Dionne, in charge of giving cover to Catholics to vote for you-know-who.
In what kind of polity, one wonders, would an adequate response to an unprovoked government abrogation of religious liberty not have the kind of political implications that, at least in democracies, usually involve elections? To be sure, saying that an appropriate response from Catholics citizens will have political consequences is not at all the same as saying it is a partisan exercise. Dionne conveniently conflates the two.
(If one believes, as Dionne does, that the “hyperbolic” lawsuits against the Obama administration are evidence of underlying partisanship, then one is faced with some rather absurd propositions: For example, that Father John Jenkins — who caused a firestorm of controversy in 2009 by inviting President Obama to Notre Dame and granting him an honorary law degree – is a GOP booster out to strike a blow against an honorary alumnus of his own making.)
But it’s not just partisanship that Dionne sees, its obstinate partisanship.
The uber-partisan is Dionne, not the Bishops - or the Prez of Notre Dame.