Skip to comments.Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’
Posted on 03/23/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT by opentalk
President Barack Obama's policies have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization, Cardinal Raymond Burke,head of the highest court at the Vatican, said in a recent interview.
Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individuals, outside of his or her place of worship,to act against his rightly-formed conscience,even in the most serious of moral questions.
It is true that the policies of the president of the United States of America have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.
Now he [Obama] wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of worship; that is,he holds that one is free to act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of worship but that,once the person leaves the place of worship,the government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions, said Cardinal Burke.
...Sadly,one has the impression that a large part of the population is not fully aware of what is taking place, said the cardinal. In a democracy,such a lack of awareness is deadly. It leads to the loss of the freedom,which a democratic government exists to protect. It is my hope that more and more of my fellow citizens,as they realize what is happening,will insist on electing leaders who respect the truth of the moral law as it is respected in the founding principles of our nation.
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Plus, very often Popes write or speak about "society" doing this or that, and they don't mean the State (as lots of people assume.) They mean "society," which is composed of a multitude of intermediary institutions, including churches, businesses, nonprofits, voluntary associations, private enterprises, etc. etc.