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A sermon explaining what Pres. Obama is doing.
WDTPRS ^ | February 29, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 02/29/2012 11:10:59 AM PST by NYer

A good sermon on 5 February 2012 by Fr. Sammie Maletta at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana.

You will not regret the 11 minutes you spend.


Good job, Father.

WDTPRS kudos.

From Courageous Priest ...

Father Sammie Maletta Quotes from his Sermon

For those of you who voted for I cannot believe you voted for this (referring to the mandate).

Let us be clear, President Obama let us be Catholic

The government wants to get in our business and tell us how to run our business, how to run our Churches.

I cannot make a decision about the Church without going through the government.

Why is the government so obsessed with reproductive services? And forcing us to go against our Faith to do what they want us to do


Who is Fr. Sammie Maletta

“If you are interested in knowing about my educational and various assignments then please scroll down to the Curriculum Vitae outlining my years as a priest.

I guess what I would like you to know about me is that I love the Lord Jesus and I am passionate about His Roman Catholic Church. I have been a priest for more than 25 years and the Church has made me what I am. I feel so incredibly honored and grateful to be living my life as a priest. I believe in striving for excellence and have found over and over again that apparent obstacles in life are really opportunities where our faith and character are tested and formed. So, for better or worse I regularly find myself challenging and motivating those around me to do one more thing for Christ.” Fr. Sammie Maletta

Fr. Sammie Maletta, Reverend Sammie L. Maletta, Father Sammie Maletta

Fr. Sammie Maletta: I am passionate about His Roman Catholic Church

Curriculum Vitae

Reverend Sammie L. Maletta, Jr., was born in Gary, Indiana on March 9, 1953, the eldest of seven children of Sammie and Theresa Maletta. He was raised in Portage, Indiana and graduated from Portage High School.

After receiving a BA degree in English Literature from St. Meinrad Seminary and graduating with an M.Div and STB degree with honors from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Father Maletta was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Andrew Grutka on August 15, 1980, at the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary, Indiana.

Upon ordination, Father Maletta was assigned to instruct religion at Marquette High School in Michigan City, Indiana. In the spring of 1981, he began graduate studies in business administration at Notre Dame University School of Business. In the fall of 1981, he was assigned as administrator at Sacred Heart Parish in Wanatah, Indiana and St. Martin Mission in LaCrosse. In 1982, he was assigned administrator of St. Theresa Parish in Shelby, Indiana. In the fall of 1982, Father Maletta was assigned to study canon law in Rome, Italy. While studying in Rome, Father Maletta was selected to serve on the staff of the United States Bishops Theological Consultation. In June of 1984, he completed canonical studies and received a JCL with high honors from St. Thomas of the City. In the autumn of 1984, after return from abroad, Father Maletta was assigned to the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Gary and appointed Adjutant Vicar Judicial and Defender of the Bond. He was also appointed Assistant to the Chancellor, while serving as administrator of Ss. Monica & Luke Parish in Gary, Indiana. In January of 1985, he was appointed Director of the Marriage Tribunal for the Diocese of Gary. In May of 1987, he served as Judge for the Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado.

Father Maletta was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Gary in December of 1988. In 1989 Bishop Norbert Gaughan appointed Father Maletta to study civil law at Valparaiso University School of Law while continuing his diocesan responsibilities. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in civil law from Valparaiso in May of 1992. Father Maletta received the prestigious Honors Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

In July of 1992, Father Maletta was appointed pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Merrillville, Indiana. Shortly after his appointment as pastor, he resigned from all of his diocesan appointments in order to focus on the parish. In October 1992, after successfully sitting for the Indiana Bar, Father Maletta was sworn in as a civil attorney. In August of 1993, Father Maletta was certified by the Indiana Supreme Court as a Civil Mediator. Father Maletta continues to maintain both his licenses to practice law and his certification as a mediator.

Bishop Dale J. Melczek appointed Father Maletta as Diocesan Legal Counsel in April of 1994. In January of 1995, Father Maletta was appointed Representative of the Bishop for Health Care Concerns. He was invited to serve as Canonical and Ethical Counsel to the international law firm of Mayer, Brown and Platt in Chicago, Illinois. While serving in this position, Father Maletta was given the opportunity to participate in the filing of an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court in behalf of the Catholic Health Association of America in the Oregon Assisted Suicide case, Lee vs Oregon.

Since resigning from his diocesan positions, Father Maletta has provided organizational consulting for various institutions and businesses.

Father Maletta co-wrote Marital Failure: The Churchís Response for Chicago Studies in November, 1992. He was an editor of the Catechism Life in Christ, published by ACTA Publications in Chicago, Illinois (1993-1995). In August of 1994, he wrote a weekly column that was published in the Northwest Indiana Catholic newspaper on the New Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was also published by diocesan newspapers throughout the country. Father Maletta was a primary and contributing author of the Gary Diocesan Millennium booklets, Jesus, Holy Spirit, and God the Father.

Over the years, Father Maletta has been a popular public speaker, offering retreats and parish missions throughout the Midwest. Father Maletta has conducted numerous seminars on the relationship of canon and civil law to a life of faith. His seminars on sexbased differences have been well received by both local and national organizations. In recent years, Father Maletta has conducted workshops on the Catechism (as revealed in story).

Professional Memberships

Canon Law Society of America
Indiana Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
National Health Lawyers Association
Catholic Health Association

God bless Fr. Sammie Maletta

TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: frjohnzuhlsdorf; hhsmandate

1 posted on 02/29/2012 11:11:05 AM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 02/29/2012 11:11:54 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

“Let us be clear, President Obama let us be Catholic”

Let? No. 0bama doesn’t get to dictate faith.

3 posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:15 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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4 posted on 02/29/2012 11:52:05 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: NYer

Great Thanks for Sharing, I think I’ll use it tonight at church after mass for our study group.

5 posted on 02/29/2012 11:55:48 AM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: NYer
"...Obama let us be Catholic..."

No, Obama lied to us is what he did. Here's a clip from his speech to a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009:

Rep. Wilson was right!

6 posted on 02/29/2012 11:58:02 AM PST by arasina ((So there.))
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To: NYer
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7 posted on 03/03/2012 3:24:38 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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