Doug Kmiec, rejected along with Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to the Vatican for being anti-life, has written two articles in defense of the Obama administration.
Regarding Dawn “fetal containers” Johnsen at the Legal Times:
She understands the fundamental difference between academic commentary and giving legal opinion on behalf of the US. That she has sharply criticized some conservative policy is no more relevant to her ability than if she liked outré modern art and displayed it in her living room…
The word “abortion” is nowhere to be found in the article….
Kmiec’s continued apologia of Obama’s Notre Dame debut remains at eye-rolling levels. He writes in the Politico:
Obama’s views supporting abortion rights and ESCR are pragmatic. [He] knows this is less than the absolute legal prohibition demanded by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in America.
[He] successfully found some common ground during the campaign by advocating abortion reduction with enhanced economic and social support, especially for poor, uninsured and often unemployed women. In addition, the president advocates stronger families and teenage responsibility…
Many Catholics, including this one, find it hard to reconcile this approach with the image of Christ in Matthew’s Gospel never turning away even “sinners and tax collectors,” though no one could blame Obama Cabinet officials for steering clear of tax collectors.
Jesus‘ method was one of inclusion, teaching with generosity, forgiveness and truth — not snubbing those in high office.
From Luke 11:52 (Jesus speaking):
“Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter.”
“…Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools!”
Pharisees and scholars of the law. Take note, Professor.