Sarah Palin’s remark warrants reparation, not applause

Ryan M.:

I am hoping to write a few thoughts of my own on this matter. In the meantime, Dr. Peters’ short post here is spot-on and a worthy read for all Catholics.

Originally posted on In the Light of the Law:

Whether one is a left-wing looney who becomes unhinged upon simply seeing this woman who loves her family and her country or is a right-wing yahoo who looks on her as some sort of high priestess of traditional values, Sarah Palin’s statement that, if she were in charge, “waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists” should shock the conscience.

Dcn. Greg Kandra calls Palin’s rude remark “blasphemous” and he might be right (see CCC 2148, or Crosgnani, DMC I: 460-471, or Davis, MPT I: 42-43); even if Palin’s words only meet the lesser standard of “irreverence” toward God or holy things, they were wrong to utter and wrong to applaud. C. S. Lewis warns (I forget where exactly) about one’s glibly getting off, at God’s expense, one-liners that please the crowd but provoke unseen angels to weep. I think Palin’s guardian angel (and yes, she has one, CCC 336) wept at…

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One response to “Sarah Palin’s remark warrants reparation, not applause

  1. If she is a practising Catholic, is this not a situation which calls for church discipline, eg excommunication until she repents and receives the Sacrament of Penance?

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