Trump signs free speech executive order urged by TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk – Business Insider

Beware free speech, everyone, here comes the funder.

The order calls for federal funding for research to be withheld from universities if they do not agree to uphold the First Amendment, but the details of how it will be implemented and enforced are hazy.

Turning Point USA is the group, urging this very controversial idea, that you shouldn’t punch out a speaker saying things you don’t like.

That’s not asking a lot from universities, right?

The hazy part is inevitable, it seems, though Pelosi was willing to pass a bill to see what’s inside it.

Charter for Catholic action and lay responsibilities to speak up as in the Code of Canon Law

Not just freedom to do so, which of course is presumed:

Can. 212 §1. Conscious of their own responsibility, the Christian
faithful are bound to follow with Christian obedience those things
which the sacred pastors, inasmuch as they represent Christ, declare
as teachers of the faith or establish as rulers of the Church.

Yes. Go on . . .

§2. The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of
the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires.

Yes, the freedom part . . .

§3. According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they
possess, they have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to
the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good
of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the
Christian faithful,
without prejudice to the integrity of faith and
morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common
advantage and the dignity of persons.

Hence the dozens of Catholic blogs that question church leaders . . .

Fr Hunwicke’s advice on reading Newman in this time of “hyper. . . ” papalism

From the inimitable Fr. H, a bit of reading advice with dig at popes with enlarged notions of themselves and clear enough reference to him whom he refers to (respectfully enough) as “PF”:

It appears that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised this year. It would hardly be elegant for anybody to be leaned on for subscribing to his views, or, indeed, to the example he set by how he referred to Pio Nono and Cardinal Manning and the other ultrasuperhyperueberpapalist extremists of his own time. I have found the 1870 volume of his letters to be endless fun!

Pregnant to bursting, that small item.