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Bishops warned: Obama will seize assets, only proper response is "Courageous Defiance"
SummorumPontificum.net ^ | 4/12/2012 | Brian J. Kopp

Posted on 04/12/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bishops warned: Obama will seize assets, only proper response is "Courageous Defiance"

By Brian Kopp

Cardinal O'Connor's response to Clinton admin abortion mandate:
 "Jail me!"

In a recent Sunday column in Catholic New World, Cardinal Francis George wrote that only three options will exist for Catholic institutions to avoid shutting down under the Obama administration’s HHS mandate: 1) secularize itself, breaking its connection to the church, her moral and social teachings and the oversight of its ministry by the local bishop, 2) pay exorbitant annual fees to avoid paying for birth control-inclusive insurance policies or 3) “sell the institution to a non-Catholic group or to a local government.” 

“The state is making itself into a church,” the Cardinal wrote. (March 6th 2012 Huff Post Chicago, The internet Newspaper: News blogs video Community)


Speaking at the STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RALLY in Goshen, NY on March 23, 2012, Tim Chichester, founder of the Catholic Family Association of America, pointed out that a fourth option, the most important and appropriate one, has not been mentioned. 

And he had a dire warning for the USCCB.


In his talk, Chichester laid out the real threat to our Catholic institutions  in stark terms:
"The strategy behind the abortion / sterilization mandate is to make those institutions indistinguishable from their secular counterparts while loosening the grip of the Constitution. But, you say, what of the threats to close down the hospitals and other vital services? After all, Catholic hospitals make up 13 percent of hospitals and 16 percent of all admissions in the U.S. - won't closure work?
The answer is a strong maybe not. It worked for Cardinal O'Connor in 1994, why not now? The answer is simple. We are dealing with a president who acts like a hard core Marxist ideologue, one for whom lying and deceit are resume enhancers. This is a man who has been recorded advocating for infanticide. A man whose advisers hold that the state owns the rights to body parts of people who are dead or in certain hopeless conditions.
He and his fellow travelers lied through their teeth to the Bart Stupaks as well as to the American public. What makes him trustworthy now? ... "


"...Let's walk through a possible scenario. Obama strings along the phony negotiations through the election cycle, the purpose being to provide the delusion of possible compromise for those too weak-minded to accept the reality of what he is. He wins the election. The phony 'negotiations' fail. The bishops fall back to the worst case scenario of “I will go to jail and shut down the hospitals” Obama calls their bluff. A slew of hospitals and many of the 400 other health centers and 1,500 specialized homes that the Catholic Church operates, start to close.
The crisis grows, the wailing begins, and, in a few weeks, Obama steps into the breach with previously prepared eminent domain filings, based upon the infamous Kelo decision, and transfers the assets representing over 200 years of Christian ministry to various private and commercial, as well as federal state and local political entities.
To Obama and all Marxists this is right and just. Let me illustrate why. In 1965 a thirty something year old woman in Odessa, in the USSR, gave help to a WW II widow who was all but starving on her miniscule war widows pension. The young lady was reported and brought to the militia station, the local police, and warned not to help the old woman. She protested. They said “We don't care – just don't help her.” A short time later she was hauled into the station house and warned again. The third time she was arrested and charged with a felony crime – slander against the state – and sentenced to 18 months of what was euphemistically called “strict regime”, the hardest of the hard labor camps.
The connection I am making here is two-fold. One is that most people have never understood the reasoning behind the Obama's effort to do away with tax deductions for charitable giving. The ideological component is the same as that used against the woman. The State is the father of us all – how dare you presume so much. The tax change is part of a web of rules and actions designed to make religious charity impossible, and thereby weaken the only real ideological opposition to Marxism.
The other connection is the recognition of the rabid anti-religious nature of these people. Simply put, you cannot negotiate with them because they simply cannot be trusted. Again, keep the name Stupak in your head...."
And then, Chichester revealed the only possible response of the leaders of the Church Militant in the face of this unconstitutional attack on our consciences and religious freedoms:


"Defiance
How can we act to make the most of this situation. A glance at the city of Nowa Huta, Poland provides insight. Nowa Huta was described by Brian Whitmore of THE BOSTON GLOBE, as the place “...where George Orwell's dark vision of a perfect industrial metropolis was executed with stunning precision. Until, that is, the workers rose up and overthrew Big Brother"

In this grimy steel town the workers wanted a church. The communists said no. The Archbishop of Kraków, Karol Wojtyla, persisted and defiantly held Mass on the site for years. Workers replaced every cross removed or destroyed by the State. Eventually the State caved.

What is needed now is for our bishops and other religious administrators to publicly defy the mandate and keep the institutions open without compliance. We must not give these Marxists the opportunity to seize the assets of religious and charitable institutions.

