This is a very tangled web being spun at Georgetown, where HHS Secy. Sebelius, of mandate fame, has been invited to give a commencement talk . . . no, a talk at a commencement time event . . . no, a talk at a “tropaia” gathering, where trophies are given . . . no . . . oh, forget it.
Georgetown is coming up with new versions of this speaking appearance of the Catholic who would make Catholic universities and hospitals offer contraceptive and morning-after abortifacient pills insurance. It’s one accommodation after another. That place is acting, dare we suggest it, you might say . . . jesuitical.
Their story shows Democrats getting the Wis. Gov. Scott Walker message. Showing the way to fiscal sanity, Walker has emboldened the weak of heart, even in Illinois. Ditto Wis. Congressman Paul Ryan, rashly depicted as violating Christian principles with program of austerity when quite the opposite is true. A little child will lead them, says Scripture in another context; in this case it’s Wisconsin.
As for violating Christian or peculiarly Catholic principles, where is the rule that says you rob Peter to pay Paul over and over until all falls down and all suffer, the poor as usual more than anyone else? Or one that…
Today’s unconscionable Washington Post story, which implied without evidence that Mitt Romney was a homophobic bully to one John Lauber back in his high school days five decades ago, has totally imploded.
Timed to drop the day after President Obama’s announced embrace of same-sex marriage, the story set the political world atwitter. But earlier today, Breitbart News reported that the Post had inflated witness testimony. The original Washington Post piece stated the following: