What are the qualifications to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican? Well, firstly, it helps to be Catholic. It really would not do to send a Protestant, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, or atheist. Would it?
Now, here’s a trick question: what is the difference between a cradle Catholic who rejects Church teachings and an atheist? Not much, I’d say, but, apparently, that distinction is not shared by the atheists, er, sorry, secular humanists now in charge in Washington.
At issue is the rumored appointment of Caroline Kennedy to be our ambassador to the Holy See. Kennedy’s accomplishments? Well, she was born, the daughter of the sainted and martyred president John F. Kennedy. That’s pretty much the alpha and omega of Sweet Caroline’s accomplishments, people.
I would not care, except for my simplistic notion that you don’t send someone who rejects vital Church teachings to represent us at the Vatican. Call it a poke in the eye with a blunt object; it just should not be done. Why, it would be like sending Louis Farrakhan as ambassador to Israel. Oh, is that in the works also?
Here’s a restrained statement, via the Boston Herald:
It’s inappropriate to appoint someone who pretends to be a Catholic but rejects the fundamental teachings of the Church,” said C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Massachusetts Catholic Action League.
I’ve no particular brief against Miss Kennedy. Except that she is a pro-death Catholic. Which means she is not worthy of communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
One may disagree with many things that the Church does; I surely do. But there are certain core beliefs that may not be trampled on while still claiming to be Catholic. One such is that we are all, each one of us, made in God’s image. From the instant of conception, until our natural death. As such, to kill unborn children is to kill that of God.
This is not Catholic, and one may not square that circle. Believe what you will, but if you are pro-abortion, you are pro-death. And can not claim to be both pro-abortion and Catholic.