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BREAKING: Trump Coming Out Against Infanticide, Fornication

• February 3, 2017 1:23 pm

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Well, maybe. I don't often direct readers' attention to the British edition of Marie Claire, but this piece almost made me weep with joy:

Donald Trump was sworn in as President on 20th January, and in just two weeks he has already set back women’s rights dramatically.

He has restricted women’s reproductive rights, cut funding to international organizations who promote, provide and advise on abortions, and just yesterday it was revealed that he’s planning an executive order to declare pre-marital sex, same-sex marriage and abortion to be wrong.

Three wrong things being called wrong by a twice-divorced unrepentant lecher! I wonder what's come over him. Has he finally gotten right with Jesus? In the glorious words of our Savior, "I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance."

I am not exactly sure what it means for an executive order to "declare something wrong," but maybe Trump is working out details for expanding opportunities for confession before and during Mass with Cardinal Burke. Nor have I any idea what the source is for this: I have not seen it reported anywhere else, and the reporter does not tell us where she heard it.

But political details are for nerds. The point is that Trump must have watched Thomas Pink's debate with Fr. Martin Rhonheimer on the meaning of Dignitatis humanae and come away agreeing with Dr. Pink that it remains the duty of the temporal authority to exercise coercive power on the Church's behalf over the baptized in matters of faith and morals.

Next week: Corpus Christi as a federal holiday with mandatory paid leave?