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And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, March 5, 2024


Can You Spell H-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y?



I find it extremely hypocritical that the Catholic Church is against the death penalty and yet it had no problem with George W. Bush speaking at Notre Dame University after he presided over the execution of 152 people in Texas and commuted no sentences, including that of a man with the communication skills of a seven-year-old.

Has the church changed its stand on the death penalty?

Both Bushes were definitely in favor of the death penalty when they spoke and neither has changed that view.

Ronald Reagan was divorced and the church is also against that. Jimmy Carter was then, and still is, pro-choice.

I think race must be the problem [with President Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame] because sin can be overlooked.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer


  1. There was a 2004 bishops’ mandate that stated ” The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles”. This was in the Daily disapointment. So this was enacted after many of the speakers noted in this post. Although it narrows who they can honor I don’t know if it as hypocritical or racist as Karen Webb stated.

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
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