Anti-Catholic US Democrats Oppose Trump’s (Catholic) Supreme Court Pick…

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Just imagine, for a moment, the outcry if those anti-Catholic Democratic politicians had quizzed a Muslim, or the member of any other religion, in the way they put down Amy Coney Barrett due to her religious beliefs.  Just imagine the outcry in the media. What is it about Catholics, that we take such hatred “on the chin”?   

And why do Catholics in public office seek to allay the fears of our enemies by saying things to the effect that their religion won’t interfere with their professional obligations?  No point in being a Catholic at all, if that is the case. 

What else could Amy Coney Barrett have said in response to the question about her Faith and her work as a Judge? Perhaps point out that it could never be the case that true justice would be opposed to anything taught by Christ and His Catholic Church?  Words to that effect?  What, then?   

30 responses

  1. if those senators had asked a Muslim or Jew or any other religious person the same questions they asked Amy Coney Barrett, they’ve have been pilloried in the press for months.

    TBH, though, I wasn’t too impressed the the woman’s response. She doesn’t come across as a strong Catholic at all – they’ve probably got nothing to worry about.

    • Lily,

      I have to agree with you about Amy’s response. Reminds me of some years ago when the media made a big thing about the then MP Ruth Kelly when it was announced she was to be the new Secretary of State for Education. She was a member of Opus Dei and the fears were expressed that she couldn’t be in such a position because, as a Catholic, she wold be opposed to sex education. If only.

      Like Amy, she was at pains to reassure everyone in interviews that her religion would not interfere with her job, which, of course, included encouraging young people to be promiscuous and making pills and abortions freely available to ensure that this major goal was achieved.

      How these alleged Catholics can sleep at night, beats me.

      Allowing the benefit of any possible doubt, it may be that Amy (rather stupidly) was unprepared for the attack on her religious and moral beliefs and answered too quickly, not saying what she really meant to or certainly should have said. Let’s wait and see…

      The fact that she was unable to quickly define “orthodox” as simply meaning “right belief” makes me wonder exactly what kind of Judge she is, never mind Catholic.

    • Lily,

      I couldn’t agree more – if she had been a Muslim they would not have dared asked her those questions about her religion, and Muslims do keep to the same moral law on sexual matters as we do. So, that’s clearly bigotry.

  2. That was disgraceful questioning and showing blatant anti-Catholic bias. Those senators should be barred from office.

    I agree that Amy should have been more strong in her answers. We’ll see if she gets appointed.

  3. I’ve often wondered myself about how Catholics in that sort of situation just don’t see equipped to answer.

    IMHO, all she had to say was that she always did her job to the best of her ability and if Catholics are not permitted to be appointed to the bench, that would be a serious matter. That would have stumped them, and put the ball back in their court. They would be forced to come right out and say what they were thinking.

    It was a total disgrace the way she was questioned about being a Catholic. I would also have asked if they were in the habit of quizzing non-Catholic candidates about their religious beliefs.

  4. I am thinking that if those senators have a problem with the President’s choice of nominee for the Supreme Court because she’s a Catholic, where does that leave Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, supposedly Catholics? How come they’re OK for public office, but not Amy Coney Barrett?

    • Michaela,

      Absolutely correct. If the inconsistency of showing concern for a Catholic nominee, like Brett Kavanaugh or Amy Coney Barrett were pointed out at the time, while nobody objects to Pelosi and her ilk, that would make a very telling headline across the world!

        • RCA Victor,

          Love that meme, LOL!

          I think bloggers might like this Fireside Chat which doesn’t have a fireplace! It’s Dennis Prager interviewing Sarah Huckabee Sanders and it’s really informative about her and also the President. She reveals quite a bit about what he’s really like, also the media. I enjoyed it a lot.

    • RCA Victor,

      That Catholic Monitor article just confirms my gut feeling that she is going to be another one of those “my religion doesn’t interfere with my job” CINO’s… I copied this, which seems to be proof positive, sorry to say:

      “Moreover, yesterday, the Catholic Monitor reported, in terms of the civil rights of unborn babies, that Amy Coney Barrett may possibly be semi-pro-abortion because “Barrett said she would ‘follow all Supreme Court precedent without fail’ and would regard decisions such as Roe v. Wade as binding precedent” according to the Voice of America:
      “Republicans view her as reliably conservative and a future Supreme Court vote to overturn the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion rights in the U.S., but Barrett has offered conflicting comments on how she might vote on abortion cases.”

      “During her confirmation hearing to the appeals court, Barrett said she would ‘follow all Supreme Court precedent without fail’ and would regard decisions such as Roe v. Wade as binding precedent.

      “I would never impose my own personal convictions upon the law,” she said”

      A waste of space. I can’t understand why President Trump is even considering her for the Supreme Court.

    • RCA Victor,

      Another revealing report – this, in my view, sums up Amy Coney Barrett…

      Barrett concurred with the majority…

      That manifest weakness of character would rule her out entirely from being nominated, were I President of the USA… Well, a gal can dream, surely? 😀 ..

    • RCA Victor,

      Thank you for that Lifesitenews news report which included this assertion…

      President Trump should immediately nominate a solid originalist, with sufficient backbone and character to withstand the likely withering criticism that will be thrown their way, both in the confirmation process and when they are on the court.

      Amen to that!

    • RCA Victor,

      That’s interesting but I’m still not 100% sure of her.

      Having said that, I’ve been told, in conversation so unable to confirm, that she HAS become stronger and that she has said she is in favour of overturning Roe V Wade. Well, I hope we don’t find out the hard way that my informant needs to check his sources!

