MORE ON THE LUNCHEON
Mark Shea also picked up the Graholm luncheon column, urging us to talk back. I voiced similar concerens to the ones I voiced below, and you can read that discussion here.
One theme of the responses is that abortion is such a serious matter that Catholics cannot compromise. I agree. Which is why I think it's puzzling that so many Catholics seem to think it's sufficient just to distance ourselves as much as possible from abortion and those who support it rather than trying to engage them and change their hearts.
Why settle for this ritualistic purity, when, with the Holy Spirit on our side, we can change hearts?