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The deeper crisis we face in this country is about adoration, not abortion.

A woman holds a pro-abortion sign at a demonstration in Seattle on Oct. 8, 2022.
A woman holds a pro-abortion sign at a demonstration in Seattle on Oct. 8, 2022. (photo: Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images)

Regis Martin BlogsJanuary 23, 2023

For anyone out there following the daily round of news — who are not yet depressed enough by events in the public life — here are a couple of items to help fill your bucket list.

Starting with an important vote in the U.S. Congress earlier this month condemning violence against pro-life facilities around the country. It passed. So, that’s good news, right? I mean, every Republican voted for it, leaving all but three Democrats to oppose it. No surprise there.

But here’s the thing. Among those 209 Democrats refusing to take a stand against violence inflicted upon people and property helping pregnant women, a stunning number — 66, to be exact — are professed Catholics, which means the teaching of the Church means nothing to them. 

Should that surprise anyone? Well, consider what it is they went on record as refusing. Not an outright ban on abortion, mind you — the violence of which they wouldn’t dream of deploring, much less passing laws to prevent. No, that will never happen without widespread metanoia across this great land of ours. 

But the sponsors of the bill had nothing of that sort in mind. They weren’t proposing anything as radical as actual protection of unborn babies. All they wanted to do was issue a modestly-worded resolution aimed at “condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches.” 

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