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BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Gracida Releases Ad, Catholic Protests Planned
Catholic Online ^ | 10/24/08 | Randall Terry

Posted on 10/24/2008 3:42:17 AM PDT by tcg

Like millions of the faithful, I have been thrilled by the sudden and forceful rise of various Bishops’ voices against the errors decimating the hearts of the Faithful in this election cycle. I am speaking of the errors stated by Doug Kmiec (and echoed by others) that go like this: “It is time to set the record straight that it violates no aspect of Catholic teaching for a Catholic Voter to endorse, support, or vote for Barack Obama…” (Doug Kmiec, Catholic Attorney and Author, Can a Catholic Support Him?, pg 36, emphasis added.)

Anyone with “an ear to hear” clearly knows that no Catholic can vote for Obama with a clear conscience – no matter what Doug Kmiec, Roman Catholics for Obama, or any other misguided Catholic may declare. As Bishop Martino declared: “This is madness, people.”

But now – perhaps in an eleventh hour answer to prayer – Bishop Rene H. Gracida has released a stunningly clear radio ad concerning Catholics voting for Barack Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bishops; catholics; catholicvote; obamatruth; randallterry
Bishop Rene H. Gracida releases radio ad against voting for Barack Obama; Catholics Plan anti-Obama Demonstrations and Press Conferences Coast to Coast on Thursday, October 30.
1 posted on 10/24/2008 3:42:19 AM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg

It makes me absolutely sick when I walk through our church parking lot on the way into mass each Sunday. Many Obama stickers on cars. What is wrong with these people? Cafeteria Catholics. Pick and choose what they believe in. Disgusting.


2 posted on 10/24/2008 3:55:16 AM PDT by Marinefamilyx3
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To: Marinefamilyx3
They are “CINOs”. Christian in Name Only. Don't worry. Choices and actions have consequences. The important thing is for you to do what is in your heart.
3 posted on 10/24/2008 4:12:13 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf
CINO = Catholic In Name Only
4 posted on 10/24/2008 4:41:05 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: theKid51

ping


5 posted on 10/24/2008 4:41:57 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: tcg
Obama and "Temporarily Alive"
6 posted on 10/24/2008 4:43:25 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mosaicwolf
Don't worry. Choices and actions have consequences.

I do worry. I don't want them to go to Hell.

7 posted on 10/24/2008 4:43:54 AM PDT by cmj328
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To: tcg
Bishop Gracida Radio Ad, English

8 posted on 10/24/2008 4:45:32 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Marinefamilyx3

Catholics who are liberals have a psychological problem


9 posted on 10/24/2008 4:47:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: yldstrk

Or just an honesty problem.


10 posted on 10/24/2008 4:48:46 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: cmj328
I don't want them to go to Hell.

No, but it's a choice they make and beyond pray and try to educate them on the errors, there's not much we can do about it.

11 posted on 10/24/2008 4:52:35 AM PDT by Desdemona (Lipstick only until the election. The gloss has been sacrificed for the greater good.)
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To: Marinefamilyx3

Call your priest or monsignor, and ask why that is happening, and whether they plan to speak to the flock about it.Ask your Diocesan bishop what they are going to instruct the faithful to do.

Catholic doctirne could not be clearer on this issue.

If those in the pulpit will not speak out for the unborn, and against those who would do them harm, they are not doing their job.

I admire that Catholic bishops are taking a strong stand this year on this issue. The Catholic Church has not spoken locally on abortion with a united message in some time.

Jesus made it clear—you cannot serve two masters.You can serev God, or you can serve man, but not both. And God says “Thou shall not kill” and that includes babies. Period.

If your fellow parishioners don’t want to be told what their faith believes, they need to find a different faith.

All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing—E. Burke.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 5:03:04 AM PDT by exit82 (The only person that could get me to vote for John McCain is Sarah Palin -God bless her)
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To: tcg

Does this mean that McCain will now get more Catholic voters?


13 posted on 10/24/2008 5:03:11 AM PDT by pctech
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To: Marinefamilyx3

It’s mostly McCain/Palin and Pro-Life stickers at my Catholic Church. Our priests are quite clear on the moral gravity/danger of voting for a pro-abortion candidate.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 5:04:44 AM PDT by Crolis (McCain/Palin 2008! Let's send the Zerobama back to Chicago!)
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To: exit82

A ton of priests have spoken out this month...Pelosi kicked the hornet’s nest.


15 posted on 10/24/2008 5:22:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mosaicwolf
They are “CINOs”. Christian in Name Only. Don't worry. Choices and actions have consequences.

One of my former LCMS pastors once made the following statement:

"I don't know how any Christian can go to church on Sunday and vote for a democrat on Tuesday."

It was at a non church related event, and one of the few times I ever saw him without his clerical collar.

16 posted on 10/24/2008 5:38:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Will it be "comrade" after the elections?)
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To: tcg

Anyone who’s ever bought a prophylactic knows exactly when life begins.


17 posted on 10/24/2008 5:41:35 AM PDT by Marauder (Better to elect a man who fought against communism, not a communist.)
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To: tcg

To be a Christian one must believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said “ “Whatever you do to these the least of my children you do unto me.....”
As a country which destroyed 50,000,000 children, we have surpassed the worst political murdering leaders in the world.


18 posted on 10/24/2008 5:52:33 AM PDT by chatham
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To: tcg
Awesome news.

The Spirit is at work. Thank God for the teaching clarity of Bishops Gracida, Martino, Chaput, Vann and Farrell. All the bishops and clergy and religious of America must now join the battle and speak with one voice. This is a watershed moment in the history of the Church in America.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind

19 posted on 10/24/2008 6:08:54 AM PDT by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: tcg

Bishop Gracida was very instrumental in helping Catholics Against Kerry to turn the state of New Mexico for Bush in 2004. He made a very powerful radio spot that helped swing enough Catholics to Bush to reverse his loss in 2000. He was a wonderfully easy man to work him, very humble, very sincere.


20 posted on 10/24/2008 7:06:24 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Marauder
Anyone who’s ever bought a prophylactic knows exactly when life begins.

That would make a good bumber sticker.

21 posted on 10/24/2008 7:37:56 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: jmaroneps37; AHerald

It’s time for the outspoken ones to go one step further and speak out on the national airwaves, ie Hannity, Rush, Laura, etc.

There is too much at stake now.


22 posted on 10/24/2008 10:11:42 AM PDT by adc (Rush '08All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: tcg

I know far too many people that lead lousy lives and think all is forgiven if the yawn through services on Sunday.


23 posted on 10/24/2008 5:15:48 PM PDT by redk
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To: Desdemona
beyond pray and try to educate them on the errors, there's not much we can do

Beyond that? That's a million lifetimes of work! Beyond that, I need rest. Hopefully I'll attain it.

24 posted on 10/24/2008 9:11:38 PM PDT by cmj328
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To: A.A. Cunningham
these kind of Bishops might make me start going back to church.....

its not that abortion is my key issue..I am against of course....but I don't think it will ever be overturned, and truly, you can't stop someone from aborting if they want too....

but what we can stop is this culture of death.....this idea that children are just objects....that children are less of a human being than those of us that are adults...

what we can stop is partial birth abortion...

what we can stop is having our dtrs being able to leave school and get abortions without mom or dad even knowing....

we have to make a mark in the sand.....

25 posted on 10/24/2008 10:20:42 PM PDT by cherry
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