With the nomination of Sen. Tim Kaine, Catholic voters once again face a decision about whether or not to send a pro-abortion, dissenting Catholic to Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. For the past eight years, Vice President Joseph Biden has lived there, an abortion supporter for sure, but he never pitched his Catholic credentials to the voters in the way that Hillary, her surrogates, the Democratic Party, and Kaine himself have done from the get-go.Share
Kaine, unlike Biden, was chosen because he’s Caucasian and Catholic, but not just any Catholic, he’s a product of a Jesuit education — Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Honduras. As Mayor of Richmond, Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Virginia, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Virginia’s sitting Democratic Senator, Tim Kaine has remained true to the now dominant Jesuit version of Catholicism — love the poor and hate the babies. The poor deserve “preferential treatment” but the babies belong to Herod, so let him have them.
From the perspective of Catholic teaching, of course, this is schtick of the deadliest kind. A recent, and very telling, example was published in the Jesuits’ own magazine, America, following the announcement by the Clinton/Kaine campaign that the VP nominee would join Hillary in eliminating the Hyde Amendment. (The Hyde Amendment, first passed in 1976, prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of incest, rape, or to save the life of the mother.) (Read more.)