Saturday, July 14, 2012

When you take the king's coin....

I read an astute observation on the Restore DC Catholicism blog.
If you take the king’s coin you are his servant. Whether that service is glorious or bitter is a combination of fate, your abilities and the king’s wisdom and whim. Our bishops need to understand that. You might be able to get away with saying “Yeah King, thanks for the money to run my soup kitchen but just give me the money and don’t ask me to do anything that goes against my religion,” with a benign king but what if your king is a malignant sort? Then you're in trouble. So the only thing to do is to stop taking Federal money!


Thomas Cromwell was King Henry's number one ace. It didn't work out too well... 

2 comments:

Old Bob said...

There was a slogan as far back as the late 50s, I believe: "Federal funds mean federal control."
Thanks, Dymphna!

newguy40 said...

Bingo. Right on one...

If that is the fulcrum used to leverage in to my Faith, then it needs to be broken.

Seems pretty simple to me too...