“It’s the Devil calling. He’s come to collect your soul.”
Father Robert Drinan is being awarded the American Bar Association’s highest award at its convention this year. Drinan is the most liberal, most outspoken heterodox priest in the country today. He was a representative in Congress until the Vatican ordered that his superiors tell him to quit. Most infamously, he was the one who provided liberal Catholic politicians like Ted Kennedy and Mario Cuomo with the moral justifications to support abortion so that they could continue to call themselves Catholic while doing everything to advance the cause. You might say he’s the father of “personally opposed, but …” and the “seamless garment.”
Drinan and the national lawyers’ group: They’re perfect for each other.