I cannot forget that Archbishop Burke and Archbishop Chaput strongly implied in 2004 that voting for a pro-choice candidate was a serious sin. I suspect this priest is simply walking in their footsteps.If this is the case, it seems to me that they bear indirect, and partial, responsibility for what happened to Professor Kmiec. It would seem to me that this would be a teachable moment for them. Has either one commented publicly on this event?
Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.