts, where legislators did nothing to prevent the judicial imposition of same-sex "marriage," the lower house of the state legislature is now ready to consider a bill that would require all hospitals to furnish the abortifacient "morning-after" pill on request.

This bill was already approved by the state senate, without opposition.

Read that last phrase again. Without opposition. In a legislature made up primarily of self-identified Catholics. In a state where Catholics make up roughly 50% of the electorate.

Just wondering: At what point do you think we should concede that there's a problem with the faith in Massachusetts? That the life of the Church here is not "vibrant?"

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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