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Note To Mainstream Media on Catholicism: Shut Up!
The Family Security Foundation ^ | 02-15-2013 | GABRIEL GARNICA, ESQ.

Posted on 02/15/2013 4:16:07 AM PST by Cocoa2012

Believe it or not, neither the Catholic Church nor any Catholic worth a dime needs your twisted, obnoxious observations and opinions about church pews much less the direction and leadership of our Church. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/note-to-mainstream-media-on-catholicism-shut-up?f=must_reads

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; liberal; media; pope

1 posted on 02/15/2013 4:16:19 AM PST by Cocoa2012
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To: Cocoa2012

In other words, let the HOLY SPIRIT DO HIS JOB PLEASE!


2 posted on 02/15/2013 4:26:06 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cocoa2012
Amen! The next Pope WILL look more like a priest than a Democrat politician - get over it.
3 posted on 02/15/2013 4:50:41 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Biggirl

Even the Pope’s humble retirement decision had them in a frenzy. They don’t understand God’s will, they understand deception. This was an opportunity to create headlines with needless adjectives such as “scandal” “pedophile” and quitting. You don’t see those those headlines about homosexuals, who are their noble protected group. Like I’ve said before, you would never know it from the deceptive media, but sexual abuse was no more prevalent in the Catholic church, than in any other organization. Now it is less so.

They don’t go after other churches, mosques, temples, schools, etc, not because human sin is less prevalent, it is because they are less relevant in the battle for truth. It’s ok, know who wins this war.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 4:51:28 AM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Yep, WE KNOW who will win in the end.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 5:03:34 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cocoa2012

“Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against Thee.

Matthew 16:15


6 posted on 02/15/2013 5:22:43 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Cocoa2012

Can you imagine the reaction from the lamestream media if Cardinal Burke became the Pope?


7 posted on 02/15/2013 5:31:39 AM PST by rwa265
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To: Cocoa2012

Yes, because the Roman Catholic Church is not at all interesting in getting attention. What’s the point of all the marble, gold, jewels, statues, fine clothes and pomp if there aren’t any cameras watching???


8 posted on 02/15/2013 5:33:10 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: libdestroyer
What’s the point of all the marble, gold, jewels, statues, fine clothes and pomp if there aren’t any cameras watching???

The marble, gold, jewels, statues, fine clothes and pomp predate cameras.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 5:42:33 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: basil
amen, It is no coincidence that Jesus placed His rock, overlooking the once powerfull Roman empire that crucified Him. St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican, is where Peter was martyred. The Roman empire was defeated, and there stands St. Peter's church.

http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/83/St_Peter%27s_Square%2C_Vatican_City_-_April_2007.jpg

10 posted on 02/15/2013 5:44:28 AM PST by mgist
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To: libdestroyer

The “leave us aloners” have posted a large fraction of the stories on freerepublic lately. It’s all Catholicism all the time here.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 5:55:05 AM PST by DManA
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To: mgist

Thank you for posting that lovely panorama. It really is a lovely old city.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 6:10:18 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Cocoa2012
Note to Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Hierarchy:

Clean out all of the pedophiles and all of the people who shielded them and the public will return to the previous state of not noticing or caring what you do.

13 posted on 02/15/2013 6:15:44 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: DManA

“The “leave us aloners” have posted a large fraction of the stories on freerepublic lately. It’s all Catholicism all the time here.”

yeah, seems that way. They want the media to ignore a major event in a very large worldwide religion while simultaneously spamming FR with Roman Catholic threads.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 6:25:14 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Cocoa2012
Hey, who needs anti-Catholicism from the MSM when you can pull out a slew of anti-Catholics and bitter ex-Catholics here on Free Republic just by posting a thread having anything remotely to so with Catholicism?

The Church releases a document about Scripture? Yeah, but what about those pedophiles?

Some bishop passes away? Yeah, but what about Popes dressing up in diamonds and rubies and hundred dollar bills and a ton of pure gold?

The Church announces the date and location for the next World Youth Day? Yeah, but isn't the Pope the anti-Christ and the ROMAN Catholic Church the Whore Of Babylon?

The Pope steps down and a new Pope will be elected? Yeah, but what about those pedophiles?

You get the idea.

15 posted on 02/15/2013 6:55:16 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: libdestroyer
They want the media to ignore a major event

No, we want the news media to report on the event in an objective, knowledgable, respectful way. One could have reached this conclusion had one read the source article.

16 posted on 02/15/2013 6:58:23 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: libdestroyer

I see no that communistic ideas are more pervasive than we’d like or like to admit.

Does the Church exist only to give to the poor until there’s nothing left? I never could see the logic.

But, logically, if one family, person or institution has money, do others Have to be so concerned?

If the Church, now, were employing ornamental plasterers, stained glass artists and techs, marble workers or if our ton and lined that He provied for us? Does it take away from someone else? Perhaps if our culture had any regard for such, maybe we wouldn’t be seeing the ugliness of appearance of architecture, fashion, etc. which is so depressing.

Maybe we’d have more regard for God. When I go to Mass, I see most people wearing (most) faded jeans. I always bring my mind back to the ‘60s and imagine ANYONE arriving to Mass in anything but a dress or jacket and tie and it never ceases to floor me. In my darkest days of having no money really at all I didn’t dream of going to Mass in jeans.

God is there. How could I not dress up? I asked Him for money - no one else is going to give it to me. I need a lot of money to get me and our family from here to retirement. No one I know has that kind of money. The Church sure doesn’t. Not if they did that for everyone. I asked Him for a job, actually, and I got one - a good one. It took a lot longer than I wanted, got what I needed.

