I'll be honest, I didn't know much about Boehner, except that he was the House Minority Leader and that President Obama and the Democrats had aggressively come after him in recent weeks, in an attempt to motivate their voter base.
During his emotional speech, Boehner thanked his wife, his two daughters and his eleven brothers and sisters. Say what? Eleven brothers and sisters? I told my wife, this guy has to be Catholic!
This morning, my wife was on the internet and noticed an article on Catholic Online about Boehner.
The new Speaker of the House will be John Boehner of Ohio. He is a faithful Catholic who fully understands the teaching of his Church and has earned a consistent 100% Pro-Life score from the National Right to Life Committee. Just as importantly, he has also earned a 0% score from the National Abortion Rights Action League, an organization which promotes the killing of children in the womb as a "right". John Boehner is a truly Pro-Life Catholic and a champion of children in the first home of the whole human race, their mother's womb!As the article states, we went from one Speaker of the House, who publicly professes her catholicity, only to reject many of the moral teachings of the Church in her functions as a public policymaker, to another, who apparently wears his faith on his shirt, and is willing to fight for it.
What a difference a day makes…