Maybe it is time to exorcise Georgetown University?
Ah, boys and girls, things are heating up! I wish the stakes were not so high, I used to find political campaigns rather entertaining. Remember, this is the U.S., we have the best politicians that money can buy! (Of course, as a priest I have to settle for the sidelines and my own confidential vote, in the great state of Moretaxesland.)
Five other sites with this story locked up my computer. Is this cyber sabotage to kill the story? Ah, pleeeease, tell me the conspiracy nuts are not right! The question of birth aside, why would he allow a personal and professional booklet to be published that listed the false place of birth? I can’t say… but I still think there are more important issues during this election season.
I suspect what we shall see is a better enforcement of the celibacy rule for Eastern Catholic priests working in the United States and Canada. The allowance for individual exceptions, as with the new personal prelature for Anglican-Catholics, will probably have to be approved directly by the Pope. This is as it should be. Clerical celibacy will remain the norm in the West and for those Eastern churches joining us in the New World.
The administration’s plan is beginning to backfire and the kids will be hurt. But the matter of religious liberty is not negotiable. Collaboration is mortal sin. We Will Not Comply!