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I was reading RNS’s quote of the day from Deal Hudson.
That caught my eye. There’s a short piece in Catholic Online, and here’s a little more perspective:
I don’t have a problem with labels at all. As long as the package in question is sticking itself with whatever identifies. Not someone else.
If Mr Hudson wants to bail on “conservative,” I have no worries on that. Labels are sometimes meaningless, especially when they lack friendliness, knowledge, and accuracy. In which case, they become weapons. And we don’t need any of that, really.
Conservatives have been shrugging off the “conservative” label for a number of years anyway. What Mr Hudson observes about some brands of Catholiccrazy is true enough. Many other Catholics wanted to distance themselves from GOP/Tea Party quagmires. The ex-conservative mainstream likes to style itself as “orthodox.” Like that adds meaning. It’s just another flavor of “my label is better than yours.”
I’ve called myself “orthodox” for three decades. Since I learned what it meant in grad school. A number of my Catholic brothers and sisters might object, “No, you’re not.” But the label is what it is. Accurate, or not, more or less. If you don’t like it, call me by my first name. I own that label, too.
About catholicsensibilityTodd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.