Friday, November 13, 2009
Check out (and then groan at) this "animated cartoon
" in The Washington Post.
What we are seeing, I fear, is an ugly re-emergence of Blanshard-ism. "The Bishops", or "The Catholic Church", is -- for some -- simply an all-purpose bug-a-boo; that "the Bishops" speak for or support something is -- for the new Blanshards -- seen as, and used as, a reason to oppose that something. Their support for something is presumed to be part of a nefarious plot against American values (unless, of course, their support is convenient, in which case it is happily exploited). Troubling.