Translation from NY Times Liberalese into English: Catholics in America: Wising up that we hate their Christianity, hate their Moral Values, and hate their Guts and may not be so easily fooled into voting Democrat anymore.
News Flash to the NYT and other pundits. The Catholic Church is not and never has been and never will be a Democracy. It does not shift its beliefs to become popular with the trends of the times, it does not grovel for approval from the elite. It does not govern by the polls, it does not fear the scorn of the world. It does not have weathervane teachings. What it does have is the fullness of Truth. This Truth was revealed in Christ. This Truth does not change anymore than Christ does. So for all those who think the next Pope should fall in line with your views and discard those stodgy bits of dogma that defy our postmodern world- too bad. And forget the tags liberal and conservative Catholic. You are either a Catholic who fully submits to the teachings of the Church or you are not. I believe those who protest against Catholic dogma are called Protestants and there are many fine Protestant churches for you to choose from. No doubt in some you will find the spirit of democracy you so desire in a church. And please I want to make clear this is in no way a barb at Protestants but at those who call themselves Catholic but pick an choose which Catholic teachings to obey. Protestants are brothers and sisters in Christ but it would be foolish to suggest that they are subject to Catholic doctrine.