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From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:


Just moments after being honored at the Golden Globes for her lifetime of work, actress Meryl Streep took the opportunity to make a sustained attack on Cardinal Burke’s dubia.

In her four-minute address while accepting the award, the actress denounced Burke’s traditionalist rhetoric and criticized him for trying to bully the Pope.

“There was one performance this year that stunned me,” Streep said. “It sank its hooks in my heart. It was that moment when the person who once sat in one of the highest seats in the Vatican questioned Pope Francis. It kind of broke my heart when I read about the dubia and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life. This instinct to humiliate and fraternally correct someone who hasn’t the power to answer the questions posed…it filters down into everyone’s spiritual life because it kind of gives permission for other people to dubia the Pope.”

Streep also went on to use her speech to highlight the importance of Catholic culture, pointing out how important it is, especially when it does not “in any way” intrude on the personal lives and choices of others.

“The Church is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, people they call nominals, and if you kick them all out of the communion lines, you’ll have nobody in your churches,” Streep said to huge applause from the room. “When the intellectually powerful use their position to bully others into justifying their actions, we all lose.”


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  1. This week’s great surprise was Piers Morgan incisively criticizing Streep’s attack on Trump showing that she and the globe audience gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation in ?2003.

  2. bill bannon.

    Good link, and point.

    Meryl and her Ilk lost and her little speech was a pathetic poke at the people’s choice.
    The “people” we’re the Deplorables that Mrs. Klingon so unashamedly blurted out.

    To the Hollywood crowd….Piss off with ya.
    Not very nice, I know, but they are infectious and their disease is killing the soul as well as the body. To hell with them!

  3. I was about to cancel my ny times description until I checked their comments and they permit conservative criticism of themselves in the droves in comments. So I joined in and noted…” so Clinton lost because of Russian influence but wait….she also won the popular vote by several million…”

  4. We have discovered at least (each day more self-identify) three classes of people equally as out of touch with reality as are actors. They are college/university professors, college/university kids, and inmates of insane asylums

  5. Now Trump is horrible for counterpunching John Lewis right before MLK day…lol. Lewis started it right before MLK day. Liberals want sacred cows to be able to hit Trump with no cost….kind of like hitjob welfare.

  6. I admire Trumps raw ability to call a spade a spade. And to stand up to the covert bullying of the passive aggressive, lying left. He knows how to shut down his manipulative opposition with great skill. And I think many of his supporters feel personal gratification in the fact he responds with normal human anger; a reaction which most people would have when defending oneself from an attack. More politics should be played out like this. Less staged and managed. Less games….I hate games.

    Your concluding line, Donald McClarey, is brilliant!….”…PopeWatch called the Vatican for comment but was advised that the Pope was still recovering from viewing the film Florence Jenkins”

  7. See Jim Carrey”s caricature of the Streep type in the movie “Mask”. “They love me ! Really love me !”
    Timothy R.

  8. And besides, when you live in a Virtual World 99% of your life, you get to the point that you can do and say ANYTHING with impunity. Timothy R.

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