Metzger & O'Reilly on Bruskewitz, Lori, Garvey & Muslims

Greg Metzger has a post up in which he looks at Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz's ridiculous, and ridiculously prejudicial, question at the USCCB meeting on Wednesday, in which Bruskewitz asked if Muslims were completely exempt from the Affordable Care Act, which the bishop refered to as "Obamacare." Metzger was disappointed in the lack of an immediate, forceful response from Abp Lori and President Garvey. If you have been to one of these USCCB meetings, you know that they contradict each other in the gentlest of ways, and I am not as put out by Lori's and Garvey's response as Metzger was.

And, at Commonweal, Mollie Wilson O'Reilly looks at the same exchange and also calls attention to one of the finer moments in the discussion in which Cardinal Francis George - bless his heart - pointed out that we should be a bit shy about invoking St. Thomas More as an unambiguous defender of the rights of conscience seeing as More did, in fact, condemn heretics to the flames before his own martyrdom.

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