Cardinal Sean O’Malley spoke at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, indicating that Catholics supporting policy makers who support abortion "borders on scandal." Democratic lawmakers are responding with explanation as to how they can be obedient to God in their personal lives but not in their government positions. A former Democrat, Helen Cross, expressed her view on these Democrats, "To say I’m a Catholic and I also support abortion is like saying I’m a meat-eating vegetarian."
When Jesus was asked the question, "which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
he replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi explained his approach to Jesus' teaching. He needs to divide his allegience to what's "best for the commonwealth and my citizens and the issue as a whole, as opposed to what my religious beliefs are and just following what my religious leader tells (Jesus) me to do."
It appears that DiMasa and other Catholic Democrats love the Lord with half their heart, half their soul and half of their mind and commit the other halves to the culture and state.
Reacting to cardinal’s criticism: Democratic leaders say they separate public duty, religion