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To: NYer
Everything depends on the circumstances and on the end in view. Anything can be good or also bad, depending upon purposes and circumstances. Morality is replaced by a calculus of consequences, and in the process it ceases to exist.

The effects of such theories are evident today."

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This is so chilling!!!

I have been reading an absorbing book about the history of housing in Baltimore, "Not in My Neighborhood", which details how segregation, blockbusting and white flight, and predatory practices of money lending shaped the city's housing patterns during the 20th century.

When I got to the chapter about the Sixties, black unrest, Martin Luther King's murder, riots, etc, the author mentioned Saul Alinsky's methods of community organizing becoming popular.

Then my jaw dropped! As background about Saul Alinsky, the author wrote "In the spring of 1958 Alinsky received a peculiar invitation, his first from overseas. The Italian cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, archbishop of Milan, wanted his advice on a thorny problem."

Five years later Cardinal Montini was Pope Pius VI and "the Catholic Church began a massive community organizing drive in the United States. It hired Alinsky as its conceptualizer, an appealing proposition because the church provided two essentials for successful organizing: people and money." The following paragraphs just made my skin crawl.

All I could think was no wonder the Church lost its way in the Sixties; and I wonder if Glenn Beck would like to know this.

I am stunned!!!

Pray for Pope Benedict to continue to speak out with strength. We could easily enter a new Dark Ages, which is where the Western world is headed now.

17 posted on 12/31/2010 1:57:57 PM PST by maica
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To: maica
"Then my jaw dropped! As background about Saul Alinsky, the author wrote "In the spring of 1958 Alinsky received a peculiar invitation, his first from overseas. The Italian cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, archbishop of Milan, wanted his advice on a thorny problem."

Five years later Cardinal Montini was Pope Pius VI and "the Catholic Church began a massive community organizing drive in the United States.

------------- Uh, That would be Pope Paul VI not Pope Pius VI.

27 posted on 12/31/2010 3:15:35 PM PST by shortstop (Marco Rubio in 2010/Chris Christie in 2012.)
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