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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
KEYWORDS: brianjkopp; briankopp; catholic; freeper; hhsmandate

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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To: JCBreckenridge

Going to jail would be a real downer, but I’m about ready to be shot, if it will help the cause. God and Texas! Liberty or Death!


21 posted on 04/12/2012 2:53:34 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Tax-chick

God and Texas indeed! If you can, then so can I.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 3:00:23 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
If you can, then so can I.

Get shot? Tell me when and where. But I'm not going unless there's convenient free parking and a decent bathroom!

23 posted on 04/12/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

Or better yet, use your internet conection.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 3:08:53 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Our bishops have placed us in a precarious position that Churchill foresaw

So true. I wonder if they realize that their willingness to make common cause with socialism has brought us to this point.

And will they be willing to emulate Cardinal O'Connor's example?

25 posted on 04/12/2012 3:12:13 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Folks who still voted democrat after the Clinton attempt to establish HillaryCare should have known they were supporting fascists who would eventually do exactly the same things that were in HillaryCare whether they could do it legally or not.

Barry has been thrashing around and trying to ignite a Constitutional crisis ever since he was inaugurated and probably thought he'd finally get what he wanted when he released an obviously fraudulent birth certificate as impeachment bait. With no Congressional challenge to his being eligible, and no State refusing him a place on the ballot due to his lack of a Birth Certificate, he's now clearly desperate to ignite a Constitutional crisis any way he can. If all else fails, Barry will obviously ignore the Constitution and clearly state that he is doing so as a challenge to Congress to impeach him.

I believe the Supreme Court will knock down BarryCare and just as Andrew Jackson's reacted to Worcester v. Georgia with "John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it!", Barry will ignore the Court.

Barry wants to play the role of the savior who instigates and oversees the writing of a new Constitution. He sees himself as the father of a new nation built atop the ashes of the United States. Since all the money he's thrown into the rat hole of democrat graft and schemes haven't gotten him praise of the sort FDR enjoyed and leveraged so well, he's going to the next level. After his other fantasies have failed, his narcissism demands that the masses failing to recognize his magnificence be rewarded by violence and violence this election he will have, one way or another.

26 posted on 04/12/2012 3:27:46 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

“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.”

I agree, but I think it would be nice of the hierarchy would support our individual rights not to be included in ObamaCare, either. They should have protected their flock, not just their purses, but that’s water under the bridge; I have no interest in seeing their exemption protected while a Catholic’s small business isn’t, and can only hope the whole thing gets tossed.


27 posted on 04/12/2012 3:47:38 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Wow! This is a very disturbing post. however, it states the case against this administration better than anything I have rfead yet.

A few weeks ago I posted on one of these messagesn that I believed it would become essential for Bishops and other dedicated Catholics to defy the government and refuse to close the facilities Also, we must refuse to pay the fines, etc. and actually goad the government into arresting thousands of people who will fill the ajils with law-abiding Christian witnesses to the totalitarian schemes of this administration.

This article says it all brilliantly by comparing it to the Polisr RC Church’s experience with the communist regime.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 3:58:23 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Wow! This is a very disturbing post. however, it states the case against this administration better than anything I have rfead yet.

A few weeks ago I posted on one of these messagesn that I believed it would become essential for Bishops and other dedicated Catholics to defy the government and refuse to close the facilities Also, we must refuse to pay the fines, etc. and actually goad the government into arresting thousands of people who will fill the ajils with law-abiding Christian witnesses to the totalitarian schemes of this administration.

This article says it all brilliantly by comparing it to the Polisr RC Church’s experience with the communist regime.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 3:58:41 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Vivo Christo Rey!!!

(good to see you back)


30 posted on 04/12/2012 5:01:09 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: massgopguy

He wants that crisis. Then he can blame the Catholic church, seize the hospitals, and force socialised medicine. This whole thing was planned and scripted out. The Catholic church is playing part as they expected.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 5:16:15 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Salvation

It’s almost easier to picture a dramatic but quick martyrdom than what I’m afraid we are really called to do.

