Our parish priest has a habit of bringing politics into Bible study and Catechism classes (adult). For example, in a discussion of the first two marks of the Church (I don’t know the context but my wife was present), in talking about unity, he mentioned that he could never be a Republican-God forbid. He also expresses hatred of GWB in homilies and so on. We had a meeting with him because my wife was about to switch parishes because of what he says at times. I told her that as long as what he taught on faith and morals was on track, I’d let his politics wash over me.
This has been the second time she’s met with him (other parishioners are not willing to confront him). He did say he would tone down the rhetoric. I asked him just to keep his commentary on a subject and not resort to personal attacks. I did ask him how a Catholic could be Democrat in light of their stance on abortion, and he countered with the Republican stance on the Gulf War. Answering a question with a question! I told him I could hear him and disagree politically with him, and that’s ok, but my wife doesn’t even want to hear it.
Anyone else having to deal with this?
PS I would be just the same if you switched it around-I don’t want to listen to politics in a place where I come for spiritual exploration.