Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Commonweal Whines About CUA Choice Of Commencement Speaker

An ostensibly "Catholic" publication is voicing displeasure about the commencement speaker for Catholic Univeristy of America.  And who might be this unsavory choice of speaker?  John Boeher.

This blog is so imbued with progressive brain-rot that it compares this situation with the Notre Dame commencement of two years ago, when Obama desecrated a formerly Catholic institution.  The blog's author, David Gibson, displays the same mental stagation that often plagues those still stuck in the "seamless garment" rut.  He states that "Boehner's budget proposals have been anything but pro-life."  Oh, really?  How have Boehner's proposals fostered the baby-murder known as abortion?  I understand that there are, in that proposal, provisions to cut abortion funding.  That can only alleviate "unnecessary suffering by the most vulnerable."

Gibson makes reference to an open letter to Boeher, signed by some academics, chiding him for what they opine as deviance from Catholic social teaching.  Here is one main paragraph, and I urge you to read the thing for yourselves.

"Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings. From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor. Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it."

To you supposed academics, there are matters on which good Catholics can disagree.  These are matters of prudential judgment.  I share Boehner's concern that the needs of the poor cannot be met by governmental intervention.  To insist that your opinion of what is in the realm of prudential judgment constitutes conformity with the Magisterium is patently dishonest and arrogant.  I don't care how many academic big-wigs you get to sign this tripe, or how many letters they have behind their names.  Your quasi-socialism has been shown to be the snake-oil that it is.  Get over it!

Mr. Speaker, may God guide your words to the graduates this weekend.

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