A BETTER IDEA
Mark Shea passes on the suggestion that pro-life groups should try hard to win the auction. That sounds great. Or the school could have insisted that the head of the pro-life group went along with this luncheon, which Granholm might have refused, making her the one to look "intolerant."
Here's my big problem with the obsession over this -- a lot of people seem to think that Catholics are called to distance themselves from, rather than end abortion. That's not what the Works of Mercy are about -- we must be engaged.
If we applied half the anguish and urgency to any number of real problems as what's being applied to this luncheon, the world would be a much better place.
We might feel better about ourselves by turning our noses up at "pro-abort" politicians, but it doesn't do anything to end the scourge of abortion, distracts us from our real mission, and makes us look foolish.