The Catholic Corner

My sister's post below reminds me of a beef I have with The Corner. What is their obsession with all things Catholic? I can understand the general interest in the abortion question, but why the endless posts about Father So-and-so or the latest statement from the Vatican, or "What's Up With the Pope?" Usually I couldn't care less.

Is there some NR-Catholic connection I'm unaware of? Some posters, particularly KJL, seem able to discuss little else.

As for the post my sister points to, I agree it is pretty nutty. I don't see the Defense of Marriage act as a serious issue compared to the other two points.