From the “Couldn’ta said it better myself” files.
One of our regular Catholyc commenters who specializes in beating straw men to death, missing the point, mis-stating others’ arguments, and just generally being a bad-faith interlocutor, recently commented the following:
This “liberal Catholic” label is bothersome. First of all, liberal Catholics outnumber “conservativ... More
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md
The issue is still religious liberty and not access to contraceptives, but some like Rep. Elijah Cummings and his pro-abortion fellow travelers at the National Women’s Law Center raised a distraction that deserves response.
Call it a teachable moment, or perhaps a “nip-it-in-the-bud” moment because I can see this question coming up later.
Cummings produ... More
Although President Kennedy’s own sexual life was, sorry to say, despicable (e.g., most recently Once Upon a Secret), this plea during his inauguration speech was stirring: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” One initiative provoked by this sentiment was the establishment of the Peace Corps where idealistic young people sacrificed two years of t... More
Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise?2And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us... More
From the New York Times:
The forces rearranging the family are as diverse as globalization and the pill.
But Rick Santorum is supposedly radically on the margins of society for ever expressing his view that it has done harm to women and men and the family?
We are told that the Right has forced a debate on contraception, when it is the media-aided White House and Democratic party (thank you for Dem... More
A blogger interview Rick Santorum did months ago has gotten play everytime he has had a surge. And so it is going into the Michigan primary. He talked about the dangers of contraception and that he would not walk away from his beliefs as president. That, of course, doesn’t mean a President Santorum would move to outlaw contraception, and he has made that clear in subsequent interviews. Morni... More
New York Parakeet Cage Liner columnist Nick Kristof opened his column thusly:
I MAY not be as theologically sophisticated as American bishops, but I had thought that Jesus talked more about helping the poor than about banning contraceptives.
And it didn’t get better from there.
More important than aspirin.
The rest basically assumes that people have sex with the same frequency as they get ... More
The Rwandan Genocide was not prescribed by the government. Now our genocide is.
Following up on Patrick’s post of earlier today, and this is a series of extra thoughts to develop and re-emphasize his point, the Administration has, in effect, declared human life a disease, or at the least has ordered us all to subsidize selfishness and modern genocide.
Think: Women’s Health™ tell... More
It’s been amazing to watch White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dutifully take the podium day after day and deny that Obama has created a problem for himself by forcing Catholic individuals and institutions to subsidize abortifacient drugs, sterilizations and contraception.
Let me break it down for the President:
When over 90% of Catholic bishops have condemned your decision and promised n... More