Wednesday, May 20, 2009

St. Obama of Notre Dame

Commonweal anoints The One:
Barack Obama:
The second Catholic president?
I am reminded of John Zmirak and The Amazing Catholic Bulls*** Generator:
Catholic journalist Philip Lawler shows how The Generator enabled various bishops to write earnest thank you notes to pedophile priests, praising them for their "ministry," and vague reassuring letters to anguished parents that spoke of "compassion" "therapy” and "legitimate concerns." The pastoral letters of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony . . . seem to have been entirely produced by The Generator -- which must be running day and night in the basement of his extraordinary new cathedral.
The sort of "Catholicism" preached by Commonweal (and Cardinal Mahony) is merely a variant of The Theology of Niceness, where euphemism and platitudes are employed as erzatz substitutes for faith and obedience.


  1. It is a curse of The Universal Church that in an effort to erect a big tent for the Masses, it tends to attract CINOs (Catholic In Name Only) with no effort to weed them out. One must assume that the Catholic Church is trying to win some sort of horse race with the Muslims on membership numbers by watering down their message by simply not enforcing their own rules: ie., giving Communion to vocally pro-infanticide politicians, when it is the expressed rule NOT to do so...

    So the rest of us Catholics grumble in frustration, protest, and sometimes even blog against such silliness. The Church would be stronger with fewer members...but try telling that to the Pope.

  2. Matt, I disagree with you; the Church does not "attract" CINOs; most CINOs were baptized RC just after their birth.

    The Devil, facilitated by Original Sin, works his game on Catholics and Prots (also, notoriously, Muslims...) and all the others.

    We didn't "attract" them.