jump to navigation

Makes a difference? – Santorum assists at Novus Ordo Latin Mass January 11, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Interior Life, Latin Mass, Society.
trackback

I don’t know if this will make any difference to those who are opposed, but Santorum does practice his faith with vigor and homeschools his 6 children:

Blimey! Is it conceivable that a ‘Traddie’ will be the next president of America, and go with his six kids to live in The White House? There can only be one person that fits the description of goes-to-a-Mass-in-Latin, home schools all six of his kids, and is also running for president: Rick Santorum.

The Latin Mass he assists at is a Novus Ordo but completely in Latin, save for the readings, of course.  I don’t know about recent charges made by a commenter that Santorum was one of the most “corrupt” Congressman – I didn’t follow the link, yet – and there are complaints that he voted for some law that reduced the ability of pro-lifers to access those entering abortion mills.  But, on the other hand, he was absolutely instrumental in the fight to get the partial birth abortion ban enacted in 2004 – if you watch the videos of his exchanges with pro-abort senators, I believe you will find that his pro-life convictions are very real.  The vote on abortion access was early in his career, and many of us make serious mistakes early in life and then have to strive to overcome them.  We don’t know what kind of quid pro quos go on in the back rooms – his support for one measure ostensibly against pro-life efforts may have secured passage of some other more consequential law like the ban on partial birth abortion (I don’t know that, I’m just looking at things charitably). 

He does have problems. I never said he was perfect.  But of the remaining candidates, he is the most representative of Catholic views – who has a chance of being elected.  I am sorry to disappoint folks, and I may make some mad, but Ron Paul will never be elected president of this country.  For one, he’s too old – he’ll be 77 at the time of the election, and he’s already complained of being tired and hoping the campaign is a short one.  But that’s minor – more major issues are the fact that this country has not elected a House Representative to the presidency since James Garfield in 1880.  House representatives simply don’t have the national following to be elected President – or haven’t historically.  And some of his past associations (Stormfront) and views (neo-Taftian isolationism, economic views, etc) will get him absolutely plastered in the general election.  I am certain Obama would love to run against none other than Ron Paul.  The guy is not electable.

Comments

1. Old School Gamer Dad - January 11, 2012

And the Pope is 84 years old yet his responsibilities are world wide. Will it be easy for Dr. Paul? Of course not, however, I would not rule him out. After all, he did come in 2nd in NH and received an equal number of delegates with Santorum and Romney in Iowa. We’ll hope and pray.

2. disnas - January 12, 2012

As soon as Santorum adequately explains why he threw his support behing Arlen Specter, a pro-abort, against a pro-life challenger, he has my vote.

Remember, these officials are, generally speaking, selected, not elected. The more powerful the post, the more this rule is true. For the presidency it is a given. There are those who have selected our next president already. The rest is a Punch-and-Judy show. Santorum has no more chance than Ron Paul unless he has already been dubbed.

Did you ever watch the Globetrotters play the Washington Generals? Can anybody say “John McCain?”

tantamergo - January 12, 2012

Ah, we’re all just wasting our breath, anyways, it’s going to be Romney. Perry was the only one that ever had a shot to knock him off.

tantamergo - January 12, 2012

So when do you think that came into play? Was Reagan ‘selected’ in 1980, and why was he selected.

I’m not sure I disagree, especially over the last 20 years or so. Not sure if it applies back before that consistently, although it is well known the the period of Republican party dominance in the second half of the 1800s led to many ‘selected’ Presidents.

3. Richard - January 14, 2012

Had Santorum not supported Arlen Specter, the United States would have had a hard time getting Supreme Court Justices Roberts and Alito on the Supreme Court. However, I wish Souter would have decided to retire prior to November 2008 – the United States needed another conservative on the Supreme Court.

Santorum had some hard races in Pennsylvania too, and won elections in some places that were dominated by Democrats. That says something. Santorum lost in 2006 (59%-41%) to Bob Casey, and while Casey gave lip service as a different kind of Democrat, Casey’s voting record is somewhat to be desired.

America does not need another four years of Obama.


Sorry comments are closed for this entry

%d bloggers like this: