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Monday, October 07, 2013

The other "Francis Effect."

The one I've been warning about--the re-energizing of the previously-chastened thugs of AmChurch:

This weekend our pastor wrote a column in which he compared people who identify as pro-life to his old friend Tim, a morbidly obese individual who washed down his bacon-cheeseburger and fries with diet coke in the hopes of losing weight. He went on to say that the agenda of pro-lifers is far too often anti-abortion, when it should be much broader and include gun control, environmental issues, the death penalty, yada, yada.  Abortion “cannot trump the vast myriad of other life issues”.  He cited the Pope’s interview as “long-overdue” support of this position.  Needless to say, those of us on the parish pro-life committee feel as if we’ve been punched in the gut.  

Very, very pastoral, her padre.

They're baaaaack...

Buckle up, brace yourselves, batten down the hatches, dig the hole for the survival bunker--as is your wont. Things are going to get uglier.

1 comment:

  1. While I tend to agree with the assessments of the Pope's La Reppublica comments by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. and Robert Royal on last Thursday's The World Over, I also think His Holiness might have been a bit less obscure in how he phrased some of his comments.

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer