Fr. Schall on Mercy

Fr. Schall on Mercy
"Mercy is a response to the repentant. It does not change the unrepentant. It often hardens them. Technically, mercy extends to sin of whatever kind or species. But mercy does not forgive. God in His mercy forgives. Mercy is contingent on the sinner’s acknowledgement that he is responsible for something objectively wrong in his acts or thoughts." (Fr. James V. Schall S. J.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Even the Left Recognizes Dissembling

Will the Real Sonia Sotomayor Please Stand Up? » The Foundry

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By now probably everyone has seen this video, but it bears remembering. This was her in a relaxed setting with her contemporary peers - a setting when one's true feelings and beliefs have a way of coming to the surface. This is the real Sonia Sotomayor, and her dissembling before the Senate Judiciary Committee is so obvious and blatant that even her former supporters are surprised.

The words of liberal Georgetown law professor and Critical Legal Studies cofounder Mike Seidman (in the linked piece above) are especially worth remembering: “I was completely disgusted by Judge Sotomayor’s testimony today. If she was not perjuring herself, she is intellectually unqualified to be on the Supreme Court. If she was perjuring herself, she is morally unqualified.”