The Corner

Nro Torquemada?

Andrew Sullivan chides me for “as usual..leading the inquisition,” this time, to excommunicate John Kerry. I’m honestly curious though (and not because I’m the religious police): Does Sullivan believe that a politician (or anyone, for that matter) can call himself “Catholic” while supporting abortion–and to the extent that he votes against a ban on infanticide (partial-birth abortion)? It seems to me that not only is it not possible to claim to be a faithful Catholic while rejecting what the Catholic Church teaches to be true about abortion, but it compounds the offense to pretend, and thus lead impressionable people inside and outside the church to believe, that it is possible.