My Thoughts

Most Americans, I believe, are proud to live in this grand land. Most are not of the same ideological fever exhibited by the left-wing lunatic looneys licking licentious lickerish larcenous lips sneering and snarling at the slim slice of injustice served with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as the newest Associate Justice to the Supreme Court. Pack the Court! Pack the Court! Pack the Court! Rah! Rah! Rah! The sky is falling, and all are doomed.  

There has been, by all appearances, an unusual and suspect interest over the orthodox Catholicity of Amy Coney Barrett though virtually none with respect to her constitutional jurisprudence or judicial qualifications. Fair minded people, as I believe most are, find perplexing and disconcerting this oppugnant political artifice, this deliberate and obvious application of a religious test to a nominee for public office, something expressly forbidden by the Constitution, Article VI, clause 3: “… no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” The now infamous protestation by senior Senator Diane Feinstein from California during a prior Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Barrett’s nomination to the Federal Court, “The dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern” and the renewed attacks on her orthodox beliefs during the current hearings on her qualifications to fill the seat of the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg should serve as stark reminders of the anti-religious bellicosity of the postmodern progressive.

As we have all heard before: Elections have consequences. In the case of those who are so terribly unhappy, a gentle reminder: the Declaration of Independence declares our unalienable right to pursue happiness, not the right to happiness. There is a difference. Wake up America.

Just my thoughts for a Tuesday, for what it is worth.

About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

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