It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An Open Letter To Claire McCaskill

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The following is an open letter to Senator Claire McCaskill. It will remain on the Internet indefinitely as a perpetual reminder of her moral failure as a Roman Catholic in the scope of her duties as a public servant...
Dear Senator McCaskill,

You were elected Senator by the people of Missouri and in doing so you were given a sacred trust. You swore to defend the Constitution of the United States, but years prior to that you pledged your life to Christ and His one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church. Nations rise and nations fall Senator. Your term as senator is just a fleeting vapor in the history of the United States. One day the United States will no longer exist as we know it today. That's not a prophecy but just a matter of historical observation. America, as we know it, will be gone Senator, but the Catholic Church will remain. It's laws will far outlive those of this great nation. It's teachings will continue on for eternity. You know this Senator. You were baptized and confirmed a Roman Catholic.
You were taught the truths concerning the Eucharist, and you know that God is present in spite of what you see and taste. You were also taught about the sanctity of human life early on. You know what the Church teaches, and you know that a child is present in the mother's womb even though you can't see her directly. You know this Senator, and yet you compromise on your deepest and most sacred beliefs. You play the game of moral relativism. You know the one I'm talking about. It's the one where you say that while you're personally against abortion, you do not believe it is right to deny another the "freedom" to choose. Yes Senator, that is moral relativism. It's the same kind of moral relativism that was used a century and a half ago in regards to slavery. You know what I'm talking about. It's the kind of relativism where Southern politicians would say that while they were personally opposed to slavery, they didn't believe it was right for them to deny another American the "freedom" to own slaves. Today we look back on those politicians with disdain. We are shocked and appalled that any human being could think that way, but that's only because the curse of slavery has been lifted from us, and hindsight is always twenty-twenty. Someday the curse of abortion will eventually be removed from us Senator, and when that day comes, our progeny will look back on you with a similar disdain. I say similar, because it will not be exactly the same. The disdain they will cast upon you will be worse than the disdain placed upon the slavery politicians of the nineteenth century. Worse yet Senator, your name will be listed among the villains of Church history, along with your "pro-choice" Catholic colleagues in the Senate and the House. Long after the United States has faded into history, clergymen will point to you, and others like you, as an example of what not to do, and how not to be. You will be remembered in history as the poster child of what poor episcopal discipline does to the Church. You will be known as the example of what happens when priests don't do their jobs. You will be known as a Catholic who abdicated her moral responsibility and looked the other way, winked and nodded while the worst Holocaust in human history transpired beneath your nose.
It doesn't have to be this way Senator. You are not a victim of fate, you do have a choice, and as of the date of this writing, there is still time left in your term. You can change Senator. You can repent. There is still time. Before your term expires Senator, is there not just one thing you can do to demonstrate a change of heart? Is there not just one thing?

Praying for you,

The Catholic Knight