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The Papist's Log

The American Papist begins his Lenten reflection with these words: "Lent is a time for self-reflection and amendment of one’s ways. It’s a time to ask ourselves, "What more can I do? What must I refrain from doing? What have I done wrong?"" So far, so good.
But, the young Papist does not tarry at the task of self-reflection. Why bother with that log in one's own eye when there is that nasty speck in they brother's eye? The Papist goes on to suggest that Catholics who support President Obama should "come clean" on the subject of the President's supposed anti-Catholic misdeeds. He repeats the usual canards about abortion funding in the health care bill, the horror of the anti-bullying campaign at the Department of Education, etc.
Youth should be forgiven many of its enthusiasms. But, even so, the Papist's screed took my breathe away.

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