I can not understand how or why the United States Government believes it has the authority to oust the leaders of other sovereign nations? One by one we are picking off leaders we don't like or want - Saddam Hussein is one debate, but now it is Lybia's Gadhafi, Syria's Assad, who's next?.
Comment found at Fr. Z's Litany against Internet Trolls:
- From my inability to grasp that the Novus Ordo Mass is harmful to souls, deliver me O Lord!
- From my inability to accept that Vatican II is in discontinuity with Tradition, deliver me O Lord!
- From my inability to admit that Pope Benedict’s ecumenism goes a bit too far, deliver me O Lord.
.The Irish bishop saying 'children of divorce are born losers' - or something like that:
Actually - when I read the whole thing - I understood what the bishop meant - nevertheless, it is the headline statement that will be remembered. Another like it is the American bishop's statement regarding unrepentant pro-abortion politicians and public dissenters from Catholic teaching; 'treat them like tax collectors'. Again - reading the entire statement one understands what the bishop is saying - however, the headline is what sticks and is repeated and is promulgated.
Those attitudes correspond to similar attitudes I experienced as a kid in Catholic grade school. My mother was divorced and remarried to my dad. I had 2 older siblings. My parents were drinkers and brawlers and poor. Some of the nuns, indeed, some of the priests and fellow Catholics, treated us that way - born losers and tax collectors. I'm not complaining - just stating a fact. Fortunately Christ welcomed sinners and ate with tax-collectors and born losers..
That's all. I thought I had more but I guess not.