Many in the Church take vows of poverty but there is nothing morally wrong with having a lot of money.

I guess I’m one of the only ones who has known a number of wealthy Catholics whose generosity of spirit, material, time, effort and attention is and was great. I was never that impressed with the selfishness of some of the poor people I’ve known some of whom are so in love with money that their jealousy is deep and ugly. Where does that get them?

Going to Mass just about anywhere outside of the Euro influenced style of the Northeast is like sitting in the back of a rocketship. Perhaps the ugliness around us aids in our forgetting about God - and that’s a big problem in our culture.

What’s wrong with giving God back the beauty of refined bronze, marble, gold, lined and silk even cotton, that He provided for us?

When one is in Church, during a service, focusing on God is important. Seeing stained glass of images devoted to holy people of the past, Biblical situations with the sun coming through helps that. It gives the poor something to which to strive and help themselves out of a situation.

Only gold can be used in placing the Eucharist or Precious Blood. That gold has no value other than that. We don’t place That into just any glass or pot metal. The parishoners pay for that. Even the poor ones who want to have a place of beauty to go to where they are always welcomed and assisted.

Fine statue and marble statues bring us to the situation. The Pieta just sits in St. Peter’s. It’s unfortunately behind glass now since it was attacked. It is hundreds of years old. Some materialistic people might look at it and think it’s just a lot of glitz, I suppose, but that’s pretty cynical.

But the facial features on just that piece, tells on that Michaelangelo spent his time on that. As did all the guys who put those beautiful basilicas together. They’re not doing that now. Taking food stamps and playing xbox might be better replaced with taking parishoners’ money and putting something constructive back, as it was when these places were put together.

In those days parishoners supported those efforts.

The Irish women raised the money for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY during and after the No Irish Need Apply culture. And they got their children to and through educational institutions. No government money.

If you’ve been to New York and you haven’t seen St. Pat’s, why not?

wE were visiting Normandy and St. Therese’s nearby in Lisieux. We visited St. Mere Eglise, where Captain Winters, Sgt Lipton and their Band of Brothers of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles landed on Jun 6,1944, and we went into the church in the town square.

It was stripped of statues, pews and any hint of opulence OR occupation. Looking up, I saw the stained glass windows. It was beautiful. After they had been blown out by the Germans during 1944 and before, the local French people, instead of going to the UN and screeching about the injustice of having their Church partly destroyed by the enemy, as is more fitting, now, the townspeople rebuilt it.

The stained glass was replaced beautifully with new stained galss. The images were free hand drawn images of parachutes coming down from above. They took the time to honor our troops and to remind parishoners to pray for them.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 7:01:04 AM PST by stanne
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To: libdestroyer

Did a quick survey just now. Over 10% of the posts are Roman Catholic spam. Mostly complaining about how misunderstood they feel.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 7:13:26 AM PST by DManA
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To: Cocoa2012

Thanks Cocoa2012. Great rant Gabe!

Not being Catholic, I would just insert “Christian” where he sticks in Catholic. Not all people who profess to be Christians are Christians.

The fact that this godless MSM hates the position of the Church, the Body of Christ, is indicative that the Church is on the right path. Once official persecution of the Church gets into full swing, the goats will be separated from the sheep, casting off the dead weight of the posers, and true revival will occur, IMHO.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 7:27:42 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: fidelis

That is what happens to people who don’t keep their focus on God. The world decieves them. Just pray for them and stay focused, they hated, accused, and misunderstood Him too. :)


20 posted on 02/15/2013 7:46:46 AM PST by mgist
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To: DManA
"Over 10% of the posts are Roman Catholic spam. Mostly complaining about how misunderstood they feel."

All these haters prove the church is doing something right. The media doesn't ignore the more prevalent abuses in other churches, mosques, temples, synagogues, schools etc., not because human sin is less prevalent, it is because they are less relevant in this battle for truth. God is Love. He did not give us the choice between life and death. He made clear what is right and wrong for us. He did give us free will, and those who ignore His commands are choosing darkness. The church's message has been clear and unwavering. That makes the father of deception very angry. These attacks are proof that we are doing something right. I don't see any pity party here. Just a message that Catholics are completely uninterested in the opinions of this world.

21 posted on 02/15/2013 2:44:33 PM PST by mgist
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To: libdestroyer

“yeah, seems that way. They want the media to ignore a major event in a very large worldwide religion while simultaneously spamming FR with Roman Catholic threads.”

Ignore a major event? No.

Expect some objective coverage? Maybe a little.

Despite our doctrinal differences, Christians, especially conservative Christians, I would think would appreciate the anti Christian tenor of the media coverage.

The Pope is the most visible target of Christianity. When they target him, they target all Christians, including Protestants and Evangelicals.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 2:59:30 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: mgist

I don’t think you guys are working hard enough. I think a good goal is 50% of all posts should be Roman Catholic oriented.

I think you guys should go for 100 posts per day.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 9:23:29 PM PST by DManA
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To: stanne

What did Jesus tell the rich man to do?

Today’s preist/cardinal/pope looks more like a Pharisee than a “fisher of men” that Christ would have chosen.

The Vatican Police drive LOTUSES for pete’s sake.
Wanna try and explain that?

moneymoneymoneymoneymoney.


24 posted on 02/18/2013 7:28:01 AM PST by libdestroyer
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