Monday, February 13, 2012

Catholics Need Not Apply

I was heartened to see the Fighting Irish, aka, Notre Dame, come down on the side of religious freedom in the wake of the HHS birth control/abortion mandate and the President's "accommodation".

After giving Mr. Obama an honorary degree and a platform on which to speak to its graduating class, even after much protest from other, arguably more "right-wing" Catholics, doubtless, Notre Dame feels, as do many on the Catholic left, that it has been lied to--courted and then walked away from.

Such bald anti-religionist and anti-tolerant views do not bode well for a country suffering from the worst economy since its Great Depression.  I can not see why anyone would think it politically expedient to alienate a good portion of the voting populous, especially during an election year, especially with the economy still in shambles.

I think most thinking people would rather err on the side of the religious tolerance that our country was founded upon than take us back to the years when people of a particular group (whether Muslims, African Americans, Jews or Irish) "need not apply".

As usual, Elizabeth Scalia of The Anchoress, has an insightful post on this subject.  Her opening sentence tells is all:
The elites (are) getting comfortable with the notion of telling us what we can and cannot do, what business we may or may not conduct, what materials we can or cannot own…because we’re Catholics.
I never thought I'd see the day.

3 comments:

Michele said...

the economy is suffering almost worldwide. i really, really, hope thaT America gets a president who respects values, and morales, as well as life. i hope your economy recovers. i really do.

being a Catholic and adhering to Catholic belief and tradition is almost a no no in todays society.

you have to support homosexual marriage these days to be "in". sigh.. the whole world is morally bankrupt! if a politician is conservative and running for president, he stands up for his values, and says that marriage is between one man and one woman, well the whole country pretty much attacks the poor guy!

being a Catholic presidential candidate cannot be easy at all! especially if he stands up against abortion, homosexual marriage, and protects the right to life! they all think he is a quack! sigh..

I suppose the title, Catholics need not apply is to rampant these days. ah well. if a republican is elected, i sure hope its one that respects the right to life, believes values of conservatism. not some one who panders to everyone else.

Dymphna said...

I think barreling through with an anti-Catholic agenda (or any "anti-one-group agenda) is not a good idea when the economy is still in shambles. Can you say "revolution"? Very scary indeed.

Michele said...

indeed.

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