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  • Beth Gibson 3 years

    Mmmm a gushing article indeed about the new US Supreme Court Judge!! However, I’m sure there are just as many Catholics who are concerned about the manner of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and her appointment, as there are supportive of them. This would include the many people at her own University of Notre Dame who urged her to not accept the nomination until after the election. 
    As we all know, ‘Catholic’ covers a range of opinions and faith journeys, and many Catholics would not feel a close connection with Barrett’s faith experience or expression. As we all know, being ‘pro-life’ means so much more than being anti-abortion; it also means being against the death penalty, supporting non-violence, caring for those who are disadvantaged and on the margins, caring for our common home, etc. 
    Only time will tell if all Catholics can feel so excited about Barrett’s new position.

    • I am not celebrating this confirmation of this judge. I would be concerned if I was in the U.S. as it is for Trump and has nothing to do with the legal system. Of course, I hope we will be proven wrong, but where is the separation of powers? It seems to be happening here too.

  • Matt Casey 3 years

    Barra is the least qualified person appointed to the Supreme Court in many years.  The manner of her appointment will only cause further partisan division.  In 2016 the Republicans majority refused to consider the nomination of of the eminent Merrick Garland because it was an election years.  Their cynicism in rushing though this appointment after the election has commenced is simply appalling.