And then there was more:
Burke, who was named prefect of the Vatican’s Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature in June, told the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire that the U.S. Democratic Party risked “transforming itself definitively into a party of death for its decisions on bioethical issues.” He then attacked two of the party’s most high profile Catholics — vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — for misrepresenting Church teaching on abortion.
I tell you: it is comming. Finally. Can’t wait.
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Fr. Calloway, years ago, told me that the seminaries were all full of conservative men and they were “coming to a parish near you.” I’ve been waiting … and waiting …
It seems like our new Pope is rewinding things, as my husband says, and undo-ing the things that haven’t worked right from Vatican II.
I’m also so glad that there is a U.S. representative on this liturgical council. I guess I never knew that there WASN’T someone from the US on this sort of council before. Wow.
Also, my husband and I finally saw the movie, Becket, from where these clips come. I’m glad you warned us about some of the scenes being risque or I would have thought it to be a great family film. I was actually kind of shocked that films back then showed that much *skin*. And, man, talk about women being treated with no respect … maybe we’re not doing so badly in today’s day and age. Thank goodness we never showed it to the kids. The movie was very good, but I’d rather have the kids watch the Disney princesses at this stage … sigh.
Arrogance and stupidity appear to be two of the more solid planks in the Democratic Party platform. And many liberal Catholics (can we say anathema!?) have clearly found a home there among like-minded colleagues.
But what is most amusing is that this will cause an uproar, since they have had 30 years of not being challenged, and they don’t know what it feels like yet. But they will get used to it. Oh yes, they will get used to it!
I think one of the articles to which Father’s blog pointed made a very charitable point and that is that the Democratic Party was the party that rescued families after the Depression. I think that’s what so many staunch CAtholic Democrats (esp those over the age of 70) think of when they hang onto this Party. That is a *loyal* generation and they have remained loyal to this Party even though the Party ideals of that day have long since evaporated. I’m no expert on politics so I don’t know all of the philosophies of the Party from the Post WWII period vs today … but I suspect the Party has changed considerably.
what I think also damages the average Catholic voter is the mixed messages. I know of many Catholics who, during each election, will cite something to me of how the Catholic Church supports their voting for the Democratic candidate because when no candidate is fully in line with the Church teaching, then you must make the best vote you can make. Since no candidate EVER is 100% in line with Catholic teaching, then of course they take this as an open invitation to vote for whomever they want. Even though the Church will subtley imply that key life issues must be considered in the forefront, She has been very subtle! So, most people either don’t even SEE this or they can easily toss it out the window. I’m hoping these bishops will be CLEAR and BOLD .. .that is what they need to do. There can be no room for doubt.
So, Knight Errant … I hope you’re right! I hope the American Catholics will be forced to get used to being challenged.
Obama cannot be voted for by a well-informed Catholic without a serious case to made for mortal sin. And I agree that McCain is only marginally better on life issues, although the argument is perhaps reasonable in his case, as he is OK on much of pro-life, and waffles on the rest. Hopefully Palin can influence him.
The point is that voting for Obama by a Catholic (and in fact Catholics make up the largest voter block in his corner) can only be a result of ignorance (and how culpable that makes you is clearly up to God to determine) or disobedience (read clear mortal sin) of/to Church teachings. And Pastors who give mixed messages, or even stump for Obama CANNOT claim ignorance – the rest is simple logic…..
Wow – the confessionals should be very active on November 5 – but I won’t hold my breath!