Our readers respond to Brett Kavanaugh

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Brett Kavanaugh and toxic masculinity: lessons from another all-male Jesuit high school, by Christopher J. Devron, S.J.

One of the most sacred principles in the U.S. criminal justice system is holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. Clearly we have become a nation that now subscribes to the idea of “guilty until proven innocent.”
Robert Hults (Facebook)

I went to a less prestigious Catholic all-boys school called Saint John’s High School in Washington, D.C., not far from Georgetown Prep. A freshman retreat or even four years of Jesuit education may not be able to stand up to a life of privilege, country clubs and connections with powerful people. Students’ characters are formed by all kinds of sources.
Jim Gunshinan (Americamagazine.org)

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Granted, we are an older generation, but I am shocked to see so many attacking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. We know that highly placed men across the board, from clerics to athletes, have “acted badly.” I would not be surprised if the accuser is telling the truth.
Mary Lund (Americamagazine.org)

Brett Kavanaugh and the true meaning of brotherhood, by Matthew Wooters, S.J.

It is good to have a reminder that there are good young men such as Brother Wooters focused on service. Brett Kavanaugh was not among these men. I hope that this teaches America to wait until the evidence is in before giving any politician a ringing endorsement.
Stephanie Hampton (Americamagazine.org)

The Editors: It is time for the Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn (Our Take)

This is an editorial that should never have been necessary. It was premature, ideological and short-sighted to so enthusiastically endorse someone who, later assault allegations notwithstanding, stood for positions so opposed to Catholic social teaching.
Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M. (Twitter)

As a Catholic who is very involved in the church and a graduate of a Jesuit university, I am extremely disappointed in this magazine. I hope that Brett Kavanaugh is nominated as our next Supreme Court justice. My prayers go out to Dr. Blasely that she finds peace.
Debbie Gallagher Mazur (Facebook)

I desire to see a return of God to schools and public forums and to protect the unborn, but as the editorial points out, there are qualified candidates with similar values and views who stand at the ready—without similar claims of sexual assault.
Leigh Moore (email)

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Erin B
2 months 1 week ago

Confirming Kavanaugh was a slap in the face to survivors. I am so ashamed of this country.

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