Our duty, yours and mine, is to assist them, to encourage them by letters and prayers. But our duty extends far beyond this rally in effort and time. We must make ourselves loud enough to be heard. We must be vigorous and persistent in creating prayerful and lively sit-ins in our politicians offices. We need to wheedle , encourage, beg , plead - what-ever it takes - to get our bishops, rabbis, ministers and priests to get motivated to the point of action. We must help them understand that a single pastoral letter to the flock is worthless without the personal courage to lead from the front. We long ago passed from the diplomatic maneuverings of 1938 to the brutal fighting of Stalingrad.

What is needed is direct, forceful, definitive and ongoing actions by courageous and defiant religious and lay leaders.

We need to tell them we will be standing next to them, saying“I will go to jail with you!”
And above all we must pray daily, unceasingly, for the conversion and confounding of those whose word and deed threaten us and our nation with such malice. We have a right and duty to pray for our deliverance from evil."

To read the text of Chichester's entire presentation,  see the previous post,  Courageous Defiance.


You can also view his presentation on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9pktpXKB-U


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: TeĆ³filo; Cronos; wagglebee; dsc; Deo volente; MarkBsnr; Mad Dawg; ArrogantBustard; ...
We need to tell our bishops that the options laid out so far are not worthy of the Church Militant. The only appropriate option is for our laity to stand in solidarity with our bishops, and for our bishops and other religious administrators to publicly defy the mandate and keep the institutions open without compliance.

If you agree, please help spread this message by email, correspondence, on your own blogs and websites, etc.

2 posted on 04/12/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
“The state is making itself into a church,” the Cardinal wrote.

The good Cardinal is right, but the tense is wrong. Obama has already established a state church. He is now moving to enforce it.

All members of any competing religion, regardless of their theological differences, need to stand together or he will crush us one at a time.

3 posted on 04/12/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Will do, Dr. Brian. These are dark days.

Peace + Blessings,
Sean


4 posted on 04/12/2012 1:40:20 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

0bama shoulld ask Janet Reno to come out of retirement for Waco II.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: JCBreckenridge

As I have said many times. 25% of the hospital beds in the US are in a building with the word Saint on the door. Closing these doors will present a “CRISIS” and we know that Obama doesn’t waste a good crisis.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 1:43:42 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Closing these doors will present a “CRISIS” and we know that Obama doesn’t waste a good crisis.

Exactly.

7 posted on 04/12/2012 1:46:07 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

> “The state is making itself into a church,”

Yes, and the government school collective is its bus ministry.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 1:52:25 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I agree with you, Dr. Kopp. Open defiance is the only course open to us. I will pass the word.

Regards,


9 posted on 04/12/2012 1:54:54 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice; Alamo-Girl

ping.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Dr Kopp is right on! People should get these comments ip. On their Facebook page


11 posted on 04/12/2012 2:00:42 PM PDT by paguch
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Obama will seize assets, only proper response is "Courageous Defiance"

This means martyrs.

Are you ready?

12 posted on 04/12/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Obama will seize assets, only proper response is "Courageous Defiance"

This means martyrs.

Are you ready?

13 posted on 04/12/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

There are going to be martyrs regardless. Our bishops have placed us in a precarious position that Churchill foresaw:

“If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” — Winston Churchill


14 posted on 04/12/2012 2:14:11 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: massgopguy

Obama is Henry VIII redeaux! The Pope must be warned.
Now, where did I put my carrier pidgeon?


15 posted on 04/12/2012 2:14:11 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Salvation
This means martyrs. Are you ready?

That means getting some sleep finally, right?

16 posted on 04/12/2012 2:41:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp; Vigilanteman; JCBreckenridge; forgotten man
That is exacrtly what I said HERE (LINK)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2867430/posts

Please click on over there and check it out.

Cardinal Francis George is exactly, precisely wrong if he thinks we'll "need" to secularize our institutions.

He forgets that Peter, Paul, and every apostle except John died in jail; and John died in exile. Cardinal George "needs" to go to jail--- with the rest of us. Because we are not going to give in.

I've sent my letter (at link) to 37 bishops so far. Get the addresses at the USCCB website.

17 posted on 04/12/2012 2:41:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child that's got his own." Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr)
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To: VermiciousKnid; massgopguy; Westbrook; GreyFriar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2867430/posts - for OPEN DEFIANCE


18 posted on 04/12/2012 2:49:02 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (JAIL (or call it prison ministry): AN EXCELLENT PULPIT AND A SCHOOL FOR SAINTS.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I think we all need to get ready to defy Obama and resist ObamaCare. Churches, hospitals, doctors, businesses, individuals... everybody. We need to resist. I am personally prepared to be resist and am willing to go to jail. I will not buy a Gov’t mandated OCommieCare policy. and I am willing to go to jail.
19 posted on 04/12/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Tax-chick

Yep sure does! Deus Vult!


20 posted on 04/12/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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