Skip to comments.Obama's "Catholic Plan"
Posted on 06/12/2009 10:29:23 AM PDT by NYer
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I could not have said it better.
Michael is regularly at our parish.
He has wonderful insight!
(but he needs to do something with his hair.)
Very good, well done. Succinct and to the point.
I’d like to see more of this presenter.
bump to view at home.
Very good and very correct!
In all of the ink spilled, it seems to have been forgotten that there was a de-frocked priest, William Porter, who was sitting in jail on just such charges, so the idea that the Church didn't turn abusers over to the authorities was just bunk.
The timing of the stories was just too convenient for my taste. Yes, those men should have been sent to jail, though, in somes cases, the statute of limitations had expired, so they couldn't be prosecuted. But there was always more heat than light in these stories, because there weren't that many priests involved in abuse of kids, though ALL priests suffered under the innuendo and outright hatred sent their way.
To me, it wasn't a coincidence that this all broke just about the time that the Supreme Judicial Court sent down their fiat allowing homosexual marriage in the Commonwealth. The activists who were pushing this issue knew that the Catholic Church would be a very powerful opponent, so they did all they could to diminish her authority in ANY moral matter, by painting the whole Church with the pedophile brush. They worked hard to run Cardinal Law out of town, never admitting the fact that it was HE who had directed the changes in the Chancery that made unlikely the possibility of that kind of abuse ever occuring again. Almost ALL of the abuse happened before Cardinal Law ever arrived in Boston, but he was there when the shiite hit the fan, so he accepted responsibility for it.
What's interesting is that the homosexual marriage activists thought they'd scored a home run when Sean O'Malley was named Archbishop. I think they looked at his brown Fransiscan robes and his sandals, and thought they had a pushover. He turned out to be just as strong against the issue as Cardinal Law, but unfortunately, the media had done their job and the constant negativity against the Church had turned many MA Catholics against the Church. Even though they continued to attend Mass, they tuned out anything the Bishops had to say. That's one reason why so many MA Catholics didn't have a problem voting for Obama, and why they don't see any problem returning folks like Kennedy, Kerry, and the MA Congressmen to their offices time and time again.
Very interesting post, thank you.
Excellent commentary. I like this guy...he’s saying exactly what I’m thinking Obama’s paln is for the Church.
Thank you for posting such an excellent analysis. We’re in for a rough ride. Pope Benedict addressed this early on in his pontificate when he said the Church needed to shrink. Like the parable of the sheep and goats, we will soon be asked to choose sides.
Bump for later when the neighbors aren’t outside using weed whackers and I can actually hear what he has to say.
I believe we will be asked to choose sides soon too. The Catholic faith is a hard, exacting faith. We are asked nothing less than complete obedience to Christ’s word, sacred tradition, and inspired new insight.
It isn’t a church for wimps. A lot of winnowing out is going to happen and I feel for our young people in America who did not receive proper teaching about the Catholic faith. They are also hampered by the unfortunate baby boomer priests who often aren’t very priestly. Feminist nuns also abound, but if you look carefully you will see a new generation of real Catholics.
We will be fewer, but we will be staunch. I think the scandals had to happen to cause cradle Catholics and converts to really examine the Church’s teachings and make a conscious decision to be part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. We now participate with eyes wide open.
The Old Testament was the age of the Father. The New Testament was the age of the Son. Our times are the age of the Holy Spirit and we must, as individuals, “Choose life” as Moses said.
**I believe we will be asked to choose sides soon too. The Catholic faith is a hard, exacting faith. We are asked nothing less than complete obedience to Christs word, sacred tradition, and inspired new insight.**
I agree completely!
Oooh! Red Meat! Don’t they just hate it when we make their supposedly-secret plans common knowledge? Thank God for the Watchmen on the walls.
I’m still on dial up so am listening to the broken up youtube presentation.
It sounds excellent.
We need to keep bumping this thread.
Does anyone know if there is a Michael Voris Ping list?
All Christians — listen to this!
You may not agree with the Catholic Church on everything, but I’ll be this is one thing that you do agree with.
Stand firm with The CATHOLIC CHURCH against Obama’s socialism.
Please ping your lists! I know I have forgotten a couple of names there. Will try to find them.
**but Ill bet this is one thing that you do agree with.
Another ping. If you have a list, please ping it.
And not just the Catholic church, but any true evangelical Christian church that speaks out against abortion, gay marriage and other sinful practices. We need to stand together on this issue, even if we don’t agree on others.
You are absolutely right. We “Must” stand together against Obama and his socialism agenda.
A ping to you. Stand against Obama!
Obama needs only some Catholics for an Obama politico
Obama knows that he has three Supreme Court
nominations in his pocket. His first will be a
Catholic (non-practicing) who will stun his critics and
sway some Catholics when she declares herself pro-life.
Obama will gain a portion of the Catholic pro-life vote.
Before his first Supreme Court appointee can be a
deciding vote, Obama will have two more justices
appointments. Both will be pro-choice.
