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Sunday, May 17, 2009


Thomas More

Great post Carl.

Kmiec was infamous for making this straw man argument during the election: people who want pro-life laws spend no time or money on doing what they can to save little lives right now. Well, they shouldn't be able to get away with it any more. These statements are judgemental and calumnous. The accuse a whole segement of God-fearing Catholics of being hypocrites and having improper motivations without one shred of evidence. Plus it is untrue.

My favorite comeback to the "everyone at the table" analogy is to mention the Jesus overturned the moneychangers table and kicked them out of the Temple. If he did that to the tables where money changers sat, just imagine what he is going to do at the table where baby killers sit. I'd rather not find myself at that table.

Plus, as a lawyer, I apologize for my people. We are trained to determine the law and base our arguments on the law. If we don't take the time to remember the Higher Law and Natural Law and only get caught up in our man made law we easily get ourselves and those we interact with trapped in an artificial man made legal trap that has very little to do with what is right or wrong in reality: St. Thomas More Pray for Us Lawyers, including Barack Obama! Because right now is is sitting at the wrong table.


>>> Like Jesus, Bollman says, Obama is trying to invite "everyone to the table." <<<

It sounds like Bollman is talking about King Arthur, not Christ. Yah, the Church is just one big "round table."

dim bulb

Like Jesus, Bollman says, Obama is trying to invite "everyone to the table."

Along with apparently never having studied "Rhetoric 101" and "Introduction to Basic Logic," it also appears that Miss Bollman also never took a course in Scripture Studies. Our Blessed Lord's dining experiences usually involved or ended in controversy. The reason for this is that He has somethings which the average liberal seems to lack; namely, a spine and vertebrae. Jesus didn't invite people to His table in accord with their lax morality, rather, He invited them in accord with his stringent moral demands, and he was not squeamish about making those demands known, even when he was the guest rather than the host. It is foolish to invite someone to the table without providing them an opportunity to cleanse themselves. The same Lord who once criticized a Pharisee for not providing him with water to bath His feet is also the one who spoke the Parable of the Great Feast:
The King said to his servants, "`The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.' 10 And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; 12 and he said to him, `Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, `Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.' 14 For many are called, but few are chosen."

Those who invite people to the table on terms other than those set by our Lord are no better than Jezebel, who by their actions mislead the faithful into an idolatrous banquet (Rev 2:20). They should remember Jezebel's last banquet, she was the main course and was devoured by dogs (2 Kings 9:30-37), and what was left of her was described as fit only for a latrine (2 Kings 9:30-37).

"Good Ol' Panty-waist Jesus" is a figment of liberal delusion.


Kmiec reeks of the pseudo-intellectual hubris that I saw so often in Catholic higher ed institutions. The highest value is "dialogue" - - even though BC's "theology" department actually objected to Condoleeza Rice receiving an honorary degree. The first African American woman to reach her high office, yet BC's religion professors were there objecting to an honorary degree to her. ND and Jenkins crave and live for the prestige that a presidential visit affords. They get to pretend that they're better than Harvard for a few hours.

Gail F

This person is VALEDICTORIAN??? Are you kidding?

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