The church does not endorse candidates for office," said Chicago's Cardinal Francis George in a letter read at all masses last Sunday.
Yes, it does.
Not directly but, yes, it does.
Though John F. Kennedy, our first and only Catholic president, promised in 1960 to not impose his faith on public policy, George has said directly that Kennedy was "wrong."
Meanwhile, the cardinal's letter might as well have carried a John McCain-Sarah Palin letterhead on behalf of the Republicans in this presidential race, both of whom oppose abortion. For Palin, that means even in cases of rape or incest.
George's five-paragraph message focused entirely on abortion.