As a practicing Catholic, I'm disgusted at her ignorance and obvious disdain for the Church. In an attempt at journalism, she falsely claims (and this paragraph just exasperates me to no end),
"In truth, though, Obama's pragmatic approach to divisive policy (his notion that we should acknowledge the good faith underlying opposing viewpoints) and his social-justice agenda reflect the views of American Catholic laity much more closely than those vocal bishops and pro-life activists. When Obama meets the pope tomorrow, they'll politely disagree about reproductive freedoms and homosexuality, but Catholics back home won't care, because they know Obama's on their side. In fact, Obama's agenda is closer to their views than even the pope's."
1. Pragmatic approach to divisive policy? You mean, how he just OKed government funding for embryonic stem cell research? How he voted no three times on a bill that would provide babies of failed abortions with medical care? How he gave NKorea a stern talking to and ignored the pleas for help in Iran? How when someone comes to him with a different approach, his answer is, "I won"? Yes, very pragmatic, I say.
2. Reproductive freedoms is such a lovely term for mass baby killing. I don't think it's possible to disagree on homosexuality itself. You don't have to approve of what they do per say, but I don't think disagree is the right word here. Also, Kathleen should pick up a Catechism and read 2358, which says,
"They [homosexuals] must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided."3. "But Catholics back home won't care, because they know Obama's on their side." Don't make me laugh, Kathleen. Obama's on Obama's side. He fooled you and made you believe he's on your side, but you're a lot more dense than us conservatives/libertarians/anyone who's been on to him from the beginning.
It never ceases to amaze me (though I should be used to it by now) how these so-called journalists think they can say whatever they want about the Catholic Church, and its members, yet if someone speaks out against Islam, s/he is a bigot.