One Sunday morning as I was leading little children out to the family bus (our 12-seater van), I noticed a new bumper sticker prominently displayed on the back window: You Can't Be Catholic AND Pro-Choice.
I began to quiz the children and found that it was Miss Teen who put the sticker on the van. I expressed concern about the in-your-face wording, especially since it was just a month before the Kerry-Bush election and our parish parking lot was filled with cars that carried pro-Kerry bumper stickers.
Miss Teen challenged me: I always tell her to stand up for what is right, even when it means standing alone. And this was right.
The bumper sticker stayed.