What a week! I was literally sick to my stomach due to a virus but it could have been for any of the following news items:
- Professors at “Catholic” Georgetown University protested a speech by Catholic pro-life Rep. Paul Ryan because he wants to fix government programs in a way they don’t like
- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, a “Catholic” who loves abortion based on his record, signed a bill to outlaw the death penalty even though people really don’t get executed in that liberal northeast bastion
- Lover of abortion, actress Ashley Judd, mocked–or attempted to–pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum, a devoted Catholic who has the nerve to call abortion evil
As for Georgetown, the Catholic League pointed out that professors–over 90 of them–wrote a letter to protest a speech at the school by a leading Republican, Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, on his budget that rightfully uses Catholic principles of subsidiarity. Government handouts are not the solution as the professors contend. Ryan wants to empower the poor. That is a Catholic idea. But liberal professors know nothing of what is Catholic.
They love abortion and advocate any violation of Catholic social teaching that involves sexuality.
But they all become very Catholic–or their version of what Catholic is–when it comes to the poor or war or other issues where Church teaching is perceived to be liberal. Except Church teaching is not liberal; it is Christian.
And professors are the ultimate hypocrites when they protest free speech which they claim to love above all else. And especially when they object because they don’t like the content of the speech!
To add to my upset stomach I heard that Gov. Malloy outlawed the death penalty. I am against the death penalty although it is permissible under Church teaching in certain circumstances. Unlike abortion which is NEVER permissible. The reason this upset me is it is outlawing something that is so rarely done that it is hardly worth the effort.