Today’s must fulfill assignment is to go to Catholic World Report and to read thoroughly Carl Olsen’s piece about lib aspirations for the USCCB election of the Pro-Life committee chair and their subsequent spittle-flecked nutty.
Olsen brings in the analysis of several other writers, such as George Weigel, Sam Gregg and Rusty Reno.
You might want to make popcorn and crack a brewski for your perusal of observations about the catholic Left, including The Coyote and Beans (which sounds like an 80’s sitcom).
Not surprisingly, [Fishwrap’s] Winters—who brings to Catholic punditry all the gifts and talents that Dan Brown brings to “thrillers” starring symbiologists—goes simplistic after going apoplectic
Olsen has a pretty extensive examination of the lib aspiration that Card. Cupich of Chicago was really the man for the job. He also looks at the claim that the same prelate was/is in harmony with the “consistent life ethic” advanced by their long-lamented dream-boat, the late Card. Bernardin, also of Chicago. That part is particularly stinging, I must say.
Olsen wraps up:
Harsh? Yes. Unfair? I don’t think so. And it helps explain a few things about the Naumann-Cupich election. And, in doing so, I suggest what transpired today was a step in the right direction.
Weigel’s piece at NRO is also to be read. He goes into the catholic Left’s golden calf, the fabled “Francis Effect”.
Good reading! There’s a great deal to mull today.