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After the Pope’s visit, Americans-Catholic or not-are still waiting for someone to say thank you

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

For adherent Catholics the announcement of the pending visit of Pope Francis promised much. Some felt that perhaps the Vatican had finally realized that the American Catholic Church represents the very future survival of the Catholic Church worldwide.

There was great hope among some that Francis would come to America and say, “Thank you America; thank you for always being there in times of need for so many around the world, even those who hate you as the Bible directs; thank you American Catholics for contributing so much to support foreign missions; thank you for being the pro-life beacon in a world bent on the destruction of innocent human life; thank you America for taking in more immigrants than all other countries in the world combined; thank you for sending your young men and women to fight tyranny around the world where they risked their lives for the sake of others; thank you America for twice freeing the people of Europe, the land of my forefathers, and thank you for your Catholic hospitals and schools that make the world a better place.”

To the delight of liberals, Francis said virtually none of this. Instead he is now being praised for not being too harsh on Americans, Catholic and otherwise – as if that is what we really deserved. On the contrary Francis is not being criticized for saying nothing in defense of innocent Christians being slaughtered by the Muslims he insists are a peaceful lot.

Equally distressing is the fact that the New York Times has used the weakness Francis displayed to once again challenge the Church’s position on the status of Catholic women within our Church. More than this, the Times goes as far as quoting a Francis biographer who cheers him on for his “uncompromising stance on climate change.” Climate change!

American Catholics don’t need a champion of the Climate Change hoax. They need a champion of Catholic doctrines and traditions.

On the streets outside of America’s Catholic churches a political cauldron is bubbling. There is a seething anger toward Washington, especially its Republicans; but inside the churches there is anger as well. There is anger that not one Catholic public supporter of abortion has even been threatened with ex-communication. There is anger that the Conference of Catholic Bishops won’t step up to defend hard working Catholic men and women who are losing their jobs and sometimes far more to those who care little about the Commandment against coveting thy neighbor’s goods; they are angry at having the tuition money they work so hard for going to support functions on so-called Catholic college campuses that violate Catholic doctrine.

The papal visit will eventually be seen as having done little to change that condition.

Americans, Catholics or not, don’t need to be told to do more good in the world; for goodness sake we lead the world in all such categories! We need somebody somewhere to say, “Thank and please keep up the great work.”

Sadly an opportunity to do so has been lost.

Lesbians are the ‘REAL EMBODIMENT of Catholic teaching’ – CNN host Michael Smerconish

from The Right Scoop

Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Bill Donahue of the Catholic League was invited onto the Smerconish show on CNN in order to defend a decision by a private Catholic school to fire a teacher who had revealed herself to be gay and in a gay marriage. Halfway through the interview, Michael Smerconish affirms the lesbians’ view that they are the ‘real embodiment’ of Catholic teaching. Cuz that makes a lot of sense.

Of course, people who get their understanding of Christian doctrine from making fun of televangelists while smoking pot in college and from snarky criticisms on the Daily Show aren’t the best scholars when it comes to biblical theology. That’s why Smerconish starts whining about the ‘judge not lest ye be judged’ text without any understanding of the context and intent of the quote. Apparently this is part of the CNN anchor idiot handbook.

The Catholic Church makes it very clear that only a Catholic person can teach religious lessons in a Catholic institution of education, and if the lesbians were good adherents, they’d know that. I mean hell, I’m not even Catholic and I know that.
My Opinion: I have to admit, I never thought even a lesbian would say something THAT stupid. Can anyone show me any scripture that claims that lesbians share anything with Christian belief or with Catholic Canon law? Perhaps he is reading the new RAINBOW bible that removes all mention of homosexuality in the original bible. We wouldn’t want the precious snowflakes to feel unwanted. They stole the rainbow from the Bible as one of Gods signs, why not the whole Bible? Sorry, won’t work. Those of us who are Christian know better and we represent far more than 3% of the population. We just aren’t as loud as homosexual advocate and hate groups. And yes, we are laughing at you.

The ACLU never stops working to undermine America

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

The anti-American loonies in the American Civil Liberties Union want us to pay for abortions for illegal aliens. In the contorted minds that make up the ACLU since they allege that 60 to 80% the females who sneak into our country are sexually assaulted, we the American tax payers are somehow liable to pay to kill the children that result for these rapes.

Naturally these lowlife leftists are not in favor of the obvious answer to the problem they allege which is to tighten up the borders so these “victims” can’t come in to our “terrible country.”

The ACLU’s “better” idea is to force religious organizations like Catholic Charities to pay for the murder of these innocent infants so their “victim” mothers don’t have to be burdened with unwanted children in their new life as a Democrat voter and parasite living off of taxpayers. As they see it, religious organizations would then not be able to “impose their religious beliefs on these teens by denying them access to contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion.”

For the ACLU this serves at least two important purposes. Not only does it fill the illegal aliens’ goodie bags, it also puts religious organizations (that are deeply hated by the ACLU) in their place, humiliating them by forcing them to violate their beliefs. And to add even more insult to injury, the ACLU wants us to buy contraceptives for these female burglars which they will hand out presumably during their registration as new Democrats.

This bunch has already scored a big victory at our expense because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement is readying a ruling “that will force American religious relief agencies to provide abortions and contraception services to the illegal immigrants those groups serve.”

Unfortunately the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has responded with a typically weak and almost apologetic comment that, demands that it distribute contraceptives and pay for abortions “create moral concerns.”

The irony here is that female illegals seeking to kill their children are actually acting in an atypical manner. It doesn’t take these invaders long to understand that the more children they have, the more money they can steal from us. Moreover, at least some are Catholics who would be repulsed by Catholic organizations handing out contraceptives and killing babies; but none of that matters to the ACLU – it never does.

