Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Will Biden’s “Devout” Faith Fool Pro-life Voters?

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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, August 24, 2020

Over at First Things last week, Prof. Robert George published a clever thought experiment. Prof. George, in case you don’t know, is one of the rarest of specimens these days – an openly and proudly pro-life, pro-family, and faithfully Catholic faculty member at an Ivy League university, in this case Princeton University.

In his article, however, Dr. George urges his readers to imagine what would happen if he suddenly began to insist that he is a “secular progressive.” Naturally, other secular progressives would immediately protest that he is no such thing, since he doesn’t support abortion, or the LGBT cause, or such things as the Obamacare contraception mandate. To which, Prof. George writes, he could very easily respond:

“Hey, but I was educated by secular progressives. I went to Swarthmore, then Harvard, then Oxford: All secular institutions dominated by progressives. I teach at Princeton—super secular and progressive. I learned the secular progressive catechism. I know it by heart. I can quote it to you verbatim. My secular progressive teachers largely shaped who I am. I’m grateful to them every day for the fine education they provided. That’s part of my life, man.   ….