No change in the abortion politics. Pro-choice reigns.
But Obama will have gained following of a portion of the
Catholic vote for his other agenda items. He will have
culled off the needed “Catholic” vote.
Something is happening in our local parish. I don't know what the plan is yet, but I do know it presents a change in theology. I am suspect that it may becoming more orthodox in its approach.
I am waiting to see what is going to take place.
You're right about Obama's socialism program. Did you watch EWTN's The World Over Live last night? That was one of the topics discussed. Excellent program.
Really? Why is it then that your bishops are in the forefront of bringing Mohammedan Somalis into our communities and when the Refugee Resettlement money runs out, hand the bill to support these leeches to the taxpayers? Why aren't you people paying for your bishops’ social engineering? If Roman Catholicism is so tough, stand up and take responsibility for what those mitred heads have done. Why is it that the quality of the theology preached by some of your dimwit bishops, like Chaput the Simple, has to be soooooo nice that it excuses heretics like Arius as being a gifted priest with a brilliant mind? That sort of limpwristed, sissified kumbayaism has done and will do more to damage The Church in America than the passing politics of an Obama. I know many on these threads think Obama is the anti-Christ, but the fact is that The Church has survived and is surviving far more vicious oppression than anything the present administration can do.
On the other hand, if you Latins continue to lionize right wing, heretic embracing simpletons like Chaput and destroy whatever credibility you have with your pass the buck Islamization of American communities, your Western brand of The Church may well not survive the attacks of a comparative pipsqueak like Obama.
I will believe it when I see some teeth.
***We will be fewer, but we will be staunch. ***
Correction. If we are staunch, we will eventually encompass all those who would be Christian.
***A lot of winnowing out is going to happen and I feel for our young people in America who did not receive proper teaching about the Catholic faith. They are also hampered by the unfortunate baby boomer priests who often arent very priestly.***
The new priests emerging from the seminaries are as orthodox as those from a century ago. The baby boomers, coincident with Vatican II nearly sunk the Church in America; it took a leader such as JPII followed up by BXVI to reverse the direction; it was as significant as, say, the Apostle Paul rescuing the Church from oblivion.
***We now participate with eyes wide open.***
Proper catechization is the first step. Otherwise, we will be as vulnerable as ever to any faith of men that wanders in the door or transmits to our televisions.
However, About 1 in 4 1/2 Americans is Catholic -- 22%.
That explains why politicians have them in their sites.
A revival among Catholics would put Obama out of business entirely in no time at all.
I trust that, if he could find a way, he would stop that revival in its tracks.
I think it's obvious whose lot he's in with.
God help him.
I’d like to see the Catholic Church slam Notre Dame for honoring the abortionist president. I love Notre Dame but am very disappointed in the decision to honor this guy.
So what is the short version, for people who don’t watch TV over the ‘Net?
I don’t have a TV right now, even though I have cable service in my condos. I would have to pay extra for EWTN. If I want to watch something really badly — I go to a friend’s house across town and watch his.
He and his wife and I have re-connected after about five years when he called me and wanted me to come over and re-teach him how to say the Rosary.
I did see you and someone else discussing the Obama thing on another thread. Makes me want a new TV and more money. LOL!
This is sounding hopeful. Keep us updated on what is happening.
**A revival among Catholics would put Obama out of business entirely in no time at all.**
As my tagline says, “With God all things are possible.”
Keep praying, everyone. It’s going to happen — although we will probably suffer a lot of persecution first.
Over 75 bishops did slam Notre Dame. Read back on any of the Notre Dame threads and you will see the list.
Just do a title search for Notre Dame. And then, of course, go back to May.
Interesting post, thank you.
Have you tried something someone noticed one time when the furious, hate-mongering storm of inimical journalism broke over George W. Bush's head, a few months after the Iraq invasion? He metasearched on the names of Bush's most furious journalistic critics and the word "gay", and he got some amazing results. Several of the fiercest critics were (are) homosexual. Like the front-page editors of The New York Times, a solid majority of whom are gay or bi, a fact noticed by one of their own number, who mumbled his wonder and relief aloud into an open microphone (saved to storage media; link ).
Remember that the authors of After the Ball, Hunter Madsen and Marshall Kirk, were advertising men who explicitly praised and stated their intention to imitate the Nazi Germans' and Josef Goebbels's propaganda techniques.
I think so. First of all, there is the baptismal gift.
Second of all, he's making merchandise of God's own, and I shudder to think what sort of holy wrath that inspires in the Almighty.
Not surprising, because so many of them truly thought that George W. Bush wanted the US to be some sort of theocracy. They are scared of Christians, and want them beaten down, whenever possible, because they stand in the way of homosexuals being able to do whatever they want.
I am still trying to figure out what that charade was all about. But rather than wait for the bishops to take the lead, Catholics in general must begin to show some spine, and teeth when necessary. Being politicians at heart, the bishops will followfor sure.