Scott P. Richert on Rick Santorum…

Scott P. Richert on Rick Santorum… January 5, 2012

Catholic Dissenter.

He adds (in the email wherein he sends the link):

The possibility of Gingrich getting the nomination was bad enough; that Santorum may be on the rise is horrifying; and that conservative Catholics will be beside themselves with joy if Gingrich and Santorum team up is enough to bring me close to the edge of despair.

Yesterday, one of my more conspiracy minded readers, demonstrating the acute lack of discernment which “conservative” Catholics have become known for in their one size fits all “It’s a conspiracy by damn libruls” defenses of such luminaries as Maciel, Euteneuer, Corapi and Voris, wrote:

Me thinks you have some sort of fascination with beating up on candidates whom you know most faithful Catholics would support.

No. I have a concern with candidates whom Catholics support even though those candidates defy the teaching of Holy Church. Stop with the moronic conspiracy theorizing and pay attention. It’s not like I haven’t made myself extremely clear on this a dozen times. I don’t care about the tribal needs of conspiracy theorists who perpetually account for criticism of their heroes with the suggestion that the critic is a liberal conspiring against “faithful Catholics”. I don’t care about what “faithful” Catholics support in great numbers if “faithful” Catholics are in defiance of Holy Church (as they are in disproportionately high numbers when it comes to support for torture). I care about the teaching of Holy Church. Santorum is as defiant of Holy Church as Catholics for a Free Choice. He’s just defiant in a way acceptable to the Thing that Used to be Conservatism and to the tribe of “faithful” Catholics who get their moral formation from Talk Radio and not from Holy Church. As such, he seduces the faithful and those who aid and abet this with dumb conspiracy theorizing about insidious liberals are part of the problem, not the solution.

Am I clear yet? The fact is, I will beat up any “Catholic” candidate–Biden, Pelosi, Gingrich, or Santorum–who defies Holy Church and pretends they can be a good Catholic while they do it.

Honestly. It is only in the fever swamps of the party of Crazy that a prolife Catholic, who openly declares “I believe all that the Holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims is revealed by God”, who supports free enterprise, endorses just war theory, says “We’d all be a lot better off if we followed the Magisterium not just when it speaks dogmatically, but even when it offers prudential guidance”, thinks patriotism a great virtue, supports our troops, opposes euthanasia and gay “marriage” and urges devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is suspected of being a damn librul for the sin of opposing torture, unjust war, and failing to fall in line with whatever hairball the GOP burps up.

Crazy.


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