All merely human political ideologies, even the ones we like, are–apart from grace–capable of willing (and, if we are not careful, enacting) gigantic evil–and often in reaction to gigantic evil. The appalling thing about our present age is that, so far, a great many Catholics are more shaped by, than shaping, our culture and are quite willing to not merely endure, but cheer for, the beloved mortal sins of their political tribes (abortion for lefties, torture for righties, unjust war for everybody). To those tempted to play this game (and who isn’t?), Jesus has a warning: “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.”(Mt 5:13).
We live in an hour when we are being called to put Jesus and the Faith before all the traditions of men. We must not fail Him in this.