Remember St. Peter said he would die for Jesus, but a few hours later was unprepared to endure mere embarrassment for him.

I don’t think God wants the mortal drama. I think he wants us to make the slow and painful sacrifice of daily attempts to explain this church-state issue to people who don’t care and vocally defend the Church against those who want Her gone. Although ultimately some could be called to give their lives for their faith, far more of us will simply be called to put up with prolonged ridicule and disdain. We may have to let well-loved family members walk off in a huff. In some ways that sort of thing is harder, because it is ongoing.

It reminds me of the sacrifices of parenthood. Every parent will say they will go under a bus to save their kid. But how many will, day after day, year after year, patiently train their kids to be honest, chaste, brave, generous, fair, etc., instead of caving in to the tantrums or the bad trends in the culture?

It’s a long-term, humbling commitment.

Oh, and we will succeed only with the help and presence of the Holy Spirit. So don’t make a move without Him.


32 posted on 04/12/2012 5:31:49 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

**I think he wants us to make the slow and painful sacrifice of daily ** rosaries and chaplets of Divine Mercy.


33 posted on 04/12/2012 5:45:15 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

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.”

That might be so, but I reckon the bishops must not think it’s too big of a deal, or they would use public discipline on public Catholics that voted for and support the thing publicly. It’s like wailing that your house is burning down and saying I could use a garden hose, buckets from the creek, or hope it will rain but never yell “fire” or call the fire dept. It just gives the impression that it must not be too big a deal when you get right down to it.

Freegards


34 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:13 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: GreyFriar

I think those who defy the regime will be taken into “protective custody” and held indefinitely without trial.


35 posted on 04/12/2012 6:23:09 PM PDT by zot
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I, too will pass the word. There is NO other way. Open defiance also causes obama and those upon his dance card to mostly be limited to more or less overt moves, too. Although I’m not looking forward to his “Committee of Public Safety,” I must admit.


36 posted on 04/12/2012 6:27:46 PM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
The following is the text of Chichester's entire presentation.You can also view his presentation on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9pktpXKB-U

Courageous Defiance

Timothy A. Chichester
STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RALLY
Delivered 23 March, 2012, Goshen, NY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9pktpXKB-U

CourageousDefiance


Some 3400 years ago a man stood before a king and said the most astonishing of things. He said that the king's authority was limited by God, not the mere will of the king. In Moses we see that courageous defiance to illegitimate authority that grows within the Jewish tradition.

Some1200 years later a man rode into battle under shields and banners marked with the Greek letters Chi and Rho, the monogram for Christ. And with this came the long, painful change in the way men saw each other. With the freedom of religion granted by Constantine, the idea that man derived his dignity from his Creator, an idea carried to us from the bosom of Abraham, is unleashed upon a brutal pagan world, a world mired in the unjust economics of slavery.

Through the centuries the hope of The Prince of Peace flowed over the debauched Roman empire and raised a new civilization, a civilization that saw, with increasing clarity, that it was true, that the dignity of each man was not granted by the State, but was a boon, a boon bestowed without price, a boon innate, a boon granted by an unspeakably loving God. The slow progress of Christian humanism,sometimes even glacial, often beset by the selfish nature of fallen man, ran arrow true, and resulted in the rise of what we know to be, Christianity, currently called Western Civilization, the most creative, peaceful, prosperous and free civilization ever.

That arrow passed through the blood of many courageous men who suffered and died to
shape a future that ensured that the State reflect the God-given dignity of man. That arrow passed through a room 236 years ago, through the hearts of men steeped in Christian culture and humanism. Then that arrow sped outward with it a flaming banner emblazoned with words that reflect natural law and the true, innate, dignity of man as bestowed by Almighty God: 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."

...Rights guaranteed by a miraculous political document that began with the words

"We the People"
and closed with the words

"...in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven"

It was a constitution that former slave Fredrick Douglass described as "a glorious liberty document." We were blessed with a Declaration of Independence that acknowledged the spiritual natur eand rights of man and a Constitution to enshroud and enable them. Not unlike the melding of a body and soul.

