Caroline Kennedy is rumored to be considered to become the Ambassador to the Holy See (The Vatican City-state for those less theologically literate). This is sure to be a fruitless exercise as there is no way the Vatican would accept her nomination with her pro-choice record.
And they shouldn't. Because there are plenty of others who could in fact, fit the bill. Two come to mind: Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congressman Lincoln Davis (D-TN). My guess is that the President might not want to remove either of them from their congressional positions though and perhaps we might not want to lose two votes for life in the congress either.
I think perhaps a good solution might be to ask Virginia Governor Tim Kaine who is the head of the DNC for a recommendation. Especially with Republican Chairman Michael Steele recently saying that he supports a pro-choice position, Kaine may be able to work for bi-partisan support now for life more than ever before.
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.