Friday, February 1, 2013

John Allen - Italian Political Situation Shows Catholic Church Neither Left Nor Right

Johna Allen has his always interesting Friday column up at National Catholic Reporter. He says that by looking at current Italian politics and the Church's role  we can see that the Church is neither left nor right. See The church's natural habitat is the center, not the right .

The kicker though is  "All this suggests a memo to political writers and pundits. Only against the backdrop of an exclusively two-party system can the Catholic church accurately be described as a fixture of the right. Its natural habitat, so to speak, is in the middle, assuming there's a credible political middle on offer."

I think in the current American environment that is largely correct. I also don't expect that to change anytime soon. American though they say they want more political choices seem to have a default mode in reality of living a living in a two party system.

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