Bishops Offering Help With Senate Passage of Healthcare: Some Thoughts for Catholics
I never thought I’d be writing this, but it chops my hide and it needs to be done. This post is generally addressed to Catholics and will offer guidance on how to oppose the Bishops and this guy Richard Doerflinger. We know the Catholic Church has done a world of good. I haven’t the stats on how it’s helped with numerous organizations in the United | Read More »
Catholic Bishops: If Obamacare Funds Abortion, We Oppose Obamacare
According to the Catholic Key Blog, the US Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will oppose Obamacare unless it specifically denies funding for abortion. The USCCB, which is to say, the Catholic Church, has long been an advocate for health care reform. But the Bishops are unwilling to accept a health measure unless language is inserted prohibiting coverage for abortion in any government-run health insurance. On | Read More »
Can Connecticut Forcibly Order the Church to Reorganize? Is the Church a “Lobbyist” for Opposing Such Interference?
The Connecticut Office of State Ethics (OSE) is poised to investigate and penalize the Diocese of Bridgeport for having the temerity to exercise at least four of the five sections of the First Amendment (religion, speech, assembly, petition). The story begins earlier this year when Connecticut State Senator Andrew McDonald proposed legislation (S. 1098) that would have forced the Catholic Church, contrary to the church’s | Read More »
The Indecent President
President Barack Obama made the commencement address today at the University of Norte Dame. The university’s invitation, and the president’s appearance, have been the subject of much controversy both inside the Church and in the pro-life community. President Obama, in four short months, has established himself as the most radically pro-abortion president in U.S. history, and many in the Catholic Church – including a large | Read More »
A Catholic priest is caught breaking vows, thank the Lord with a woman!
It’s pretty sad when you read about a Catholic priest and are just so RELIEVED that he got caught with a woman. This, of course, being on the heels of the Archbishop Weakland announcement that he’s gay. It doesn’t help that Weakland got sacked for being embroiled in a gay sex scandal. It doesn’t help that Weakland moved around pedophilic priest-predators in the dioscese. This | Read More »
MI Morning Update 10-29-08
6 Days until Election Day October 29, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. -Plato MORNING UPDATE: FIGHT TO THE FINISH TOUR CONTINUES…Republicans are going to fight to the finish. Despite the chances pundits and the media are giving us, Republicans are running strong campaigns in Michigan. From now | Read More »
From My Pastor
Below is the body of a recent letter from my Pastor. This year we have the privilege of shaping our government through the exercise of our right to vote. We respect the separation of church and state. Both have their rightful autonomy as they pursue their distinct functions. The mission of the Church is the salvation of souls and the Kingdom of God. The mission | Read More »
Good Christians! Where Are You?
I have written various pieces (q.v.) about the few bishops of the Catholic Church who stood up to Pelosi and Biden last month about abortion, which brought back the debate about excommunicating leftist Catholics (oxymoron alert!) who support all sorts of issues inimical to Catholic/Christian teachings, or at least denying them Communion at Mass, a sort of half-way step toward excommunication. One archbishop, Raymond Burke | Read More »
American Catholics: Deprive ACORN of $1 Million on November 22
Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Catholics are asked to contribute to a special collection for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). This year, the CCHD collection will be taken up at the 22 November weekend Masses. The stated mission of CCHD is: to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, | Read More »
San Francisco: Under Interdict? And What Took So Long?
“Interdict” was a political technique used by the medieval Catholic Church to bring kings and emperor’s into line: it meant denying the celebration of liturgies and sacraments to the general population because of the actions of their leader. Innocent III used it against France c. 1200 A.D. to bring Philip Augustus into line. Since this meant unreconciled souls could be condemned to hell, according to | Read More »
Pelosi and Biden need the Bishop-Bruskewitz treatment
The Catholic church has always been very clear on its abortion stance: it’s completely evil. That has always been it’s position, and it will always be it’s position. However, it’s message is being undermined by perverse politicians who claim to be “ardent, practicing” Catholics while actively aiding NARAL and the extreme left in it’s ongoing destruction of innocent lives. Frankly, the Catholic church has let | Read More »
These People Crack Me Up
Good grief. An activist group hoping to pressure the Roman Catholic church into dropping its long-standing prohibition barring women from the priesthood says it ordained three women on Sunday.Church officials did not recognize the ordination, and the Vatican has previously warned that women taking part in ordination ceremonies will be excommunicated.The group known as Roman Catholic Womenpriests held the ceremony at the Church of the | Read More »