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Posted on 06/20/2014 7:01:30 PM PDT by franky8
Dear Editor Pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians like Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Andrew Cuomo ought to be ashamed of themselves.
So should their do-nothing bishops----Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, DC, Cardinal O'Malley of Boston and Cardinal Dolan of New York!
How dare these politicians vote for abortion and Planned Parenthood time after time after time?
And how dare their bishops not discipline them, thereby scandalizing and demoralizing good Catholics?
You bet we mad at both. We are angry for all the babies who die while 'Catholic' politicians and bishops hobnob and dine and issue statements about peace and justice all the while the holocaust of the unborn goes on, directly aided and abetted by their action and inaction.
The blood of the babies is on the hands of the pro-abortion politicians for their sins of commission! The blood of the babies is on the hands of the do-nothing bishops for their sins of omission!
This isn't that hard, really.
Earlier in my own life, abortion was illegal.
And Catholics who wanted to go into public life as politicians, or those called to the priesthood and were elevated to becoming bishops, knew that abortion was always and everywhere wrong and anyone who voted for it or participated in this crime would be excommunicated, denied communion, and denied all of the Sacraments until they repented of their evil ways!
This is in fact the most merciful way to help sinners change, so that they don't burn in the fires of hell!
At Citizens Concerned with Human Life, we have been fighting every day since the 1990s to end abortion. We are scandalized that the American bishops of the Catholic Church are not doing their job! It is within my rights as a Catholic to first ask, and then demand that our shepherds, our bishops take action now!
For decades we complained about Mario Cuomo and Teddy Kennedy, as two of the earliest prominent pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians. Their horrible track records of voting for abortion and for Planned Parenthood's filthy and evil ways were a matter of public record. Despite that, they were celebrated by their bishops and were ultimately buried with full honors in a Catholic Church, with their respective Cardinals watching on.
And since they weren't corrected, admonished, shunned and excommunicated, their sinful support of abortion and Planned Parenthood is now touted and expanded by their own kids and family members!
A whole new generation of Cuomos and Kennedy 'Catholics' are in public life right now voting for and advocating for abortion and Planned Parenthood!
Had only Ted Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo's bishops acted then, maybe their progeny----and millions more American Catholics----would have said "I don't want to be embarrassed and excommunicated like Mario Cuomo and Ted Kennedy. There must be something seriously wrong with supporting abortion and Planned Parenthood. I'll find out more, and do more, and I'll be pro-life."
But that didn't happen! What a shame! What a wasted opportunity of saving so many souls! How many Catholics were led astray, putting their own immortal souls in jeopardy!
Don't tell me it didn't matter then, or doesn't matter now. In fact, today, if you ask 'sweet, Church-going little old ladies' from Ted Kennedy's home state of Massachusetts about him, they'll tell you what a wonderful man he was. And good-hearted New York Catholics still say what a fine man Mario Cuomo was, so why not vote for his son Andrew?
Since the bishops didn't speak, the people in the pews think abortion and Planned Parenthood are a-ok!
And the only one saying it's not ok is American Life League and a few other voices crying in the wilderness! Enough is enough! It's time for the American bishops to put their mouth where their money is and come out in favor of LIFE!
I love my fellow Americans and my fellow Catholics too much to let these sins that cry out to heaven for justice go on any longer. I have followed biblical precepts of approaching pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians and do-nothing bishops quietly and privately first, and then returning with others to persuade and point out the error of their ways.
But they're not listening! So now, we must do like the bible says, and expose them for what they are until they change or get out of the way of righteousness! As Christ Himself counseled us to do:
"If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector." ---- Matthew 18:15-17
In short, all Catholic politicians must vote against abortion and against Planned Parenthood funding, and if they don't, Catholic bishops must act swiftly and publically to explain why what they are doing is wrong and declare them excommunicated, to save all other Catholics from being led astray.
And if neither are willing to change, then it is up to us to hold them accountable, and to defend the babies and the faith, regardless of the discomfort we feel. This is not easy work, nor fun to do. I wish I didn't have to do it. But no one else is or will, so if you agree with me, I need your help today! Please click on this link and go to our website where you can make a gift today!
Your gift today will help ALL carry the fight for the babies all the way to the top, allowing us to do the investigation, research and boots-on-the-ground activism necessary to end abortion and hold 'Catholic' politicians and do-nothing bishops accountable!
How else will Nancy Pelosi/Cardinal Wuerl, John Kerry/Cardinal O'Malley, and Andrew Cuomo/Cardinal Dolan understand the eternal risk they face?
How else will we be able to end the slaughter of the innocent babies if they don't join us in this fight?