  5. My hope is that if Barrett is nominated and approved, she doesn’t turn out to be one of those “My Catholic faith doesn’t influence my public responsibilities” types. Which is saying, in effect, “I’m Catholic in name only.”

    • RCA Victor,

      That was my fear when I watched her on the clip when questioned by the senator asking about her “orthodoxy” – she seemed to be starting to assure him that her Catholicism wouldn’t affect her work in court. In which case, why bother appointing a Catholic judge?

    • RCA Victor,

      I’ve heard today that one of the other possible nominees is a Protestant who is very strong on pro-life, committed to overturning Roe V Wade, and and anti-the LGBT+ agenda.

      I’m much sooner Trump nominated her, than Barrett, to be frank, for the removal of all doubt. Somebody who has a strong character is essential for such a crucial position in the Supreme Court.

      • Editor,

        I agree. The track record of Catholics (aka CINOs) who have populated the various branches of our government has been very abysmal – with one exception that I know of: Atty General Barr.

        And conservative Protestants, generally, have been much more resistant and outspoken against the policies of petty dictators than have Catholics, whether clergy or laity.

    • John,

      You are right. I’ve yet to see a Catholic interviewed on any TV programme who doesn’t apologise for “the Church” in some way, shape or form. It’s pathetic.

  6. In these times the conservativeness of anyone’s stance seems to be the issue. True Catholics who follow the guidelines of the church are of that type of opinion. They use not public opinion but the guidance of the church as their platform for life. As one who was raised in the Catholic Church I can say that many types of people, just like in any other faith, fill the pews. Yet, those who are true to the faith stand for the word, not social acceptance. As a teen I left the church for many years. I was forced by my own Catholic mother to abort my child. For decades I saw the church through eyes of torment and pain. Yet, now I see that the congregants are human. My mother is human. They, as all peoples, act upon things as they see fit as humans, not always as disciples of Christ. Through the varied responses we are a church that exemplifies confusion. We also cause confusion and spawn an opinion that we are hypocrites in a sense. Yes, we need to stand up for our faith. Yet, it is not just within the confines of the press. We also need to clarify what it is to be a practicing Catholic, not a Catholic in name only. We are defamed in movies, etc. and have allowed it to happen. I myself, have begun boycotting such things and attempting to write to state my disapproval. I am as distraught as many of you. I know I can control what I do. But, how do we change what the masses see or how they translate who we are? Our churches are under attack. Statues are being beheaded and sanctuaries burned to the ground. I at times wonder what Jesus would have done of he were here? We have candidates who are accepted with their leftist stances and then we have candidates that are put through the ringer. I would like to see this dialogue continue. Ideas are welcome. Prayer, saying the rosary, attending mass, crossing ourselves with holy water daily are things in our control. Boycotting shows, writing in with comments are all things we can do. But what else?? Should we tell those like my mother who yet believes in the right to choose, the right to abort that she is not a Catholic? She will tell you she is. I will stop. I am frustrated with it all as well. God bless. I offer this post up to Saint Michael the Archangel. Defend us in battle. Be our defense against the snares of the Devil.

    • Hello Pamela,

      Welcome to the blog! I think I can speak for the bloggers here when I say that we are all intensely pained by the collapse of the Church from the top down, as well as the collapse of morals and order in our societies (I happen to live in your neck of the woods). The crisis in the Church – particularly in Scotland – is what prompted Editor to start her apostolate, but there are numerous parallels with the state of the Church in America.

      Regarding your question about your mother, rather than telling her she is not Catholic (which would no doubt evoke a highly defensive response – that is, if she takes the Faith seriously) (?) I would favor telling her that she is in a state of grave mortal sin if she forced you to have an abortion, and she is about to sink deeper into that pit if she votes for Joe Biden. You did not say whether she herself has had an abortion, which would make her state much more grave.

      If she insists she is still a Catholic, what priest has assured her of that? If you know of a traditional priest, or even an orthodox Novus Ordo priest, I would recommend trying to get your mother to talk to him. It doesn’t sound like she much cares about sin. At any rate, she needs to get herself to Confession, to a priest who will not mislead her, excuse her, and/or rationalize her behavior. Pray a Rosary with the intention for your mother to see the error of her ways, confess her sins, do penance and amend her life.

      As for changing the masses, I don’t think we ordinary folks have the power to do that on a scale larger than one:one (unless we are someone like Robert F, Kennedy Jr., who is on a crusade to expose the scam-demic). But Our Lady does. Hence for some time now I’ve added numerous penance prayers and extra Rosaries to my daily routine, as penance not only for my own sins, but for the sins of America, for which we are now paying dearly with riots, widespread violence, fake lock-downs, and the transformation of one of our political parties into a nest of satanists.

      The prayers I use as penance for the sins of America are all the Holy Face prayers:

      1. Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ and all the other instruments of His Holy Passion…..etc.
      2. Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered….etc.
      3. The Golden Arrow Prayer
      4. Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Holy Face of Jesus….etc.

      For the intentions of my extra Rosaries, I’ve been praying for Our Lady to bless, amplify, protect, strengthen, increase and stir up the “voices of truth” across the Christian West, by the instruments of Our Lord’s Holy Passion and Death. Likewise, I pray for Our Lady to crush the attack of the satanic New World Order against America and against President Trump, also by the instruments of Our Lord’s Holy Passion and Death.

      Hope that gives you some ideas!

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