The weekend held a lot of promise. For college students like me, finals week was right around the corner. For Catholics like me, the celebration of the Immaculate Conception was right around the bend. And for those looking in on politics and the struggle for life (in more ways than one) in the Senate health care debate, a huge vote was around the corner.
It almost seemed like all these things were coming together at an oddly conspicuous point. The outcome couldn't have been anymore contrasting. Just as Catholics across the globe were remembering the birth of the Mother of God, men and women in the Senate of the United States voted down a bill that would have prevented tax payer funding of abortion in the Senate health care bill.
Could there be a more striking cry out to the faithful?
Nevermind college finals. I'm doing fine in that department. The question is whether or not the people we chose to represent us are passing that test.