Bruce:

another fine piece. It is good to see that some understanding may still be had (by some) of the anti-Catholic bias at root in this issue. It continues today in the constant attacks on the Catholic Church – but as you point out it is now an all pervasive atmosphere of intolerance typically initiated by cries of “I am OFFENDED.”
Interesting that the weapon of choice of todays’ Progressive anti-american “activists” is a rather vocal pronouncement of their own weakness.
I have news for them. “The meek (weak) shall not inherit the earth” so long as there exists amongst us (and other nations) radical creeds such as Islam, whose adherents’ response to cries of “I am offended” would be “Ouvre les tetes” – off with their heads!!!