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 Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame.

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