I've long said that the culture is what drives the politics, not the reverse. Unfortunately, I've acted as though the political part of life was the important part.
With that in mind, I've decided to focus on The Culture, and WHY it has to be resisted. Naturally, much of my thinking will come out of my Catholic Heritage.
Like Nancy Pelosi and Joy Behar, I was raised Catholic.
That's where we differ. I still attend church every Sunday, and am currently also spending one evening a week (and some spare time online) learning more about my faith.
Unlike many cultural Catholics, I don't ignore the "inconveniently illiberal" parts of the church.
To that purpose, I've been checking out some Catholic blogs that stand firmly on the side of The Church in the HHS fight.
Among them, Bad Catholic, who writes about specific ways that The Church stands up to the Standard American Culture.
Bad Catholic also writes about nudity - and how the Culture has made men (and women) ashamed of their bodies. Which, BTW, the Catholic Church never was - did you think all those naked and near-naked statues and pictures in the churches just somehow escaped the attention of The Church?
Bad Catholic also takes on porn - and points to a modern man who rejected it.
He takes on popular thinking about abortion.
If you haven't read Bad Catholic in the past, start now.