I was cruising the internets the other day when I noticed this story about a certain Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s preachification at the annual Red Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
Specifically, I noticed that reports of Bishop Paprocki’s homily read more like a stump speech from the campaign trail.
Paprocki has no fear of wading into electoral politics while wearing the religious robes…he’s best know ‘round these parts for calling the Democratic Platform “intrinsically evil”, which amused the shit out of me and prompted my pot-meet-kettle reflex.
Gotta love him.
He’s all BURN THE WITCH!! and that shit gets me every damned time.
Anyhoo, Paprocki thinks that conservative politicians and judges pledging fealty through attendance at the Red Mass need to get their Thomas More on.
Yes, Thomas More!
Mmmhmm…the same Thomas More who was beheaded for committing treason after he sided with a corrupt power hungry Rome in resistance to the Protestant Reformation being pushed by his king.
That Paprocki sees a hero in Thomas More is telling but not surprising.
That he gave that advice to Todd Akin…and Akin received it without pause…strikes me as odd.
Cause Akin is a Protestant preacher by training and one would think he’d be as likely to adore Thomas More as a Catholic priest would be to embrace Martin Luther.
But politics continues to make strange bedfellows…
…and I’ll go ahead and apologize for that visual.