We need to pray and work like never before to set things right, as babies are dying every single day, and souls are being led astray. Please pray for victory against the evil of abortion!
Sincerely yours in the Lord, Who IS Life,
Frank Cunningham Citizens Concerned with Human Life Mifflin Juniata Inc.
Dear Fellow Citizens,
Your letter sharing with me your thoughts on the upcoming March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., was forwarded to me while I was attending meetings out of town, and I have reflected on what you have to say. I appreciate your affirmation of my Churchs teachingnot unique to our religion, but a truth accessible to anyone of good willon the intrinsic human dignity of all people, irrespective of their stage and condition in life. That principle requires us to respect and protect each and every member of the human family, from the precious child in the womb to the frail elderly person nearing death. It also requires me, as a bishop, to proclaim the truththe whole truthabout the human person and Gods will for our flourishing. I must do that in season and out of season, even when truths that it is my duty
to uphold and teach are unpopular, including especially the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife. That is what will be doing on June 19th.
With regard to your request that I not attend the March, and the reasons you give for this request, allow me to explain the following points.
1. The March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT (as some have described it); it is not anti-anyone or anti-anything. Rather, it is a pro-marriage March. The latter does not imply the former. Rather, it affirms the great good of bringing the two halves of humanity together so that a man and a woman may bond with each other and with any children who come from their union. This is precisely the vision promoted by Pope Francis, who recently said, We must reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family with a father and mother. Rest assured that if the point of this event were to single out a group of individuals and target them for hatred, I most certainly would not be there.
2. While I cannot go into all of the details here of your allegations against the sponsors of this event and scheduled speakers, I do know that at least some of what you say is based on misinterpretation or is simply factually incorrect. For example, it is not true that the National Organization for Marriage connects homosexuality with pedophilia and incest. What is true is that three years ago a conference was sponsored in Baltimore by the group B4U-ACT for the purpose of finding ways to encourage tolerance for pedophilia. A statement on NOMs blogpost objecting to this conference affirmed that this is something that would outrage people in the gay community as well. Unfortunately, many conclusions are being drawn about those involved in the March for Marriage based on false impressions.
3. It gives me assurance that we share a common disdain for harsh and hateful rhetoric. It must be pointed out, though, that there is plenty of offensive rhetoric which flows in the opposite direction. In fact, for those who support the conjugal understanding of marriage, the attacks have not stopped at rhetoric. Simply for taking a stand for marriage as it has been understood
in every human society for millennia, people have lost their jobs, lost their livelihoods, and have suffered other types of retribution, including physical violence. It is true that historically in our society violence has been perpetrated against persons who experience attraction to members of the same sex, and this is to be deplored and eradicated. Sadly, though, we are now beginning to see examples, although thankfully not widespread, of even physical violence against those who hold to the conjugal view of marriage (such as, most notably, the attempted gunning down of those who work in the offices of the Family Research Council). While it is true that free speech can be used to offend others, it is not so much people exercising their right to free speech that drives us further apart than people punished precisely for doing so that does.
4. Please do not make judgments based on stereotypes, media images and comments taken out of context. Rather, get to know us first as fellow human beings. I myself am willing to meet personally with any of you not only to dialogue, but simply so that we can get to know each other. It is the personal encounter that changes the vision of the other and softens the heart.
In the end, love is the answer, and this can happen even between people with such deep disagreements. That may sound fanciful and far-fetched, but it is true, it is possible. I know it is possible, I know this from personal experience. When we come together seeking to understand the other with good will, miracles can happen.
When all is said and done, then, there is only one thing that I would ask of you more than anything else: before you judge us, get to know us.
Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco
There is a great battle in the Church since Vatican II.
The gang of mostly priests that actually get the microphone are the socialist Left in the Catholic Church.
The bishops who entertain their message are also on the political Left, shushing the traditional Catholics, hobnobbing with Lefty power brokers.
Cardinal Dolan (NY) is no friend to simple tradiional Catholics either.
We know them by their fruit. The good ones are rarely vocal as that requires courage.
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Elites are elites, whether political, governmental, educational, military, corporate, media or clerical.
Thank you very much, dear narses.
Cuomo falls under the bishop of Rochester, not Dolan.
Pelosi falls under the bishop of San Francisco, not Wuerl.
Don’t know about Kerry. Write a letter to their bishops and see what they say about giving communion to them, especially Pelosi, since she was publically rebuked by Cardinal Raymond Burke last last September, who said she should not be alllowed to receive communion. Cardinal Burke is the head of the highest court in the Vatican.
Lets see if Salvatore is the real deal.
God, please be with Salvatore now and enter his soul to fight this evil!
“There is a great battle in the Church since Vatican II.”
