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This week members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary questioned U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant upon the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The nomination has aroused the usual mixture of sentiments — envy, resentment, and outright hatred.
From the beginning, Democrats realized that they weren’t going to lay a glove on the brilliant witness. They quickly converted the hearing into a campaign event aimed at the November elections, with two themes which they hoped to combine with maximum effect.
The first, near-term, was health care. Every four years, Democrats haul out the same tropes: “Republicans will take away your health care!” This year, they focused on Obamacare, stoking fears that a Justice Barrett might join a Supreme Court majority finding that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
The second theme, abortion, dominated the questioning. Everyone on the panel knew that no one was “going to lose his health care.” But everyone knew that Roe v. Wade lay on a sickbed with little hope of survival if the court begins a series of amputations by affirming state laws, many already passed, that aim to curtail abortion-on-demand. The court will be considering some of those cases as soon as later in its current term.
The rhetoric employed to attack Judge Barrett surprised no one. Her nomination was opposed long before it was officially announced. Some attacks were anti-Catholic, others merely vulgar, all of them focusing on one goal: abortion.
For example, Elizabeth Bruenig of The New York Times suggested that “Maybe a Little Anti-Catholicism Is a Good Thing When It Comes to Barrett.” Perpetuating the Left’s secular doxology, she wrote that “Judge Barrett’s nomination has merely renewed attention to a fundamental conflict, centuries underway, between Catholicism and the American ethos.”
Not to be outdone, late-night “comedian” Bill Maher laughed, “I’m sorry, but Amy [Coney] Barrett, Catholic — [is] really Catholic. I mean really, really Catholic.”
The lights prompting his studio audience flashed, “Laugh! Laugh!” — and laugh they did, energized by unprintable vulgarities that preceded and followed his “joke.”
But give him a break: Maher is half-right. Judge Barrett is Catholic, but he isn’t sorry.
The once-prominent Newsweek just flat-out lied. “How Charismatic Catholic Groups Like Amy Coney Barrett’s People of Praise Inspired The Handmaid’s Tale,” ran the headline, referring to a feminist fave novel that apparently features a Christian revolution in the United State in which women are forced by a tyrannical regime to have children.
As usual, the Left accuses Catholics of what it’s doing itself. Why isn’t Newsweek criticizing the Chinese Communist Party for its treatment of the Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang Province? There, hundreds of thousands of men are really enslaved and sent to reeducation camps, while their wives are “housed” with Chinese men to “cleanse” the race of its culture and Muslim religion.
Well, that sickening outrage doesn’t fit the Democrats’ pro-Chinese Communist agenda, so we leave Newsweek to its anti-Catholic ruminations (the mag eventually ran a correction admitting its Barrett story was false, but nobody noticed).
Just in case folks missed the anti-Catholic, pro-abortion narrative, Yahoo, a widely read Internet news site, ran an article claiming that Barrett “hates your uterus.” Why? Because she agrees with Catholic teaching that “life begins at conception.”

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

In 2017, in Professor Barrett’s confirmation hearing on her nomination to serve on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) made the history books when she observed to Barrett that “the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern.”
This time around Feinstein was more demure. She asked Judge Barrett about “severability,” a legal principle that might play a role in the court’s upcoming consideration of Obamacare. Barrett gave a concise, persuasive description emphasizing what the Congress would have wanted. “It’s the court and Congress working hand in hand,” she concluded.
Sen. Feinstein smiled and said “that’s quite a definition, I’m really impressed, thank you.”
No more “dogma” for Feinstein. When it comes to Judge Barrett, the Constitution lives loudly within her.
But the harridans wouldn’t go away. In a telling episode reflecting how the elites and the “experts” work hand-in-hand, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) complained when Judge Barrett used the term “sexual preference” when referring to the country’s gaggle of variegated sexual deviants.
“Not once but twice you use the term ‘sexual preference’ to describe those in the LGBTQ community,” Hirono said, “and let me make clear, ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive and outdated term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not. Sexual orientation is a key part of a person’s identity.”
Enter the Ministry of Truth, Big Brother’s major media manufacturer where new reality is created daily. That same night, journalist Steve Krakauer looked up past definitions of “preference” in Webster’s online dictionary. They all “included a definition of ‘preference’ as ‘orientation’ or ‘sexual preference.’ TODAY they changed it and added the word ‘offensive’,” he wrote.
Just another example of slavish hypocrisy? No, worse: The hypocrite acknowledges the truth, and does evil anyway. What’s at work here is the dialectic, where there is no truth except Lenin’s directive: “Whatever furthers the revolution is ethical.”

Navigating The Roman Ruins

As we go to press, the Jesuits are celebrating “Pachamama Day” in honor of the pagan goddess worshipped by the savage pre-Colombian cannibals of the Andes who sacrificed children to satiate Mother Earth’s thirst for innocent human blood. As frosting on the cake, the Vatican issued a “Pachamama Coin” this week featuring her image, the reverse bearing the official seal of the Vatican City State.
On Thursday, October 8, Pope Francis urged “all people of goodwill” to “join the Global Compact on Education, a pact to encourage change on a global scale, so that education can become a creator of fraternity, peace, and justice.” Like his latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, signed on October 3, the “Global Compact” contains little of truly spiritual value, but abounds in “social doctrine” with more than a hint of what Eric Voegelin once termed “immanentizing the eschaton.”
Audrey Azoulay, director general of UNESCO, joined a horde of Vatican bigwigs at the “Compact” event, where the Pope emphasized “the values of care for others, peace, justice, goodness, beauty, acceptance, and fraternity” as critical to education. He urged his listeners “to see in the family the first and essential place of education,” which will not go down well with his secular partners at the United Nations who support abortion and population control.
His only mention of the divine came with his invocation of “social doctrine that, inspired by the revealed word of God and Christian humanism, provides a solid basis and a vital resource for discerning the paths to follow in the present emergency.”
Bishops in Ghana were less than enthusiastic. Earlier this year, the government of Ghana and UNESCO launched the CSE programme, “a way of empowering young people and adolescents on matters [of] sexuality.”
According to Ghana’s Radio Angelus, Archbishop Philip Naameh, president of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, “has called on well-meaning Ghanaians to reject the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools.”
“They want to put this in the syllabus, and start teaching five (5) year olds about sex,” Archbishop Naameh said.
The program awakens echoes of the notorious “Bad Touch” program for children as young as five that was ultimately rejected by the Diocese of Arlington 18 years ago.
Lesson learned: Our totalitarian enemies will not go away quietly. They will continue their assault on faith and family, history’s greatest obstacles to tyranny.

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