Dem & GOP Moderates

Michael Sean Winters: “I would submit that a pro-life Democrat, committed to social justice issues and especially to helping the poor and the immigrants, is today the only kind of politician that truly enfleshes the Church’s teachings in their fullness. Republican moderates, conversely, break with the Church’s positions across the board. This fact tells you a lot about why it is misguided for bishops to get too close to the GOP. And, as I can’t say too often enough, with the influx of Latino voters, many of them pro-life Catholics, there is no reason not to increase the number of pro-life Democrats who champion the entire range of concerns articulated by the Church. I wish there were more pro-life Democrats. I think there may be in the future. But, at least, I can discern the possibility. In today’s GOP, the idea of there emerging a group of Republican leaders committed to social justice and immigrant rights is a true flight of fancy.”