A Theocon Reflects

Douglas Kmiec in a fascinating interview with Beliefnet:

As a Catholic looking at candidates, my faith instructs me to look at the whole person respective to the church’s social teaching on wages, education, issues of family, culture, responsibility toward the environment, the reduction of mindless or excess consumption. And the Catholic Church was quite explicit about the concept of preemptive war being contrary to the principles of just war. One of the things that happened to Catholics over the last two decades is because of the evil of abortion, we’ve been somewhat less mindful of the need to serve those around usthose who are calling upon us for assistance in a tangible way.

Excerpts from Kmiec's email in-tray in response to his Obama endorsement can be read here.