Over at Sussidiario, Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete notes the breakdown between faith and reason. The key quote: "The Obama administration is packed with such Catholic advisors who share [MSNBC host Rachel] Maddow's failure to see the mystery of Christ as the thread that binds together all the elements of Catholic social doctrine."
The fact that the President is surrounded by Catholics - chief-of-staff, national security advisor, vice president, etc. - who do not grasp "the thread that binds" is a big problem, and it is not a problem unique to the Democrats. (See my post below about the GOP response to Newt Gingrich's agreement, or at least partial agreement, with the Church's stance on immigration.) This is a big issue that warrants serious, thoughtful attention. How can we, as Catholics, bring the fullness of our teaching into a political sphere that is divided along lines that do not make sense to the Catholic mind?