If not, you can find it at the California bishops' website (click on this post's title) by clicking on "What's New" and there, under "AB 374," clicking on "More Info."
Given some of Father Coleman's past writings, the column, "Religion and the Public Square," is surprising -- so pro-life and orthodox that you would think Bishop Bruskewitz wrote it.
Today the online California Catholic Daily wrote about it. All last week I had meant to do that.
Father Coleman says a politician's faith should play a role in his government decisionmaking.
He rips John F. Kennedy's infamous 1960 campaign speech promise to Protestant ministers that he would keep his Catholic Faith private and separate from his government decisionmaking.
Father Coleman says religion and faith belong in the public square. He remarks:
"A Catholic politician must uphold basic human and universal moral principles. In this way, he is not imposing religious values on others, but permitting religious values to inform the debate."
He also writes, "Willfully to dissent from a fundamental moral precept is an act of infidelity, objectively immoral, and a scandal to the faithful."
The only thing missing from Father Coleman's column is a call for our bishops and clergy to announce that they will refuse Communion to all Catholic anti-life politicians. As we all know, it is their duty to take that step in defense of the Blessed Sacrament, our Faith and the babies.