The Common Good

Fixing Obama's Catholic problem

Date: February 7, 2012

The Rev. Jim Wallis, the progressive evangelical founder of Sojourners magazine, has convened a Call to Renewal conference. The guest speaker, a young politician, is critiquing America's religious right and secular left.

"I think it's time that we join a serious debate about how to reconcile faith with our modern, pluralistic democracy," the speaker is saying.

He is a freshman senator from Illinois (as you may have guessed). He talks about the Bible teachings and parenting.

"I also think that we should give them the information about contraception that can prevent unwanted pregnancies, lower abortion rates, and help assure that every child is loved and cherished."