Sunday, May 17, 2009
From the Associated Press:
"WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama ventures to America's foremost Roman Catholic university, where the country's deep divisions over abortion and stem-cell research have moved to the forefront in a time of war and recession."
Aside from the controversy which he has stirred, Rev. John Jenkins, the President of Notre Dame University, is thrilled to be receiving the first black president to the Notre Dame campus today. And, why not? According to the honorary degree that will bestowed upon President Obama today, he has done wonders to heal the rifts of racism, open dialogue with opposing camps and heal the nation...
The term 'social justice' that permeates the Catholic elite today is actually the source of all of this controversy. It could not have been contrived any better by Madison Avenue joining forces with Mario Cuomo and Ted Kennedy to come up with a single term that gives Catholics good conscience to vote for politicians that legislate and appoint judges that undermine our most treasured doctrines.
Firstly, Social justice presupposes, and without debate, that the ideas and the programs of the left do a better job of serving the underclass than, say, capitalism, freedom and responsibility. Never mind that since the beginning of 'social justice' movement of the left we have destroyed the very values that made this country an honor to God (family, decency, patriotism, hard-work, responsibility). But, we can debate economic policy later...
Social justice allows Catholics to vote for the candidate who supports abortion, supports testing on aborted human embryo's, supports human cloning, euthanasia, supports gay marriage and carries the water for hollywood and the entire pornography industry. That's social justice!! Put all those cherished issues on one side of the scale and put social justice on the other...and somehow social justice weighs out favorably.
On the night of the inevitable election of Barack Obama, many of us could not sleep. We knew from his rhetoric and his party's platform what his plans were for America. The pro-lifers, the hard-nosed Catholics knew that this would not be a good four years to be Catholic. Apparently, according to Fr. Jenkins, we are Bourgeois and narrowly focused. We can't see the big picture.
Thank you Fr. Jenkins for giving President Obama a prominent Catholic platform to help make his case that social justice is more important than LIFE. We can show the world that progressive tax policies are more important than MARRIAGE.
In the words of an ND friend of mine..."my idea of war (with Obama's policies) is apparently different than the Catholic Church's idea of war!"
I pray that something good comes of out this. We can rest in comfort that the Patron Saint of the United States is Our Lady herself. We cannot ask for better than that.
Submitted by D. B. Jackson