"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Monday, October 16, 2006

Dems Finally Find Way to Neuter Catholic Vote

The Catholic left has obfuscated the issue of Islamic Jihadi interrogations well enough to convince ol' Papa Mark that it would suit him just fine, thank you very much, to see the pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, weak on defense Dems win rather than support the supposed grave evil of our current "torture regime" otherwise known as the Republicans. Seems His Holiness will spend the evening in front of the Blessed Sacrament rather than pull a lever with an "R" next to the name.

Wonder where he's been for the past 30 years that he hasn't realized before now that we vote holding our noses for the lesser evil when that's the only game in town. Will I, in Virginia, vote for George Allen, even though he is weak-kneed on important issues of concern to me as a Catholic? When the alternative is Jim Webb, a rabid pro-abortionist, pro-homosexual marriage lib who will also (just to add insult to injury) try to raise my taxes? To ask the question is to answer it.

But Shea apparently has his religious faith mixed up with the proposition that we can only vote for angels. Worse, that if two devils are on the ballot, we cannot vote for the lesser of the devils, even at the cost of the worst devil winning!

And when his combox minions take his advice, and when the Dems take the reins? Will Shea dare to criticize what the Party of Death does once in power, when he has shown himself to be too dainty to soil his hands in the trenches? Will he protest when he's called a hypocrite for daring to oppose them while sitting on his hands while they took over?

He will no doubt feel very morally superior when a few jihadi whackjobs are not being "tortured," but we have federal funding of abortions, Supreme Court justices like Ruth Ginsburg, and a Federal Protection of Homosexual Marriage Act.

A "job well done" is in order to the Catholic left for neutering so many opposition votes by their distortion of Catholicism.


Anonymous said...


Tom, Mark Shea's views about "torture" are no different that Karl Keating's on Hiroshima. Neither apologist is willing to admit that we don't live in a redeemed world (as Dennis Prager would put it) and that we have a moral obligation to make choices between unpleasant alternatives -- especially if such choices affect others, particularly the innocent.

Charlemagne, quoting Solomon in Ecclesiastes, said it best: If we wait for the age of perfect men, nothing will ever get done.

However, do you seriously think that Mark has *that* much influence outside the Catholic blogosphere, or outside of publications like Crisis and the Wanderer? His knowledge of things Catholic doesn't seem to extend beyond 1978, if you know what I mean.

After all, we're not exactly talking about the electronic version of Richard John Neuhaus, here. We're talking about a thin-skinned emotional adolescent.

Tom McKenna said...

I agree that Shea by himself is insignificant, even though he has enough exposure for his views that many people might be led astray by his unusual take on the Faith.

Nevertheless, he is only one among many like-minded Catholics who now feel that there is moral parity between the parties such that one should abstain from participation in the political process.

It's a recipe for relegating us to a second-class, ghetto status.

Donald R. McClarey said...

I will be quite happy to have the impact of my vote magnified slightly by Mark's decision to sit this election out, and I also give my thanks to anyone who joins him in shirking a primary civic responsibility for allowing me and the others who vote the privilege of choosing their leaders for them.