Putting people first, huh?
Catholic Spirit printed an article lamenting that voters went against nearly all the initiatives backed by Catholic leaders. WTH?
It's never good enough for these people.
Fr. James Martin, the day after the election posted about anger over the Trump win. That was essentially his focus. Where was the expression of gratitude, or at least hope, that now maybe SCOTUS may swing more pro-life? Or that a solidly pro-life platform finally won the presidency and both houses? Instead it is anger and rejection of the democratic process. I don't get it. I don't get Catholics. I don't get Catholic leaders. I don't get Catholic pundits. It's never good enough. Ever.
You are always, always - damned if you do, or damned if you don't.
Where are their priorities?
The following is my comment on the Catholic Spirit article - I would never have seen it if a friend hadn't sent it to me. It's an innocent enough column - but it hit me the wrong way:
So voters reject ballot measures of Catholic concern? Really?
Many people voted for Trump and a Republican platform out of a major sense of urgency and concern for preeminent pro-life issues related to Supreme Court judges and major religious freedom issues, such as those which affected the Little Sisters of the Poor. Do you even realize what kind of sacrifice many voters - including Catholics - made in voting for Trump? - Me
Seriously. What do they want from people?
Do these diocesan functionaries even know the turmoil Catholic leaders put ordinary people through? Do Catholic leaders even know the confusion they sow?
One tells you you can do this or that, and the other tells you you are going to hell if you don't do this or that. You can't be pro-life if you don't do this or you're in favor of the death penalty or gun ownership. And besides, it's charity to be pro-choice - you know, on account of those women without college degrees who don't accept the notion abortion is sinful - as Catholics teach - but that it is her choice, no matter what. What an elitist bunch, if there ever was one.