Skip to comments.Catholics, Evangelicals May Coordinate on Religious Freedom Event This Summer
Posted on 05/25/2012 6:28:25 AM PDT by marshmallow
The U.S. Catholic Church will hold an event this summer called "Fortnight for Freedom" to bring attention to religious freedom issues. The Christian Post has learned that discussions are underway to include evangelical organizations with these events. Evangelical organizations have expressed solidarity with Catholic leaders who oppose the Obama administration's birth control mandate, which, they argue, is a religious freedom issue.
In separate interviews, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokesperson for the USCCB, and Galen Carey, vice president for government relations at the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), both confirmed that discussions have taken place on how evangelicals might coordinate events with Catholics for "Fortnight for Freedom," but nothing has been finalized.
The Catholic bishops "have invited us to join them," Carey said Tuesday. "There have been discussions, we're not exactly sure what form that might take, but we certainly have expressed our solidarity with Catholics on [the religious freedom] issue."
"Fortnight for Freedom" will take place for two weeks this summer and end on the Fourth of July holiday.
(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...
You could hold a massive event and I’ll bet the MSM will hardly cover it. Still sounds like a good idea.
There are significant issues of disagreement amongst Catholics and Evangelical Protestants, but the opposition coming from Washington is rallying both groups to focus on their common love of Christ and His commands.
Persecution brings unity
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
In my humble opinion what we agree on is of much more significance, especially in the long term and broader picture. One may have profound disagreements with one's brother but at the end of the day, claiming the same Father and His Son as King, we are still "family".
When did “Protestants” become “Evangelicals?”
I’ll tell you when: when the MSM found it more helpful to describe American churchgoers as... well, overly-enthusiastic in their beliefs. Because churchgoers actually oppose abortion and such! ...Can we call them “crazy?” We really should call them “crazy.”
Oh, we can’t call them crazy? Well, since they’re so enthusiastic about spreading their crazy faith, let’s at least call them “Evangelicals.” Everyone on board with that? OKAY!
I think FReepers should adopt the common-sense, age-old policy of calling Protestants “Protestants.”
Don’t ever let the MSM change the words we use for common things.
There has obviously been a huge divergence in Protestantism between the liberal churches, who support abortion, homosexuality, etc., and the more orthodox, Biblical churches. “Evangelical” has come to be used to describe the latter.
Ill tell you when: when the MSM found it more helpful to describe American churchgoers as... well, overly-enthusiastic in their beliefs. Because churchgoers actually oppose abortion and such! ...Can we call them crazy? We really should call them crazy.When did Protestants become Evangelicals?
Oh, we cant call them crazy? Well, since theyre so enthusiastic about spreading their crazy faith, lets at least call them Evangelicals. Everyone on board with that? OKAY!
What people call the MSM is actually, centrally, wire service journalism. The conversation you posit may not have literally occurred, but in a virtual reality sense, it did. It occurred via the Associated Press newswire, where promoting criticism (journalisms forte) over performance (the province of the private sector) is de rigeur.I think FReepers should adopt the common-sense, age-old policy of calling Protestants Protestants."People of the same trade seldom meet together even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or some contrivance to raise prices." - Adam SmithThe wire is a continuous, 24/7 meeting of "people of the same trade. It is nothing more than natural that it functions as "a conspiracy against the public."
Dont ever let the MSM change the words we use for common things.
Our political lexicon is hopelessly corrupted by journalist-promoted Newspeak. Liberal used to describe people like us, who oppose big government. But in America, "liberalism" was given its American Newspeak - essentially inverted - meaning in the 1920s (source: Safire's New Political Dictionary). The fact that the American socialists have acquired a word to exploit is bad enough; the real disaster is that we do not now have a word which truly descriptive of our own political perspective. We only have the smear words which the socialists have assigned to us.
And make no mistake, in America "conservative" is inherently a negative connotation - we know that just as surely as we know that every American marketer loves to boldly proclaim that whatever product he is flogging is NEW!
It seems a little useless to depend solely on ‘members of the Catholic church’ and ‘the vast diversity of all non-Catholic Christianity’ when discussing religion in America.
Or . . . Fundamentalist Protestants might learn what Catholics really think of them and, after doing a little historical research into the ahistoricity of Protestantism, may begin to question some of their own chrstian assumptions.
It's going to be an interesting summer.
“In my humble opinion what we agree on is of much more significance, especially in the long term and broader picture.”
Agreed, this is unquestionably so, yet the focus is constantly placed on the perhaps 5% of Doctrine on which we disagree.
Good. I don’t agree with everything my Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ believe (otherwise I’d be Catholic) but surely we can and must stand together in the name of freedom to worship the Risen Lord Jesus Christ in a manner we choose.
Evangelicals may well find out how highly many Catholics esteem them and their witness for Christ. We've got their backs and increasingly, they have had ours. The actual Catholic Press is brutal and rightfully so on "Catholic" Demonrat abortion lovers. We want the "Catholic" pro-abort politicos excommunicated by the diocesan ordinaries, denied the Eucharist, publicly humiliated and defeated by embarrassingly large margins.
May the recently deceased pro-life heroes the Rev. Mr. Charles Colson and Fr. Norman Weslin plead all of our cases before the Throne of God now and forever.
May God bless both of you and yours!
What binds us together?
America's founding paragraph:
"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, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."
And the Constitution of the United States:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
And you and yours, my FRiend.
I have been toying with the idea of asking you something for a while now, and now since I have your attention I suppose I should take advantage of the situation and do so. I am aware that you are quite hostile to "traditionalist" Catholic groups such as SSPX (and I'm certainly no fan of their vicious anti-Semitism), but there's something I don't understand: you seem to be more like them in your own beliefs than you are to mainstream Catholics, especially in America. How do you deal with the cognitive dissonance of opposing people who believe more like you do and championing a pope who is an evolutionist and a Teilhardian? (See this article critiquing the current Pope's modernism.) I myself could not stomach being in communion with liberals or modernists, and (as I have said so often) even if I had remained in the Catholic Church the behavior of most Catholic FReepers would have long ago shamed and embarrassed me out of it.
However, I'm not totally a big anti-Catholic meanie. Plsease see this post of mine in which I defend traditional Catholics and criticize liberal (or at least hypocritical) Jewish "dialogue partners.
EternalVigilance, thank you for your post as well.
‘Evangelical has come to be used to describe the latter.’
Yeah, and it’s pejorative. In the public mind, it means “religious whack-job.” There’s no reason for all Protestants, theological differences aside on abortion, not to be described as Protestant.
Describing a particular church as “evangelical” is a way to marginalize them.
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