Friday, May 21, 2010

Watered Down, Raleigh-Style
Kinda slipped, huh?

In an article by Msgr. Michael Clay asking for a pro-life license plate, he kind of slips. Here's some of the piece from the official website of the Diocese of Raleigh; (Emphasis mine)

In response, it has been recommended that those who would like to petition for a pro-choice plate, such as the kind available in Hawaii and Montana, simply find a sponsor to introduce the plate to the legislature.Did he just say "pro-choice"?

Doesn't he mean pro-slaughter? Pro-holocaust works as well. Pro-infanticide sounds legalistic, but works. Even better -- pro-hacking babies to death.

ANYTHING but "pro-choice". That antiseptic, air-of-legitimacy phrase is reserved for the the abortion crowd so they don't have to face the reality of what abortion is. Like I said... it's very antiseptic.

Oh, and while I'm at it, why does Msgr. Clay bring this up in the same article? (Emphasis mine)

Some in the legislature have deemed the [pro-life] plate “too controversial.” That seems odd when one considers that the somewhat contentious Sons of Confederate Veterans plate emblazoned with the flag of the Confederacy has been approved. As a descendant of a Union soldier, I must ask: what in the hell does the Confederate flag have to do with this?

Absolutely nothing, that's what. I know a liberal cheap-shot when I see one.

Msgr. Clay obviously doesn't know that Bishop Patrick Lynch of Charleston, South Carolina was the Confederate Ambassador to The Papal States. And I'll bet you five push-ups that the good Monsignor doesn't know that the last man to be awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor was... wait for it... a Catholic priest.

Yes, Father Emmeran Bliemel was buried under that very same flag that Msgr. Clay describes as "contentious".

Shameful and insulting to the thousands of Catholics who fought for a cause that even Pope Pius IX believed in.

I certainly hope that Msgr. Clay's theology is better than his history.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"even Pope Pius IX believed in."


7:13 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Go to the link provided. From there, you'll be directed to many more sites illustrating such.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Go specifically to the "Catholicism and the Old South" link. That gives the best overall view, in my opinion.

7:30 AM  
Blogger scotju said...

I've read my history and i agree with what you have posted abot the South and the Confederacy. Contrary to the stereotype of the South being the hotbed of bigotry, the South was far more tolerent of diverse religious and political views than the North. This was even true in some racial matters too. True history shows it was the Northern political interests that forced many of the racial attitudes and ideas, such as the infamous one drop rule, down the throats of the Southern people before and after the war. The one drop rule was especially malignant, because it put people in a state of paranoia about having one non-white ancestor way back in time that would make one's family 'colored'. Needless to say, your life and that of your family would be destroyed. Frank Sweet's "A Legal History of the Color Line" has tons of information on these matters.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

VSC, I assume your last question regarding Msgr. Clay's theology was rhetorical because anyone who has been in this diocese long know that his theology is certainly not that good. I would say his understanding of history is indicative of his theology.

10:22 AM  

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