Catholic in Colorado

Stepping away for a moment from the travails of Ted Haggard, but sticking with the Rocky Mountain state,  an interesting article by Amy Sullivan in the New Republic on Bill Ritter, the Catholic, pro-life Democrat likely to become Colorado's next governor today. (Also see Melinda Henneberger's fine piece in a recent Commonweal.)

The take away point: we can see an emerging group of Catholic pro-life Democrats at once critical of the bishops (in a number of  regards) but also eager to reduce the number of abortions.

John T. McGreevy is the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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