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Amy Coney Barrett’s critics accuse her of being a bad Catholic. She is not.

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Several Facebook friends and others jumped on new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s joining the majority of the court in lifting a stay of execution for Orlando Hall. He’d been sentenced to death in 1994 for kidnapping, raping, and murdering a sixteen-year-old girl by burying her alive. The appeal was his last chance to live. He died by lethal injection late Thursday night.

    This, Barrett’s critics declared, showed she was not truly pro-life, because anyone truly pro-life wouldn’t approve an execution. And worse, not truly Catholic, because the Church definitively opposes capital punishment. And even worse than that, she knows it. Her own words condemn her. They quoted a line from a Marquette Law Review article she wrote in 1998 with then law professor John Garvey (now president of the Catholic University of America) when she was a new lawyer clerking for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. It had the simple title “Catholic Judges in Capital Cases.”

    The line, quoted by Elizabeth Bruenig in her New York Times column, said: “We believe that Catholic judges (if they are faithful to the teaching of their church) are morally precluded from enforcing the death penalty. This means that they can neither themselves sentence criminals to death nor enforce jury recommendations of death.”

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    Amy Coney Barrett is Not a Bad Catholic - Catholic Herald
     
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  2. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

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    The penalty (capital punishment) is biblical and is permissible in regard to severe crimes. Ms. Bruenig needs to read the OT.
     
  3. prodromos

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    They tried to attack her as being too Catholic, now they are trying to claim she is not Catholic enough!

    How do these people get through the day without their left hand stabbing them in the right?
     
  4. disciple Clint

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    whoever wrote those things knows nothing about Catholic Theology. The Pope may elect not to enforce the death penalty but it is still biblical.
     
  5. Fenwick

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    Looks like Mrs. Bruenig didn't check her Methodism at the door when she converted. If she thinks Biden's a "good" example of a Catholic and ACB isn't, she needs to go back to RCIA and start over.
     
  6. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Well Fr. James Martin was out there saying the same. It’s no wonder people are talking nonsense when clergy are setting the example.
     
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