As per usual, Mike Liccione knocks it out of the ballpark over at Sacramentum Vitae.
With the exception of one hour on Sundays, the lives of most American Catholics are indistinghishable from those of other Americans. On one end of the political spectrum, such Catholicism-in-name-only has for decades been facilitated by clergy—the Drinans, the Hesburghs, the Mahonys—who show by their actions that they consider it more important to uphold the Democratic Party platform than the clear, constant, and irreformable teaching of the Church. That there are so many Catholic Obamabots today is a symptom of that legacy. A good antidote to their rationalizations is Dr. Mark Lowery’s pamphlet “Catholic Voting and the Seamless-Garment Theory”.
A real question I ask myself often as I look at my contemporaries (late 20s, early 30s) is where is the sense of altruism? On the list of priorities that we all have in our minds somewhere, where does the practice of the Catholic Faith rate on most of those lists?
Lately, I am pretty certain I don’t really want to know the answer to that question.