Boehner’s Progressive Catholic ProblemMay 23, 2011 • 5:52 pm No Comments
E.J. Dionne, Jr. on the non-scandal that was John Boehner’s address to Catholic University:
And the story broke from the stereotypical narrative the media like to impose on Christians in general, and Catholics in particular. If the headline is “Conservative Catholics Denounce Liberal Politician on Abortion,” all the boilerplate is at the ready. But when the headline is “Catholic Progressives Challenge Conservative Politician on Social Justice,” this is something new and complicated. It’s far easier to write the 10th story of the week about Newt Gingrich.