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For those of us who have grown up and old in the Roman Catholic Faith it comes as no surprise that St. Louis University cares not a whit about the pro abortion comments of its basketball coach. I, like many others who have watched the American wing of the Church stumble leftward these many years since the promulgation of Vatican II, have pretty much given up the idea that what is wrong for me is wrong for the high profile Catholics such as Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, just to name two. I suppose I better add Mr. Majerus’s name to the list now that he has been given the imprimatur to speak for the Jesuits.
I was especially enamored of the Jesuitical defense of Mr. Majerus by the powers that be at the university. To say that asking him to keep his views about abortion to himself would be a violation of his constitutional right to free speech is as great a cop out as I have ever heard. I wonder what stance these “men of God” would take were he to wax eloquent about abortions for Blacks, or forced sterilization for Catholic priests, or barring Muslims from entry to the University.p>Perhaps the Jesuits should go back to attempting to determine how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Now that would be interesting. br> — Joseph Baum br> Garrettsville, Ohio /p>
Thank you, theologian Majerus, for your stunningly brilliant treatise on the exercise of personal conscience in the Catholic tradition. Maybe the real source of your elderly Mom’s consternation is that she raised such a blithering jackass!p>If all
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online