While many of us are ecstatic at the news that Rosie O'Donnell is leaving "The View," it is most interesting to note that one of her parting shots happened to be aimed at Catholics. She suggested that because all five Gonzales v. Carhart Supreme Court Justices were Catholic, there's some kind of "Church and State" problem in America.
While I think the court's decision is a mockery from beginning to end, it is rather curious to me that Rosie would use her fanatical tones to attack Catholics simply because thee five justices happen to be Catholic. But as Phyllis Zagano wrote in her column on this topic, "'Church and State' is the rallying cry of secularists across the land. Their religious test for public service has been around for a long, long time. The test if very clear: Catholics need not apply."
I think that applies to any person of faith who brings God into the discussion and refuses to back down. At least that has been my experience.
The only caveat I have, when it comes to Ms. Zagano's view is, that if the Catholic happens to be a CINO (Catholic in name only), that individual's counterfeit actions don't appear to ruffle as many feathers among the moral relativist crowd. For example, when someone like Ted Kennedy goes around undermining the church and her teaching without reprisal from the hierarchy, nary a word is written or spoken by the secularists. In fact, people like Kennedy are elevated to hero status.
The proper response to Rosie, of course, is prayer. God loves her; if only she loved Him in return.