Category Archives: Religion
Monty Python had a sketch called The Bishop. The Bishop was always arriving moments too late to save a priest from imminent demise.
That Bishop was Episcopalian and a thug. But the real news recently has been about Roman Catholic Bishops and the pervert priests they protect.
A Pennsylvania grand jury accused 300 priests of sexually abusing over 1,000 children over the past 70 years.
Where do we get such men you may wonder? Seminaries. The former Archbishop of Washington, DC Cardinal Theodore McCarrick allegedly sexually molested young seminarians. He was kind of a Harvey Weinstein of the church.
The current Washington archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, called the news about his predecessor “a terrible disappointment.”
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 88 year old Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The former Bishop of Washington DC is under investigation for sexual abuse of a minor 47 years ago.
It took a good man with a gun, and no shoes, to put a stop to a bad mad man with a gun at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Stephen Willeford, an NRA instructor, ended the mad man’s killing spree at 26 dead.
Mad Man With a Gun
While he was in the Air Force in 2012 he choked his wife, cracked his stepson’s skull, threatened to kill superiors and escaped from a mental hospital. His efforts earned him a year in the brig. Yet he passed a background check at the gun store.
That’s because military bureaucrats failed to send his file to an FBI database.
Amy Coney Barrett is a Notre Dame Law professor. She was nominated by President Trump for a seat on the seventh court of appeals.
But first she has to get past Senate Judiciary Committee member Diane Feinstein. The Senator wanted answers about an article Professor Coney Barrett co-authored 20 years ago. It was a meditation on what a Catholic judge might do in a capital punishment case. The authors concluded he/she should recuse.
But the professor came across as a little too Catholic for the senator. Feinstein told her, “I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”
Of course, the professor might have taken that as a compliment.
Man Bites Dogma
But no dogma lives within Senator Durbin. The apparently unorthodox Catholic senator from Illinois demanded to know if Coney Barrett is an “Orthodox” Catholic.
A WSJ opinion piece by theology professor C.C. Pecknold had this to say about the dogma:
Mr. Durbin’s attempt to make such a distinction shows that this affair is about more than Catholicism. It is about an ideology—a politically progressive civil religion—that makes comprehensive claims to which all other religions are expected to conform.
A Hawaiian judge helped President Trump find the true meaning of his travel ban. Trump thought he was was using his legal authority as president to keep out perceived threats to the United States.
The president’s authority to declare such suspensions can been found in section 212(f) of the INA, the pertinent part of which reads as follows:
“(f) Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
In this case he said he needed time to vet refugees from jihad torn countries to make sure they aren’t jihadists.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson – a Harvard classmate appointed by President Obama – says otherwise. The judge ruled Trump’s real intent was to keep out Muslims. The judge knows this because Trump said so in campaign speeches.
Finally, a Democrat who doesn’t think Trump lies.