"What’s going on? Are liberal Catholics Catholic? Obviously not, at least according to liberals. After all, if Sotomayor were known as a practicing Catholic, those who fretted over Roberts and Alito would have called 911 by now," Donohue said in a statement. "White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, however, put their worst fears to rest yesterday when he said of the Puerto Rican jurist, “I believe she was raised Catholic.” If this is true, then the telling verb “raised” would explain why liberals like Sotomayor—she’s one of those Catholics they can trust. Let’s hope they’re wrong."To read Dononhue's full statement, click HERE.
In related Sotomayor news, the New York Times is reporting that abortion advocates are "quietly expressing unease that Judge Sotomayor may not be a reliable vote to uphold Roe v. Wade." Yeah, sure. As if abortion advocates would "quietly express" anything if they thought for one minute Roe v. Wade was in danger due to Sotomayor's nomination. I don't believe any of us are so naive as to think that certain assurances were not made before President Obama made his pick, which would account for the support Sotomayor has already received from some abortion rights groups.
President Obama promised to uphold -- and expand -- legal access to abortion. Unfortunately, Catholic or not, his pick is likely to reflect his views on that matter even if there aren't any written legal opinions to prove the point. Isn't that convenient? Of course, nothing is guaranteed once a judge is on the bench, so we can hope and pray that Judge Sotomayor will do the right thing if and when the time comes.