Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Majerus' Stupid Remarks

Rick Majerus, a graduate of Marquette High and Marquette U., became another CINO over the weekend, to the disappointment of the Bishop of St. Louis, where Majerus' mouth was moving.

The Catholic basketball coach for the Catholic St. Louis University looked into the TV camera at the Clinton rally last weekend and said, "I'm pro-choice, personally."

A CLINTON rally? Yah. Recall that Majerus' father was the local UAW honcho for years.

That's when the Roman Catholic coach ran smack into the Roman Catholic archbishop.

On Tuesday, St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke said St. Louis University should discipline Majerus for comments he made at the rally. Burke also told the Post-Dispatch that he would deny Majerus holy Communion if the coach did not change his positions on abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research.

"I'm very much an advocate for stem cell research," Majerus told KMOV-TV at the Saturday rally at McCluer North High School.

Referring to Majerus' statements, Burke said before the rally Tuesday that it was "not possible to be a Catholic and hold those positions."

Abp Burke explained his objections very clearly, which confused the Intellectualoids on the SLU campus, of course:

"I'm confident (SLU) will deal with the question of a public representative making declarations that are inconsistent with the Catholic faith," Burke said. "When you take a position in a Catholic university, you don't have to embrace everything the Catholic church teaches. But you can't make statements which call into question that identity and mission of the Catholic church."

To which Majerus could respond "Why not? Dan Maguire does it all the time!!!"

So long as you measure life by a 40-minute clock, Rick, no problem. But if you take a longer view (you know, eschatological), you might just change your position.

That's what the Archbishop of St Louis wants you to do. Take a long view and change. "Do metanoia", Rick.


The Badgerland Conservative said...

Combine that with the creepy image of him as portrayed in the most recent edition of Sports Illustrated, this hasn't been the best two weeks for ol' Rick.

Anonymous said...

Dad. Well put sir.
Rick Majerus is the son of a Union boss.
Rick Majerus is a Marquette High alum.
Rick Majerus is a Marquette U-Al McGuire alum/protege.
Rick Majerus is a Ball State ex-post-facto.
Rick Majerus is a University of Utah ex-patriot.
All legal, well and good.
Rick Majerus, is rich, famous, and full of himself. Groooooovy.
Rick Majerus, is a liberal, self absorbered, CELEBRITY. His backing of Rodham-Clinton is a residual of his fathers UNION LEADERSHIP.
Choose son. Choose whether a liberal moron and labor idiot. Or choose to be a Catholic. A Catholic as DEVOUT as a Catholic can be.
Majerus has chosen the SECULAR, UNION world before, the CATHOLIC WORLD.
He chose a union vs his faith.

What a complete ass-hat.