Christopher Matthews claims to be a Roman Catholic, The teaching of the Catholic Church is that a fetus becomes a person at conception and that, therefore, deliberate abortion is homicide. Matthews has repeatedly said on "Hardball" that Paul Ryan's adherence to this teaching is a species of primitive misogyny. The RC faith is not like eating in an old style Chinese restaurant where one can pick something from column A and something else from column B. Matthews knows that. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College, a Jesuit institution . Matthews knows that "cafeteria catholics" are not Catholics at all. They simply do not acknowledge that have left the church. IMO Matthews is creating a "public scandal." This is a term redolent with meaning in Catholic teaching.
I think Matthews lives in northerh Virgina and in the diocese of Arlington. His bishop is named Loverde. IMO, he and the Jesuit president of Holy Cross are complicit in Matthews' rejection of church teaching and the resultant scandal if they do not condemn him.
I know that the bishops are largely self-serving careerists but surely that is not true of the Jesuits?
Spare me the any nonsense about dissident nuns being "the chuch." They know that they are operating on the fringes of the Catholic Church.
FWIW I think that abortion law should be returned to the states as an issue. the federal government possesses no special wsdom or virtue. There is no such thing as "settled law." "Plessy vs, Ferguson" and "Brown..." should have made that clear.
If you are going to comment on this, tell us if you are or were Catholic. I do not want to deal with any more peple who have no idea what they are talking about. Expect a quiz if there is doubt. pl