There's an old saying that society changes, but people never change. People love, people hate, people get happy, people get stressed, people get concerned, etc. And people change views and society changes, but people are still the same.
I remember reading a quote once that went something like this: "I'm concerned about our youth, as they don't seem to have the same values as I do." The man who wrote that was Homer, who is believed to have lived around 800 years before the birth of Christ.
So people don't change. This is why I am always respectful for politicians and Churches that do not back down from what they believe in, even when it's a view I don't support. And I don't respect media outlets and politicians who try to persuade, and hope even, that those they don't support give up on their old, fuddy duddy conservative principles and support the new views of the day; views that change on a dime; on the whims and wishes of society; and will change again in the future.
But the point that these people just don't get is that a religion that believes in itself stands for things. A political party that believes in itself stands for things, and it attempts to spread that word. It believes those things because they think those things are good. They believe in those things not to oppress people, not to punish people, not to deny people. They believe in those things because they ultimately believe they are the best characteristics a culture or society could have and follow.
Now, you don't have to be a Catholic and you don't have to be Conservative, and you don't have to be liberal, and you don't have to be socialist or follow any of them if you don't want to. It's not up to the Catholic Church to bend and shape and flake and form in order to conform with whatever the daily culture happens to be. This is important, because culture changes all the time. Culture has changes many times, in fact, over the 2,000 years of the Church's existence. Culture has changed many times since the democratic party was born, and things have changed many times even since the republican party was born.
That's not what it is. It's not supposed to bend and shape. Neither is a political party. Neither is any institution that really believes in itself, and any institution that can be bent and shaped via intimidation by the media isn't worth itself. This man is fearless, and he's got no questions. This is another thing that I think a lot of leftists, particularly media people in this country, can't accept. The whole notion of God is a frightening thing to them anyway, particularly faith. Faith in God, or Jesus -- faith in something larger than man -- some people can't get their arms around.