Fr. Ripperger: What is Fear and Confusion (WATCH)November 14, 2020
Saint of the Day for November 14: St. Gertrude the GreatNovember 14, 2020
By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing, Nov. 14, 2020
O God, in your mercy, deliver your people from another column about politics. After all, isn’t everyone exhausted? But alas, like other embarrassing social diseases, the political warts of the last four years linger.
On November 9, the Wall Street Journal published a photo of Joe Biden – front page, above the fold – walking to Mass on the day after a news agency declared him president-elect. It was a snapshot of leadership piety. Reassuring. Decent. Normal. And it was taken just hours after a victory speech in which our presumptive president-elect called for unity and healing, and an end to “this grim era of demonization.”
Never mind Mr. Biden’s eccentric view of what being “Catholic” means in matters of public policy. All of his words sounded good. . .except for the fact that a hefty share of the recent “era of demonization” came, and still flows, from Biden’s own party. Donald Trump may have teased and fed the nation’s spirit of conflict, but he didn’t create it. He inherited it from his predecessor. …