Try “since A.D. 33”.
And shame on all the Catholic laity who voted those pro-abortion politicians into office, KNOWING full well the Church’s teaching on abortion.
Thank you, you are correct.
Or since Genesis 3.
Preach it sista!
The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops!
Amen! I know I did not vote for Coumo and remember you did not too. That was November 2010. I voted then left ny a month later. I watch him on TV. He is a trip. I also think he is cursed. Ny had two “ 50 year” hurricanes with him. His press conferences on Sandy were interesting he blamed it on Lipa. He picked those people. Fake phony fraud .
Then how does that make them good?
I REMEMBER S HOMILY NY A LOCAL PRIEST DEFENDING THE
I CERTAINLY NEVER WENT BACK FOR ADDITIONAL TUTELAGE
“The Harrisburg Seven were a group of religious anti-war activists, led by Philip Berrigan, charged in 1971 in a failed conspiracy case in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, located at Harrisburg. The “Seven” were Berrigan, Sister Elizabeth McAlister, Rev. Neil McLaughlin, Rev. Joseph Wenderoth, Eqbal Ahmad, Anthony Scoblick, and Mary Cain Scoblick.
The group was unsuccessfully prosecuted for alleged criminal plots during the Vietnam War era. Six of the seven were Roman Catholic nuns or priests. The seventh, Ahmad, was a Pakistani journalist, American-trained political scientist, and self-described “odd man out” of the group. Haverford College physics professor William C. Davidon was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case. In 1970, the group attracted government attention when Berrigan, then imprisoned, and McAlister were caught trading letters that alluded to kidnapping National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and blowing up steam tunnels.”
AND TO THINK I PLAYED BASEBALL WITH HIS FATHER. THIS COUMO’S GRAND PARENTS MUST TURN IN THEIR GRAVE.
PRAYER FOR PRIESS
GOD our FATHER,
WHO wills that all men be saved
And come to the knowledge of YOUR Truth:
We beg you to send
Laborers into YOUR harvest,
And grant them grace to speak YOUR Word
With all boldness; so that YOUR Word
May spread and be glorified,
And all nations may know YOU,
The only GOD, and HIM WHOM YOU have sent,
JESUS CHRIST YOUR SON, Our LORD. Amen.
Okay— you may have a point. But, I shouldn’t have said because these quieter priests in the US aren’t giving interviews on channel 2 in California, that they lack courage. Many do have courage, know their vocation and are grounded in prayer and Trust.
But let me say this, silence has become golden, considering the noise of the cabal out there yowling indignantly for more poor and socialist “workers” to swamp our churches and our country, proudly passing our Lord through the border fence to who knows who, for the cameras.
I think that before you call us “hypocrits” (sic) you should learn the correct spelling of the word...
It was written by a Catholic, Teófilo.
THE WORD IS AS SKEWED AS THE PARISHIONER WHO IS PART OF THOSE PARISHIONERS WHO DO NOT MAKE UP THE CONFESSIONAL LINE ON SAT.
150 GO UP FOR THE EUCHARIST ON SUNDAY. I JUST WONDER HOW MANY OF THEM ARE IN THE STATE OF GRACE? 3-4 ON LINE ON SATURDAY GOING TO CONFESSION AND 150 RECEIVE.
AND I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHEWED GUM WHILE RECEIVING. I ATTENDED MASS ON PENTECOST A FEW YEARS AGO. IMAGINE? NO ONE KNEW THE ANSWER TO WHAT PENTECOST MEANT TO THE CHURCH. THE AVERAGE CATHOLIC WOULD BE CHEWED UP AND SPIT OUT IF THEY WERE CALLED ON FOR APOLOGETICS
I GREW UP IN THE 1930S AND 1940S. WE KNEW OUR CATECHISM. ST PAUL WOULD BE HAVING FITS IF HE WERE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE TODAY
I AM ACTIVE IN PRO LIFE AND IT WOULD AMAZE YOU IF YOU KNEW HOW MANY IN THE PEWS ON SUNDAY THINK IT IS A POLITICAL ISSUE
I HAVE HAD THE LAY PRINCIPAL OF OUR SCHOOL TELL ME SHE DOESN’T WANT THE KIDS TO “PROTEST”
I BELIEVE THE AVERAGE CATHOLIC, TODAY, DOESN’T KNOW WHAT SIN IS. WHEN DID YOU LAST HEAR A HOMILY ABOUT SIN? AND WHY DO PRIESTS RECEIVE UNSIGNED LETTERS OR EMAILS PROTESTING HOMILIES ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE
Not in the Phoenix metro area. You're lucky if you get to go to confession after waiting in line for an hour.
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