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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 11, 2005

Today's catechism: Conflict bad. Consensus good.

As we write, there is much fervid speculation about whether the president will choose a nominee who satisfies his right-wing political base, thereby plunging the Senate into months of conflict, or one who might be a consensus builder, thus easing the nation's divisions.

Repeat after me.

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  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jul. 13, 2005 12:45 PM ET USA

    Yes, the Commonweal, or is it common weasal, does not seek the Truth... but their relativistic version of it. Commonweal folks are in the same camp as many of my brother priests & the religious in my diocese: When they use the words "collaboation" & "diversity," they really mean "let's build consensus" & "let's have meetings, bishop, until you do what we want you to do, because we know better than Jesus and His Church." This is the common cry among all the bitter traitors.

  • Posted by: Cantor Rich - Jul. 12, 2005 1:07 AM ET USA

    Why should W worry about what orthodox Christians think vis-a-vis life issues? We helped him get elected based upon the anti-life beliefs of his competitor, thinking that we were voting for the lesser of two evils. Turns out that is precisely what we now have in the White House.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 11, 2005 8:23 PM ET USA

    In "Today's catechism" Commonweal --apparently not guided by today's Gospel, where Jesus warns that he has come like a sword to divide even household members against each other --eagerly anticipates a "gesture of reconciliation" by a "consensus-building" court appointee (such as Pilate in his calculated overtures: the arrest, torture & abandonment of Jesus).The article then devolves from the critical issues to focus in an arcane discussion on the economic ramifications of the chosen candidate.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jul. 11, 2005 7:17 PM ET USA

    Ah, compromise. No problem! As long as you don't mind living for a season in Sodom and Gomorah. But beware sudden climactic changes.

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