Want a real example of anti-Catholicism? Here it is, courtesy of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, apparently in reponse to Archbishop John Nienstedt's mailing of 400,000 DVDs in opposition to same-sex marriage. (H/t to Grant Gallicho at Dotcommonweal.) If you click on the link above, you'll see that the Catholic priest is sporting a button that reads "Ignore the Poor." The DFL has the right of course to oppose, even vigorously oppose, the archbishop's public campaign against gay marriage. It does not have the right to engage in anti-Catholic rhetoric, visual or otherwise. And for the record, the DFL was founded in 1944, somewhat later than the church began its work with the poor, 19 centuries before. Evidence of that legacy is here and here and here and here and here and, well, pretty much anywhere that you find the poor.
James Martin, S.J.