Thanks for the example. Perhaps rather than sheltered I'm younger than you? The example you cited was politically active well before I was born. It does seem like he would be an exception rather than a rule though- there are very few priests who support abortion rights at all. Still I'm not sure people who have limited experience with a priesthood order are necessarily sheltered... Like I said, I only know one Jesuit personally, and my experience with the order second-hand has been that as a group they have very conservative views.