Monday, January 30, 2012

"Bitter?" Check. "Fallen-away Catholic?" Check.

"A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun"

In a letter calling on the faithful in his diocese to fight HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' mandate that all employee health insurance, even health insurance provided by Catholic universities, hospitals and social service organizations, cover birth control, female sterilization, and abortifacient drugs, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Neb. referred to Secretary Sebelius as a "bitter, fallen-away Catholic."  The characterization seems accurate enough; such persons often make the fiercest opponents.
If the issue isn't resolved by this year's presidential election, it's likely to be decided in Court, where the administration is almost certain to lose.  Then why bother making this doomed gesture?  Perhaps devotion to abortion blinds them.

St. Thomas More, pray for us.

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