Wednesday, June 03, 2009
"We have a Vatican II president," John O'Malley informs us in a revealing America magazine article: Catholic Culture. Diogenes
It seems that just as Bill Clinton was a "black president," even though he was white, so too Barack Obama is a "Catholic president" even though he is Protestant.Obama makes no distinction between the culture and ethnography of the United States which is, of course, Christian, and its government which is neither Christian nor non-Christian. Since taking the oath ("...so help me God") Obama has only used the word "Christian" to deny that the country is Christian. In O'Malley's worldview, a Christian who denies Christ is a better Christian than one who affirms Christ. Affirmed Catholic identity is incompatible with "good will".
Labels: catholic, church-state, obama, poltics
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 12:18 AM Permalink
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The killing of George Tiller
Like Fr. Frank Pavone, and other Catholic pro-life leaders, I am saddened by the murder of George Tiller (AP News).
The assistance this gives pro-abortion advocates and the damage this does to pro-life advocates is incalculable.
The mainstream media will seek out the fringe of the pro-life movement to attempt to link this unknown killer to the movement should any intemperate comments be made. My prayer is that they come up empty-handed.
We don't know the identity of the killer or his motives. As I am writing this, officials have announced they have a suspect in custody. It was a violation of the principles of non-violence to kill Tiller. Killing Tiller was an evil act. I state that without equivocation or qualification.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 6:50 PM Permalink