Not red, not blue, but purple

Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, the national Catholic publishing house in Huntington, Ind., has a column in an upcoming edition of the paper describing himself as “culturally purple” — in a nation of “red states” and “blue states,” he’s caught in the middle. Part of the problem with reds and blues, he notes, is that neither side talks to the other, or if they do they “are shunned as traitors by their own side.”

He cites the talk Margaret Somerville gave to us last week at the Catholic Media Convention about the importance of coming to some understanding even when groups oppose each other’s views. If you want to know more about Somerville’s talk to the media gathering and missed our story, you can read it here.

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