Or: Sex, lies, and videotape, but not in that order.
As a Catholic I'd love more of this, please, from the bishops. Bishop Jenky of Peoria has a little reminder for certain so-called Catholics:
Politicians who consider themselves Catholic but collaborate in “the assault against their faith” should remember they will one day have to give account for their acts before God, Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois said Feb 10.
“There is a last judgment. There is a particular judgment. May they change their minds and may God have mercy on them,” he told CNA during his visit to Rome.
When asked specifically about recent actions of Democratic Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Bishop Jenky replied “I am utterly scandalized.”
Both Sebelius and Rep. Pelosi have been at the forefront of attempts to force Catholic institutions to cover contraception, sterilizations and abortifacients as part of their staff’s health insurance plans.
Bishop Jenky said there are too many Catholic politicians in the U.S. who “like to wear green sweaters on St. Patrick’s Day and march” or “have their pictures taken with the hierarchy” or “have conspicuous crosses on their forehead with ashes” but who then “not only do not live their faith they collaborate in the assault against their faith.”
As for the United States in 2012, “it is always difficult to predict the future but the intensity of hatred against Catholic Christianity in elements of our culture is just astounding.”Did anyone catch last night's Grammy Awards performance by one Nicki Minaj? I rest my case.
Then there's the media:
He believes the present White House administration is also motivated by a “determined secularism,” while Communist dictator Joseph Stalin would “admire the uniformity of the American press, with some exceptions.”The bishop is right about that, too. Read the rest.
And another thing. The assertion that a whopping 98% of Catholic women use contraceptives is a completely bogus number based on a fatally flawed study. See this and this. Brainiac husband Pundit has taken a quick look and makes a guess -- just a guess, mind you -- that the number is really something like 75%. I feel marginally less marginal. But it's beside the
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