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Friday, November 18, 2005

I'm not anti-Catholic, but....

George Mitrovich, president of the mis-named San Diego Ecumenical Council, worries about the possibility of another Catholic on the Supreme Court.

Of course, he is not himself anti-Catholic because anti-Catholicism is wrong. After all, he writes...

...no one wants to revisit the days when it was fashionable to bash Catholics, or when employers discriminated against Catholics, or when some Christian fundamentalists claimed the pope was the anti-Christ. Those days of mindless and disgraceful bigotry are done, and their departure is bid good riddance.

Then the other shoe falls,

But still, is five Catholics one Catholic too many?

Mitrovich then goes on to pine for the good old days when you could count on Catholics to pretty much ignore their faith and vote the way that those who think like George Mitrovich.

The Constitution says there shall be no religious test for public office. But when a nominee for the Supreme Court is poised to join four of his Catholic brethren on becoming a majority of five, at a minimum we should have a public discussion as to the wisdom of that occurrence.

Once more "I know it says A, but I want it to be B." I know that it's unconstitutional, but why let the Constitution interfere especially when the situation involves that most important of political rights - Abortion?

Seriously, Mitrovich should be ashamed of himself and if his views are typical of ecumenism in San Diego county - the Catholic Church would do well to stay as far from it. Mitrovich's views are indeed anti-Catholic and anti-Christian.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Br. Gregory Plow, T.O.R. said...

AMEN, Brother (I mean Father) --
preach it!

4:03 PM  

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