8.7.08

How the Catholic Left Is Boxed in by Abortion

"We've had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence." St Catherine of Siena

From Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit, Joseph has posted this article...

Upside Down, Inside Out, Now You Are Turning Me

How the Catholic Left Is Boxed in by Abortion
by William A. Donohue

An excerpt.

Catholic Democrats are proudly running a most embarrassing article by a Jesuit priest, Rev. Raymond Schroth. Father Schroth loves the fact that Muslim terrorists held at Gitmo will now be afforded ACLU lawyers.

What bothers him is that the Catholics on the high court dissented from the majority opinion. He asks, "Is there any trace of their religious upbringing in their judicial decisions?" Indeed, he concludes by writing, "Thank God for non-Catholics John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter, Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg."
Father Schroth's argument is fatally flawed. While legislators can rightfully allow their religiously informed conscience to affect their votes, judges cannot. Lawmakers may vote for what they believe is in the best interest of the nation, and they can be removed by the voters. Judges have a different charge: They must interpret the law as it was intended to be applied by those who wrote it. In other words, they must put aside their religiously informed conscience in rendering a judgment. Moreover, they cannot be removed by the voters.


Link to the full story at Inside Catholic (here)...

2 comments:

Joseph Fromm said...

The day that the Democrat Party become pro-life is the day they return to the Democrat Party of JFK, until then they are trying to put square pegs in round holes.

de Brantigny said...

Itis too bad that the leader of the "Catholic Wing" Democrat party is the brother of JFK.