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By Patrick O’Hannigan, New Walden, September 27, 2020

NewWalden is a Catholic journal for seekers of Spirit and Truth—the two great pillars of civilization. The realization that we are born into this world neither wise nor holy, and so, by nature, deprived of Truth and Spirit, is a transcendentalist insight. …


“Whoomp! There it is!” Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has been one judge short of its full complement since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Notorious RBG” must, by the providence of God, yield to “Victorious ACB,” although there’s arguably something wrong with public education when Supreme Court justices earn rapper-style nicknames.

Barrett’s nomination is to be applauded for many reasons. Yet the Democrat activists with bylines who write for and influence mainstream media are trying to tar the winsome intellectual as “dangerous because pious.”

To assert that dogma “lives loud” within any judge is a form of classism. If you remember that awkward phrase, it’s because Senator Diane Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, used it against Barrett in hearings for her previous nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  …

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