Meryl Streep Takes Aim At Dubia During Golden Globes Speech

January 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Politics

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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.”

  • observant cat

    It’s almost sad how very accurate this is.

    • SciviasKnows

      Not to me… I thought Streep’s comments about Trump were appropriate, AND I am not sure the cardinals handled the matter of the dubia very well. So this one falls flat for me.

  • HughieMc

    “someone who hasn’t the power to answer the questions posed”? Is this clown for real? The Pope hasn’t the power to answer these straightforward questions?The probvlem is that he has put himself in a position where he can’t in good conscience answer them truthfully.

    • Cminor

      It’s…satire.

  • Marie

    The facts are that the divorced and civilly remarried are the ones whom Jesus was referring to when He said that adulterers would have not place in the kingdom of heaven. They go to hell. The four cardinals and every faithful Catholic should be speaking out about this. Your second or third or fourth spouse are not worth burning for all eternity. It’s not smart to wait until your Judgment to find that out.

  • “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.” Indeed, Ms. Streep? Check out Germany. For each person that goes in, 100 are getting out: that’s because of ‘liberals’ like Kasper and Marx, not because of ‘conservatives’ like Brandmüller and Meisner. Common-places like yours may get huge applauses; but they are just that: common-places. How sad!

  • Lifeisbeautiful88

    “When the intellectually powerful use their position to bully others into justifying their actions, we all lose.”

    Make that:

    When the HOLLYWOOD POWERFUL use their position to bully others into justifying their actions, we all lose.

  • Mariae

    Ahahahahaahha perfect!