John Roberts the Catholic
Last week, the Supreme Court upheld the healthcare law affectionately referred to by some as “
Hellcare Obamacare.” Chief Justice John Roberts , what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. “]issued the opinion of the courtAdd a Tooltip Text.
Much time has been dedicated to the treatment of the legality and/or constitutionality of Obamacare and the SCOTUS ruling, but I have read very little addressing the moral implications regarding the spiritual well-being of the Chief Justice.
In 2005, during the confirmation hearing for John Roberts, the blogosphere buzzed about the prospects of finally tipping the scale in a conservative direction by adding another orthodox Catholic to the bench. George Neumayr wrote about Roberts’ parish, as being a Maryland parish that heterodox Catholics would regard as an outpost of traditional Catholicism. Msgr. Vaghi, the church’s pastor, according to Neumayr, is a staunch advocate for the Church’s teaching on sanctity of human life:
“After all, since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion, there have been over 44 million abortions, young children dying before they had the opportunity to enjoy life outside the womb as we enjoy life,” he wrote. “Our church is always, and will always, be on the side of life, life from conception until natural death. And it is precisely because Jesus took on life, took on flesh and ennobled it by becoming man and like us in everything but sin that we value human life so much, that we were born in His image and reborn in Christ Jesus.”
For those who may have forgotten, Obamacare provides for taxpayer funded abortion. There is a slew of other morally egregious provisions within the law, but taxpayer funded abortion requires the compulsory involvement in what a majority of Americans believe to be morally reprehensible. The magisterium of the Catholic Church is clear:
2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion.
This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law: You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.
What an interesting turn our country has taken, that in 2005, President Obama had already publicly declared his support for infanticide, while John Roberts was in position to claim the title of conservative Catholic savior for a new moral republic. The two personae could not have been more polarized. Oddly enough the two have a more than one common thread.
In 2012, Obama claims he never listened to his pastor, while CJChief Justice, to the lay personRoberts proved he didn’t listen to his pastor either in upholding the former’s full fledged attack on the unborn and forcing the involvement of every American. In addition, he not only affirmed the precedent that abortion is constitutional, but he furthered Roe by ruling that using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion is unconstitutional as well. His judicial opinion, which violated every aspect of the dignity of human life, should be condemned nationwide, no matter how supposedly wonderful it was for the Commerce ClauseWell, we expanded abortion, but at least we got the commerce clause! Get me a shovel. Any law enacted at the destruction of innocent human life is an abomination.. Besides, CJ Roberts had plenty of constitutional clearance to strike down the law. Just read the dissenting opinion to figure that out. For the short version, read the 10th Amendment.
John Roberts is a misguided man, the deciding vote between upholding and striking down taxpayer funded abortion. For the sake of his soul, we must pray for his repentance, as well as the repentance of all those, Catholic or not, who are involved in the promulgation of abortion.