Sunday, September 7, 2008

Now Biden's a Theologian, Part II

It's amazing. "Now Biden's a Thelogian" was the title of an entry we posted back on August 27. The subject was Biden following Nancy Pelosi off the cliff. This morning on "Meet the Press" he's gone even further.

Tom Peters over at "American Papist" owns this (and the Pelosi) story. Go there for good analysis.

I actually think this is all to the good. For years it has been obvious that many "Catholic" members of the Democratic party disregard Church teaching on non-negotiable issues when it conflicts with their real religion. This is an undodgeable challenge to every bishop in the United States. My thoughts on the matter were summed up pretty well by Fr. De Celles (emphasis in original):

"On Sunday, before the whole nation, she (Speaker Nancy Pelosi) claimed to be an “ardent, practicing Catholic.” Imagine if someone came in here and said “I’m a mafia hit man and I’m proud of it.” Or “I deal drugs to little children.” Or “I think black people are animals and it’s okay to make them slaves, or at least keep them out of my children’s school.”

Are these “ardent practicing Catholics”?

No, they are not.

And neither is a person who ardently supports and votes to fund killing 1 to 1.5 million unborn babies every single year. Especially if that person is in a position of great power trying to get others to follow her. Someone, for example, like a Catholic Speaker of the House, or a Catholic candidate for Vice President of the United States, or a Catholic senior Senator who is stands as the leading icon his political party. Like the proud and unrepentant murderer or drug dealer, they are not ardent Catholics. They are, in very plain terms, very bad Catholics."

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Jan Fredericks said...

Unfortunately, Catholics don't follow the Catechism saying that animals deserve our kindness when we support factory farming with our dinners, festivals, etc.