Alan Colmes mocks Santorum on loss of his child.

Jan 2, Alan Colmes made headlines by making an unseemly comment about Rick Santorum– namely, about his child who died hours after being born.  Colmes used Santorum’s reaction to the death of 2 hour-old Gabriel as an example of “some of the crazy things he’s said and done.” Later Santorun spoke with Sean Hannity:

This is the problem with today’s Liberal elite, of which Alan Colmes is a product. They cannot deal with life and death issues, so they hire professionals to deal with them, Planned Parenthood for abortions, funeral homes for normal deaths, but no personal involvement. People don’t die in hospitals, since this would reflect badly on their reputation so they get shipped off to hospices to die, where they are given morphine but not the comfort of a family to comfort them in their last hours on earth. Animals get euthanized because people cannot see an animal die a natural death. In refusing to acknowledge death we are losing our ability to live, and even recognize life, such as an unborn child, full of life and vitality in the mother’s womb. Santorum did the right thing in taking the baby home for a final farewell. This reminds me of my own mother. At the age of 13 her little brother died just minutes after birth. Her own mother died a few hours later. They laid the little baby boy in a very small casket, naked. When mother saw the child she immediately went to the sowing machine, now hers, and made him a suit so he could be properly clothed for the burial. If this is insanity, give me insanity!

The Pope warns visiting U.S. bishops of Radical Secularism. A Limerick.

The Pope warned of Radical Secularism.

As bad as his youth was in Hitler’s Nazism.

Religious freedom

Gone from our czardom.

What remains is a Secular Humanism.

Pope Benedict XVI issued a solemn warning about the erosion of religious freedom in the United States, in a January 19 address to visiting American bishops. He told the bishops that “it is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres.” He added: “The seriousness of these threats needs to be clearly appreciated at every level of ecclesial life.” The US should be a land thoroughly committed to religious freedom in light of its history and the fundamental principles of the nation’s founding, the Pope argued. He said: “At the heart of every culture, whether perceived or not, is a consensus about the nature of reality and the moral good, and thus about the conditions for human flourishing. In America, that consensus, as enshrined in your nation’s founding documents, was grounded in a worldview shaped not only by faith but a commitment to certain ethical principles deriving from nature and nature’s God. Today that consensus has eroded significantly in the face of powerful new cultural currents which are not only directly opposed to core moral teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, but increasingly hostile to Christianity as such.” The loss of religious freedom, the Pontiff warned, is “a threat not just to Christian faith, but also to humanity itself.” He explained: “When a culture attempts to suppress the dimension of ultimate mystery, and to close the doors to transcendent truth, it inevitably becomes impoverished and falls prey, as the late Pope John Paul II so clearly saw, to reductionist and totalitarian readings of the human person and the nature of society.”

Like this:

Yes, Stephen Hawking. There is a God.