Skip to comments.Do Catholic Bishops Miss Obama
Posted on 02/16/2017 11:43:41 AM PST by from occupied ga
Donald Trump has scared the devil out of Americas Catholic bishops. They have supported the Democrat agenda for so long global warming, amnesty, raising the minimum wage, and national health care that they cant seem to let go.
As a result, with few exceptions, these prelates have blithely ignored Trumps defense of moral principles supported by the Church on abortion, on religious freedom, on radical federal judges, and on education.
Given Trumps reversals of Obamas pernicious policies, why arent Catholic bishops cheering? Why havent they told the faithful and the public that at last we have a president who defends the rights of the unborn, who defies the United Nations bureaucrats, global warming, and population control, and who will put families, and not bureaucrats, back in charge of their childrens schools?
In various ways I have asked countless bishops this question, and none of them will answer. In fact, only one responded at all. He wrote: I do not have time to answer your question.
In the meantime, Obamanite attacks on the Church continue. In the last week alone, two Billionaire Blogs have featured anti-Catholic tirades. The Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder and internationalist Jeff Bezos, and the New York Times, funded by Mexican favorite Corrupto pal Carlos Slim, oozed with vengeance and ignorance as they railed against Catholic political intrigues and fascist cardinals in Rome.
Unfortunately, millions of Americans garner what little they know about the Catholic Church from these Deadwood Media, as well as late-night comedy shows and liberal politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. Ignorance reigns supreme.
And yet, for some reason Americas Catholic bishops refuse to respond to these attacks and answer simple questions about their political agenda. So those questions persist, as they should. They deserve an answer. Here are some of them:
Aristotle and Aquinas tell us that a virtuous act must be voluntary. Is paying your taxes voluntary?
According to Saint Paul, charity is the highest virtue. Is government funding really charity?
Speaking of government funding, Catholic bishops and their welfare agencies receive a billion dollars a year from the taxpayer. Do the bishops ever give credit to the taxpayer for this largesse? Or do they save their gratitude and praise for their generous government paymasters?
Catholic hospitals, universities, and welfare agencies routinely solicit charitable contributions from the Catholic laity. Yet they dont tell prospective donors that they already gave at the office through their taxes. Why the silence?
Federally-funded Catholic institutions quickly leap to obey each new government regulation and bureaucratic directive, while ignoring or even defying Catholic moral teaching and practices in their operations. How did this come to pass?
Leading bishops confirm the Pew Trusts finding that thirty million Americans today call themselves ex-Catholics. Why have so many millions left? Do the bishops care if they lose thirty million more?
Mexicos endangered Catholic bishops parrot the slanders of their countrys Corrupto elites, condemning Americans as selfish bigots, xenophobes and racists. Americas bishops, instead of defending their fellow citizens, join in, accusing them with the same vile epithets. Why?
For all practical purposes, Americas bishops and their intricate network of independent welfare agencies actually operate as mere subsidiaries of the federal government. For instance, they receive hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars a year to harbor aliens, both legal and illegal, as well as Moslem refugees sent by the United Nations. Could the bishops support of amnesty and their sustained opposition to Trump possibly be motivated by fear of losing those taxpayer dollars when the president terminates those programs?
Since so many Catholics have left the American Church, those who remain in the pews are increasingly Hispanic, especially among the young. Does the bishops advocacy of massive immigration, amnesty for illegal aliens, and welfare funding for immigrants imply that they have virtually given up on everybody else?
Like most advocates of the liberal social justice agenda, Americas Catholic bishops were stunned (and many were horrified) by the results of the presidential election. They were comfortably prepared for Hillary Clintons policies on immigration, welfare spending, global warming, racial preferences, and funding for their welfare agencies. When they recover from their shock if they recover at all these questions will still be around.
And so will Donald Trump.
They probably miss the Money
I don't think they've been cut off yet. They're probably afraid that their trotters will be forced out of the public trough.
No, and their “pope” is a fakkin communist.
Catholics I like just fine... the “Catholic Church” as an institution is a cesspool.
Bishops playing in politics will prove to be a deadly mistake for them and their already bleeding church..
The bishop of Rome misses him.
Rotten at the top
Pair of government worshiping statists
Miss Obama? Sounds like a transvestite beauty contest.
Miss Obama? Is the former President transitioning?
USCCB Delenda Est.
My experience with Catholic clergy is that they are extremely ignorant of economics. There are many things in economics on which leftists like Robert Reich and Tom Friedman agree with Conservatives like Walter Williams.
But Catholic clergy are totally ignorant of those things. The ones Ive met could never explain the law of wages and prices, or what a profit margin is.
The Church has seen worse. I’m staying for the Eucharist.
“Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. They said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, I have come down from heaven? Jesus answered them, Do not murmur among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh. The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever. This he said in the synagogue, as he taught at Caper’na-um. Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, This is a hard saying; who can listen to it? But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you that do not believe. For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. And he said, This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father. After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. Jesus said to the twelve, Do you also wish to go away? Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God. Jesus answered them, Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was to betray him”
**Do Catholic Bishops Miss Obama**
With a very few exceptions they never had to work for a living. They never had to compete in the marketplace to provide for their families. Their experience is basically the welfare state model where someone else contributes to your upkeep. So naturally they cling to a socialist government - just imaging how much good you could do if you just were able to get enough of other peoples' money, how many poor illegal immigrants you could shelter, what a wonderful center for midnight basketball you could build, etc.
Yet the lay Catholics got on the Trump train a long time ago.
Look for the Bishop of Rome to step down in the next year or two. He is 80.
I am staying for both the word and the sacraments.
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