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/06/aclu-demands-religious-groups-provide-abortions-for-illegal-immigrants/

Spiritual Warfare and the Culture of Death


By Jerry Todd, staff writer

What is the Culture of Death? One could say it is the opposite of the Culture of Life, best explained in the teachings of the Catholic Church – if not the actions of its members. The writings of Cardinal Raymond Burke are particularly revealing: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=943 The Cardinal also gives a history of the development of one half of today’s Culture of Death.

Why would anyone want to participate in a death culture? For the first group of eager devotees described by the Bishop—the nation’s progressives–it is the human tendency to rebel against moral authority while demanding the right to exercise one’s feelings and urges regardless of their effect on themselves or others. The mob is always there to justify this urge.

The other half of the Culture of Death is wrapped up in the goals of radical Islam. Opposite of the license demanded by the “progressive,” the absolute, rigid discipline of Islam–a theocratic government/religion – draws mainly young men pursuing a mission that even seeks death with the expectation of an eternal reward for killing the innocent. Today, the Land of the Free is the primary source of funding, weapons and exhortation from a corrupt Administration bent on making the USA a Muslim country.

Both “progressivism” and jihad visualize a one world government with a drastic reduction in world population realized by any means necessary. Should either succeed, the blood bath against the loser would not be unlike Hitler’s “Night of the Long Knives” when he eliminated his inconvenient followers.

From conception to death, “Progressivism” has no regard for the sanctity of human life. As the other half of this Culture of Death, radical Islam represents the ultimate expression of “church and state” gone mad. It self-authorizes by means of fatwah the murder of any who disagree with the “prophet,” regardless of religious faith or lack – even fellow Muslims, who expect an eternal reward for martyring themselves “for Allah.”

Sanctity and eternal reward are arenas of spiritual warfare – the bloodiest kind as history has proven time and again. Call it “spiritual warfare in the political arena” if it makes you feel better. After all, that’s the only way it’s reported – politically.

Read the rest of Jerry’s article at:  http://www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=toddgv&date=140920

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Catholic bishops prefer the collection of money to the teaching of religion


by Suzanne Eovaldi

Don’t expect to see any breakout sessions on the bumper sticker “You Can’t Be Both Catholic and Pro-Choice” at the meeting this week of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops in Baltimore.  And you probably won’t be allowed to take part in any discussions about clarity from the bishops regarding how Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Patrick Murphy can be both Catholic and pro-abortion.

The demoted Cardinal Raymond Burke, former St. Louis archbishop, is saying the church “is like a ship without a rudder” under Pope Francis. (1) The Illinois Catholic Conference of state church leaders called abortion and related issues of far greater moral weight than immigration and poverty at this same source.  Yet if one considers what Pope Francis is asking the bishops to do, who is really listening more to the lay people? Clearly, the Pope’s recent emphasis on gaining more input from average Catholics has NOT appeared on the agenda at this week’s gathering.  Rather, changes to the liturgy, a safe, non-threatening topic has taken center stage, followed by receiving the Sacraments for people with celiac disease and directives for health care services. (2)

Though one might object to the advance review of the left leaning, AOL News online report, perhaps AOL is correct when it says: “Bishops have been asserting themselves as the sole authorities in their dioceses and as the arbiters of what would be considered authentically Catholic.” (3)  And AOL goes on to point out that U.S. bishops “have conducted an increasing amount of work behind closed doors in recent years.  THE SESSIONS THEY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC FEATURED LITTLE DEBATE.” 

As the de-briefing by political pundits winds down after the mid-term drubbing of all things Obama, just how much have the bishops heard from the people?  Difficult to understand is the total silence emanating from well-appointed, diocesan quarters about the hypocrisy of the Biden, Pelosi, Murphy crowd of Democrat politicians who like trading off of Irish Catholic, Italian Catholic, traditionally safe surnames for gleaning the Catholic vote.  Yet these politicos sustain no sanctions from bishops who are pleased to consider themselves “the arbiters of what would be considered authentically Catholic!”

The 2014 campaign in Florida’s US House of Representatives District 18 is a classic example of the silence expected from the Palm Beach Diocese in the successful candidacy of Patrick Murphy.  Quoted by  ballotpedia.org, Murphy claims to be a Catholic.  Yet later in its outstanding analysis, ballotpedia  reports that Murphy boldly favors “Abortion” calling it a woman’s unrestricted right.  The 31 year old proceeds to strongly favor same-sex marriage as he “opposes human needs over animal rights.” Huh?  The very revealing chart lists as “UNKNOWN” Murphy’s preference about “Keeping God in the public sphere.”  So from his response, we learn that Murphy says he’s Catholic, says abortion is a woman’s unrestricted right, is quite comfortable with same-sex marriage, but isn’t all that sure that God should be kept in the public sphere! (4)

This political theatre has left me in a bit of a spiritual quandary as I walk into church each week.  I had a tough time looking at a sincere parishioner’s bumper sticker about the hypocrisy of trying to be both Catholic and Pro-choice.  I had an even tougher time wondering why we heard nothing from our church leaders about such hypocrisy.  How can they remain quiet, yet still admonish us that the Right to Life trumps all other Rights?  One friend suggested that the church must remain silent lest it risk the loss of tax exemptions as a religious entity. 

But let’s look at what the bishops are really saying with their silence.  They want us to do as they say.  But they also want the government to permit them the collection of tax-free money every week. Tax free! Although abortion is anti-Catholic, tax free money is the real trump card here.

SOURCES:  (1) (3)  http://www.aol.com/article/2014/11/08/us-bishops-struggling-under-francis–  (2) http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly-2014-november-meeting/

(4) http://ballotpedia.org/Patrick_Murphy_(Florida)

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