Friday, January 27, 2012

AS BUGS BUNNY WOULD SAY, "OF COURSE YOU KNOW THIS MEANS WAR" SPIRITUAL WAR THAT IS

Pray that all bishops will have "backbone" during this time of assault on the Catholic Church
I've never seen our bishops as alarmed and as outspoken about the impending HHS mandate concerning all Catholic institutions being given a year to comply with providing contraception and abortion "care" in our health insurance policies. Fr. Dawid Kwiatkowski our parochial vicar, who is a Polish native and citizen, on hearing about this administration's attempt to interfere with the hiring practicing of the Catholic Church, which fortunately the Supreme Court rejected unanimously, and now the President's betrayal of Catholic leaders and all Catholics with his "one year to comply" mandate for this contraception "care" health insurance coverage, he said, "This president sounds like a communist Polish dictator." Of course they hated the Catholic Church too!

READ BISHOP DAVID ZUBIK'S OF PITTSBURGH LETTER TO HIS DIOCESE, "TO HELL WITH YOU! PRESS HERE"

AND FROM Bishop Alexander K. Sample OF THE DIOCESE OF MARQUETTE, A LETTER TO BE READ AT ALL MASSES IN HIS DIOCESE THIS SUNDAY! PRESS HERE.

10 comments:

pinanv525 said...

Now, seriously, you people that voted for him...did you really expect anything else? Were you really that stupid? Or maybe you just didn't care as long as he supported your unions and social give aways and voting for him made you feel all warm inside because he's black...

Anonymous said...

Dang, Pin beat me to the Cynic Button. I am glad the Bishops are waking up on this, but I am going to cut a little deeper: The Bishops supported this guy, said it was a new day, there was hope and change was for the good and it didn't work out that way.

Now they know how it feels.

rcg

Bill Meyer said...

My wife works in an office with several black women who happen to be very unhappy with O. It seems that they believed all the speech about direct financial benefits, and are still trying to figure out what happened to the money. I think that O may have some difficulty with his most visible constituency.

Now, if only the entire constituency of Catholics would at last fine that their consciences cannot support the "option" of abortion, and therefore vote against him.

Templar said...

If all Catholics voted as a demographic block (i.e. - 90+% casting votes for or against something) as the African American demographic votes Democratic, then Catholics would be THE most important voting demographic in America. But we're not. We're actually split pretty much 50/50, which in broad terms means every other person in the pews is a Heretic.

More fruit of the new spring time that is the Post Councilor Church.

Marc said...

Thank God for these Bishops. It's like a new Pentacost finally hearing the successors of the Apostles speak about these issues!

I think they realize that the past strategy of burying these issues in an unattractive "Catholic Voters Guide" is not the way to go. The Bishops need our prayers and support!

Jenny said...

THIS is how we recover a sense of sin, Father. It takes powerful witness from our Church hierarchy. From Deacons, Priests, Bishops, Abshps, Cardinals and Popes we need to hear the same unified strong voice. We must hear and SEE our leaders taking hard and strong stances on sin day in and day out. And we laity must strongly support this courageous spirit, ready to jump into the ensuing fray as Bishop Zubic asks of us!
--the snipping wife

pinanv525 said...

Bishops are remarkably naive. Unless they are speaking "in persona Christi" or ex cathedra they should be ignored.

pinanv525 said...

Snipping Wife, I generally agree with what you post and appreciate your devotion. In this instance, it seemed you were being stubborn...Boorish Husband

Anonymous said...

The outcome is welcome, as far as it goes, but surprising. American bishops, taken as a group (of course there have been some exceptions), haven't seemed particularly concerned about contraception or even abortion for around 40 years. I know more than one priest who has publicly stated that he has given couples "permission" to use birth control for contraceptive purposes. Things such as the Winnipeg Statement, which undoubtedly reflect the sentiments of many American clergy, help to make the bishops out as a bunch of hypocrites at this point.

In recent years American bishops have been far more vocal (and partisan) about things on which faithful Catholics may genuinely disagree (such as what immigration policies will best promote Catholic social teaching). While doing this they've said relatively little about an intrinsic evil about which there can be no Catholic debate and which claims 4000 lives daily.

Thus, despite the outcry, I remain pessimistic about the outcome here. I think that talk is cheap, and that in the end the bishops will revert to a nonconfrontational/managerial style that will lead them to compromising the doctrines of the faith and in scandalizing and further confusing the faithful. They will undoubtedly call such a "compromise" a victory for the Church, leading to further confusion and a weakening/co-opting of the Catholic voice.

Templar said...

The days of being defferential to Bishops because they a woolen collar from the Pope and a Purple beanie went out the window with the sex abuse cover up. All are suspect until proven other wise. Deeds not words my friends, deeds not words. Lead, or get out of the way.