Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Supreme Court set to tip to Sunday Enforcement

When President Andrew Jackson tapped Roger Taney as the first Catholic Supreme Court justice in 1836, anti-Catholicism wasn't just a staple of American politics, it was a main course. For 150 years, from 1836 to 1986, there was usually just one Catholic -- and never more than two -- serving on the Supreme Court at a time. Now Catholics comprise two-thirds of the bench! A disastrous picture for sure. The Court is now locked into a mode that bodes ill for our civil and religious freedoms.

"Catholics cannot help but interpret the Constitution in light of their own traditions of sin and redemption, Scripture and authority...Most Americans know this, which only makes their collective yawn over the impending Catholic supermajority all the more astounding. Clearly, Catholicism has gone mainstream." USA Today

One is reminded of the solemn warning: "God's word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men...Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution." GC 581