Bishop Thomas Tobin has come to recognize what I hope many Catholic Democrats will come to realize: the Democrat party is now the anti-Catholic party.
Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, head of the diocese of Providence, R.I., said he recently changed his voter registration from Democrat to Republican, noting that the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the Democrats’ strong support for abortion and homosexual “marriage” was the last straw.
“The a-ha moment for me was the 2012 Democratic National Convention – it was just awful,” said Tobin on Tuesday before a meeting of the Rhody Young Republicans in Providence. Tobin is 65 and has been a registered Democrat since 1969.
“I just said I can’t be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL and Planned Parenthood and [the] same-sex marriage agenda and cultural destruction I saw going on,” said Tobin, as first reported by Ted Nesi at WPRI.com. “I just couldn’t do it anymore.”
Go here to read the rest. I hope he starts a trend but I am not holding my breath. For far too many Catholic Democrats their religion is their political party and Catholicism, at most, is a cultural affinity for bells and smells when they bother to show up for mass. Judging the send off that Ted Kennedy got in 2009, read about it here, with a Cardinal presiding at his funeral mass, I must say that a large portion of the institutional Church in this country has been happy to accommodate this betrayal of Christ.