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By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine, March 16, 2020
With the exit of effectively everyone but Bernie Sanders from the Democratic presidential race, the path to the party’s nomination has been cleared wide open for Joe Biden. It’s now one-on-one, Biden vs. Bernie, with Biden almost certain to win out. If you’re a betting man, the odds are literally and overwhelmingly on Biden—87 percent, according to RealClear’s betting average.
This means, dear papist, that the odds are on a Catholic nominee—that is, a “pro-choice Catholic” nominee. It’s sad (if not scandalous) that once again, as in 2004, the Church that has long been so solidly, so consistently, so eloquently, and so stridently pro-life will be embarrassed by another lifelong, professing Catholic who rejects those teachings at the highest national stage.
In 2004, that Catholic was John Kerry, another man of the northeast who was raised Catholic, went to the U.S. Senate, sought the nomination of a once-great political party that has lost its mind on cultural issues, and proceeded to sell his soul to Planned Parenthood, bowing to the party’s golden calf of Roe v. Wade. It’s a tragedy, really. ….