Sunday, December 2, 2012
In a recent article in Our Sunday Visitor, Russell Shaw (here) quotes an anonymous American cardinal: “This is the situation now . . . One political party is dangerous and the other is stupid.”
Terry Mattingly at the blog Get Religion (here) says that this very well “might be the religion-beat quote of the year.”
Mattingly praises Shaw for the depth of his post-election analysis of the Catholic electorate – an analysis that shows “why it is unwise for journalists to keep pinning current-day political labels on the foreheads of people whose lives are defined by centuries of religious doctrines.”
Shaw’s story doesn’t identity the cardinal, and the cardinal doesn’t identify which party is which – but MOJ readers might have some ideas.
So here’s the question: From a Catholic point of view, which of the two major American political parties is the “dangerous” one and which is the “stupid” one, and why? Comments open.