Albert Mohler comments on John Kerry's Faith, which has become a news item lately. Such is life in the political fishbowl--here they guy suddenly gets the urge to go to chruch and take Communion, and people act like he did it merely for political purposes! Mohler notes that "in the modern age, the Catholic Church has faced the development of 'cafeteria Catholics' who pick and choose the Church teaching they will accept, and simply disregard and disobey the rest." Like picking on Kerry is going to solve that problem. One could always consider upgrading the menu.
Christianity Today posted an interview with William Dembski, the leading proponent of Intelligent Design, the latest incarnation of Creation Science. His bio notes he has studied just about everything except biology. Well, no wonder he doesn't quite appreciate evolution. Let me just take this opportunity to say something nice about the LDS Church: It managed to dodge the Creation Science bullet (despite the best attempts of Joseph Fielding Smith and his son-in-law). At BYU you get real science (despite the best attempts of the Religion Department).
Catholic Analysis embraces George Bush as the most Catholic President in American history. That's kind of a slam on Kennedy, but the author was looking at actions rather than labels, and Bush has done more things in line with the social issues Catholics favor than Kennedy ever did, it seems. Still, he deserves nice marks for making the Peace Corps. And for avoiding WWIII in Cuba and West Berlin. And for the moon thing. The post notes that Jeb Bush of Florida is a convert to Catholicism. I'd never heard that--how interesting, especially with Catholicism becoming an election issue. It's gonna be a strange year. Ralph Nader actually has a chance to win, I think, if he picks a credible running mate. How about Bill Clinton? He's available. Great speaker. No skeletons left in his closet.