Yet another pro-choice Democrat is made the subject of the Catholic Church's election-year jihad:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Gov. Joe Kernan's high school alma mater withdrew a commencement speaking invitation to him because the governor's stance on abortion conflicts with Roman Catholic teachings.
South Bend's St. Joseph High School withdrew the invitation at the direction of Bishop John M. D'Arcy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who has direct authority over the school.
D'Arcy said Friday that the school's theology teachers believed Kernan's appearance would directly contradict moral truths they teach and expect students to embrace....
Funny thing about those eternal, unchanging "moral truths," though:
In 1998, D'Arcy did not object when Kernan, as lieutenant governor, delivered the University of Notre Dame's commencement speech. D'Arcy even shared the dignitaries' platform with Kernan, which he now says "seemed to me to be the right response in that situation."
Yeah, I'm sure it did -- but it's no longer 1998, the lead Democrat is a pro-choice Catholic rather than a cheatin' Baptist, and new strategies are needed.