Fr. Z Fisks Pathetic Sycophant Kmiec on Notre Dame's Obama Invite
... Some of the reaction to Obama is still post-election sour grapes. [Once again, Kmiec chooses to look at the issue through the lens of party politics. That is not why Catholics are upset about what is going on at Notre Dame.] Obama netted 54 percent of the Catholic vote nationwide, including a sizable share in Notre Dame’s home state of Indiana, where he became the first Democratic presidential candidate since 1964 to win the Hoosier State’s electoral votes. [See? Again it’s all about the numbers and not whether something is right or wrong.] Obama’s victory loosened the grip the GOP had on middle-income families, a result of Ronald Reagan’s likable personality and his stance against an abortion rate in excess of 1 million per year.(emphasis and editorial commentary in original)
Obama’s views supporting abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research are pragmatic. Obama knows this is less than the absolute legal prohibition demanded by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in America. [A clear demonstration of where Kmiec stands.]
Obama successfully found some common ground during the campaign by advocating abortion reduction with enhanced economic and social support, especially for poor, uninsured and often unemployed women. In addition, the president advocates stronger families and teenage responsibility. [He is pragmatic.]
Not enough. Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, who met with the president in the Oval Office on St. Paddy’s Day, can be seen on YouTube stirring up letter-writing and e-mail campaigns. [That is apparently a bad thing to do to The Wun. We must not stir discontent! We must … must…. we must… crawl… we must …. bow before his superior intellect… his eloquence…. oooooo] The local bishop in Indiana plans to boycott the graduation altogether...
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(Hat tip: Don McClarey at The American Catholic)
I suppose if I had really wanted to be provocative and "sport a bad attitude", as Prof. Kmiec would say, I could've titled this post as follows:
And while comparing the Bishops to the Klan, here's what Kmiec has to say about Obama:
"... his administration has already assumed the mantle of Catholicism ..."Got that? Our shepherds, the Bishops, are not only just like the KKK, they have forfeited their leadership role by being out of step with the - as Kmiec keeps reminding us - 54% of Catholics who voted for Obama. And in their place, Kmiec ensconces the One who has "assumed the mantle of Catholicism".