This is something you don’t hear every day from a politician. So, when this crossed my Facebook feed this afternoon I sat up and took notice.
Here’s the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg — a very young, progressive, gay (he has a husband) Democrat — who is exploring running for president. I can’t imagine he’ll get far; and certainly, for Catholics, his positions are opposed to Church teaching on many critical issues, including abortion.
But…he spoke today on morning TV about what he believes it means to be a Christian — drawing on what he learned from, among other places, his Catholic school education.