Thursday, June 04, 2015

What's a "good Catholic" today?

Dan Riehl, "Nancy Pelosi Paints Marco Rubio as a Bad Catholic" (Breitbart, May 29, 2015). Pelosi said, among other things:
I thoroughly disagree (with Rubio’s opposition to gay marriage), being raised in a Catholic family, raising a Catholic family, mainstream Catholic – well, the Baltimore catechism, to get back to our hometown of Baltimore, was what we were raised on. And I think that this statement by Senator Rubio is most unfortunate. It’s a polarizing statement. The fact is, is that what we’re taught was to respect people in our faith and to say that this endangers mainstream Christian thinking is so completely wrong....

And, again, it’s polarizing and I would hope that – perhaps he believes what he says, and I assume that he does – but I hope that we can persuade him differently because the country is going in a completely different direction now. And it’s very, very exciting.
If we're honest, doesn't Pelosi sound more like the mainstream Catholic today?

At another blog talking about this, someone had this blunt but hard-hitting observation: "Maybe Jason has discovered that the modernist/postmodernist Roman Church can't be defended. A church that believes everything is rather pointless, no?"

[Hat tip to JM]


Dominic Broccoli


You guys should not assume too much. Perhaps you missed the memo, but the Baltimore Catechism has been out of date and mostly out of print roughly since Kennedy was president. I would be more careful about assuming that it has any remaining influence on today's "good Catholics," who are mostly a collection of Smurfs and closet Methodists.

Raider Fan


...sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing...

Planned Parenthood v. Casey,...At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.

Ms. Pelosi is a proper modern Americanised Catholic who has learned the lesson of enlightenment progress very well and who respects the most deeply held deviant desires of others and she ought to be invited to the next Assisi gathering as a museum quality expression of one who respects both Religious Liberty and personal liberty.



"... Smurfs and closet Methodists." Amen. Brilliant.

James Joseph


I thought Rubio is a Baptist!