Following the initial signing of the US Constitution, France 's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens, emerged with generalities enabling an atheistic view quite opposed to Christian culture. In what I believe to be the most calamitous moment in the history of man, a nation declared that God did not exist. The pagans got it right. Even the murderous Aztec's, demonic in their human sacrifice,understood the reality of a transcendent deity. No one had ever thought so small as these enlightened ones who were the proto-marxists. France descended into a bloodbath that preshadowed the atheistic socialist regimes to come. The war on religion itself had become overt.

Within two generations the spiritual sewerage spawned from that atheistic ideology was recognizable enough as such a profound danger to civilization that the Vatican condemned Communism by name in 1846,two years before Karl Marx and Friedric Engles were commissioned by the German Communist League to write The Communist Manifesto.

In1891, twenty-seven years before the Bolshevik revolution, the war between the Church and the socialists for the heart of the workingman resulted in the detailed analysis and condemnation of socialism in the encyclical on capital and labor titled Rerum Novarum (which means New Things). In 1917 the war again turned bloody. Lenin asked who would be the communists Saint-Just, referring to the Frenchman behind the Reign of Terror, and found him in Felix Dzerzhinsky, and the Terror began.

The history of the20th century is that of torrents of blood shed by the various stripes of Marxists, shed always with the harmonics of miasmic rage about man and his opiate, his religion.

The Present

I have sketched the history that has led us to this time. To a time when a self-avowed Marxist with a sworn animosity toward our Constitution, has become so emboldened as to dismiss the First Amendment and crush the Orthodox Jews and Christians who now are almost the only ones left who understand the peril, and have the spiritual resources to resist. The British, those sorry lab rats for a new world order, having voluntarily reached a level of pragmatic atheism exceeding that of the old Soviet Union, no longer have the power to resist the totalitarian State now descending upon them.

Others have talked and will talk about the Health Care Mandate and the need to overturnit. I am now going to talk to you about the duty we have to actively resist.
Since Marxist Socialist ideology holds that "Truth is what serves the State today," and that man is simply an economic unit, any behavior was,and is justified. This is a very, very, important distinction between Judeo-Christian morality and that of the Marxist Socialist. 

It goes to the heart of why so many Jews and Christians alike have been seduced wholesale away from the foundations that held them fast for centuries. It goes to the heart of why the Catholic bishops,charged with transmitting the Deposit of Faith from generation to generation, were 'surprised' by a White House lecture on how they needed to listen to the enlightened ones, the pragmatic Catholic apostates like Pelosi and Durbin, who are so willing to serve our pragmatic atheist and Marxist, Barak Hussein Obama.

The issue is much greater than the apparent First Amendment abuse. It is about making irrelevant those Christian institutions that constitute the main line of resistance to Marxist dominance over the US political sphere. 

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?

The Kelo Scenario Eminent Domain Seizure
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 t oa 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. Sheprotested. 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.

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 Krakow, 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.

37 posted on 04/12/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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From Wikipedia:

Lawrence of Rome (c. 225 – 258) was one of the seven deacons of ancient Rome, serving under Pope St. Sixtus II, who were martyred during the persecution of Valerian in 258.

After the death of Sixtus, the prefect of Rome demanded that Lawrence turn over the riches of the Church. Ambrose is the earliest source for the tale that Lawrence asked for three days to gather together the wealth. Lawrence worked swiftly to distribute as much Church property to the poor as possible, so as to prevent its being seized by the prefect. On the third day, at the head of a small delegation, he presented himself to the prefect, and when ordered to give up the treasures of the Church, he presented the poor, the crippled, the blind and the suffering, and said that these were the true treasures of the Church. One account records him declaring to the prefect, "The Church is truly rich, far richer than your emperor." This act of defiance led directly to his martyrdom.


41 posted on 04/13/2012 7:38:30 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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43 posted on 04/17/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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