PopeWatch: Who Am I to Judge?
PopeWatch is old enough to recall when Democrat politicians would not cite a pope prior to betraying Catholic moral teaching. Father Z gives us the details:
We have seen antinomianism rear its dangerous head in many scenarios now: those who are bound to uphold and enforce the law simply deciding sua sponte that they won’t uphold law X or Y because the law conflicts with a pet position.
But this is downright disgusting. From TIME:
Kentucky’s Attorney General Explains Why He Won’t Defend Gay Marriage Ban
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway tells TIME [A willing accomplice in this Act of Dumb.] why he decided not to defend his state’s ban on same-sex marriages, saying he ‘knows where history is going on this’ despite the complications the decision could have for his potential gubernatorial bid [And you don’t want to be “on the wrong side of history”, do you! – [POUNDING HEAD ON DESK] – ]
Calling laws against same-sex marriage the last vestige of widespread discrimination in America, [Last vestigate? HA! It is to laugh. Will he crusade next against anti-Catholicism? You would think that a man in this position would be smart enough to distinguish this special interest group's agitprop from the legitimate claims of black people in the civil rights movement.] Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway told TIME Tuesday he refused to continue defending his state’s ban on gay marriage because he feared he’d regret it for the rest of his life. “I know where history is going on this,” he said. “I know what was in my heart.” [Ahhh! It's "in his heart". Well, then, I guess it's okay then.]
“Where we are as a country now, this really seems to be the only minority group that a significant portion of our society thinks it’s still okay to discriminate against.” [So long as you exclude the Little Sisters of the Poor and, I dunno, tens of thousands of others who object to the HHS mandate.]
A Catholic and a Democrat [What a surprise.] considering running for governor in 2015, Conway said he knew the decision could put him at odds with voters and with church leaders in his hometown. [Get this....] His thinking was shaped partly by statements from Pope Francis that encouraged openness toward gays. “Our new pope recently said on an airplane ‘Who am I to judge.’ The new pope has said a lot of things that Catholics like me really like. I have, as someone who grew up as a Catholic listened to some of the words of the new pope and found them inspirational.” [This quote again. Gosh, thanks, Holy Father, for that one. That said, its use here is a LIE. HERE]
We have lurched more deeply into the Age of Stoopid, I”m afraid.
The Left’s education system in these USA, which infected Catholic schools as well, has left at least one whole generation without the tools to think, or the basic catechism points that allow Catholics to figure out nearly instantly that some MSM reportage doesn’t pass the smell test
Go here to read the rest. Is it even necessary for PopeWatch to note that Attorney General Conway is a pro-abort, so that his devotion to papal statements is, shall we say, suspect? Of course what the interviews by Pope Francis do is to give fake talking points and cover to people who hate the teaching of the Church. The Pope does not intend to do this of course, but his careless language in interviews, twisted by an anti-Catholic media, results in this time and again. What is disheartening is that the Pope does not seem to care, judging by his repetition of the same easy to twist amorphous answers time and again in interviews. PopeWatch wishes that the Pope would begin to care half as much about pro-aborts and gay marriage advocates falsely hailing him as a guide and champion, as he appears to be about alleged irregularities among the Friars of the Immaculate.