Some bishops are on the right track. We should blow up all the Catholic hospitals before we let Lord Obama and his minions control them. Of course, the Catholic “elite” thinks differently:
But Dr. Patrick Whelan, a pediatrician and president of Catholic Democrats, said angry statements from church leaders were counterproductive and would only alienate Catholics.
“We’re calling on the bishops to move away from the more vicious language,” Whelan said. He said the church needs to act “in a more creative, constructive way,” to end abortion.
Catholics United was among the groups that argued in direct mail and TV ads during the campaign that taking the “pro-life” position means more than opposing abortion rights.
Chris Korzen, the group’s executive director, said, “we honestly want to move past the deadlock” on abortion. He said church leaders were making that task harder.
“What are the bishops going to do now?” Korzen said. “`They have burned a lot of bridges with the Democrats and the new administration.”
Teach the faith and burn those bridges. We don’t need them. We are headed away from hell and hopefully won’t be going back.
A bow of the head to Patty.
Uh, hum, we’re talking about slaughtering babies here. Lovely to read that truth is called “vicious language”. Looks like they just don’t get it… Considering what the future portends for all of us, it’s possible we’ll be looking at some serious reality checks. Immaculate Mother, pray for us!!!
Bishop Martino’s (Scranton, PA) Pastoral Letter…excellent, Bishop Martino!!!
I read this yesterday, and it’s good that some bishops are finally leading. (I’ve read elsewhere that as many as 50 American bishops have come out publicly against Obama’s agenda.) We’ve been sheep without a shepherd for too long. Hopefully some of the CT bishops will follow their lead, especially concerning recent travesties in CT. Plan B & gay “marriage” would be great starts.
These liberals really need to change their shtick. It’s sappy idiocy. “Move away from the more vicious language” they say. Vicious? Language?? Dr. Whelan, when you stop supporting those that perform the truly “vicious” *acts* of, oh say, ripping the limbs off of and tearing apart unborn children, or refusing treatment to infants born alive so that they are tossed aside until they die – then we can talk about using “creative language”. Until then, go away.
And what they really mean by “we honestly want to move past the deadlock on abortion” is – “we are pro-abortion. Stop opposing us.” Isn’t it a crying shame that some bishops are finally “making that task harder”?
I guess we had better hire the Joker to help rid us of some hospitals -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQB0UpOanpE
It’s a catch-22 … if we burn the Catholic hospitals, then where will we go? We’ll go to hospitals that have abortions taking place down the hall from the neo-natal ward. However, if it becomes a requirement of all Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, then indeed … they will no longer be Catholic hospitals. We’re so *in bed* with insurance companies and tax dollars that we don’t know how to bypass these restraints forced upon us. I say that THAT’S where the creativity needs to take place. We need to figure out ways to bypass this nonsense.
If Catholic hospitals could exist without tax support, then they wouldn’t be forced to abide by the State or Federal guidelines, correct? If people could go to these hospitals when their insurance companies didn’t support them … or buy drugs from pharmacies that refuse to sell ABC and abortifacients, then we could bypass this. But, we’d have to be creative in finding ways to make these options affordable and acceptable to people.
We need to make NEW and BETTER bridges … we need to find some danged good structural engineers who haven’t sold their souls yet. 🙂
We need to keep our ideals as Chesterton said in the other clip and bypass the politics that is such a waste of our time and resources. Good riddance.
If Catholic hospitals could exist without tax support, then they wouldn’t be forced to abide by the State or Federal guidelines, correct?
What the liberals want to do goes way beyond. For example, if the “Freedom of Choice Act” passes (which Obama has sworn to make a priority) then abortion becomes a civil right. In other words, a doctor would be no more legally able to refuse to perform an abortion than to refuse to do surgery on an African.
Steve … I had NO idea about that small little detail. Wake up Catholics. What devout Catholic would even consider those areas of medicine for a career path … and then who are we left with for choices when we need, say, an ob/gyn ? Midwives hopefully won’t be forced to such a procedure. I guess we’ll have to stick with them and hope that insurance covers them more than they do now.
Our Lady of Akita: http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/akita.htm
“the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”
I pray we don’t accept compromises.
Amen, Father Angelo.
I have been saying that to friends for a while now, that the Catholic Hospitals should close if forced into doing things that are contrary to the faith. If they stand firm, those trying to make them do these things will have to back down, or overload the secular hospitals, that are already overloaded. I really doubt, if push came to shove that they would be forced to close for more than a day- they do too much for the communities they are in. We need to stick up for those Catholics in the health care field, and write those letters against FOCA to our lawmakers. It would be terrible to have to choose between your soul or your career.
As for burning bridges- can you really burn bridges that were built on moral compromise/relativism? Were they real bridges to begin with?
Praise God that the bishops are defending our Holy Mother Church. It is wonderful to behold.
Steve and Jen,
Actually the forcing of doctors and medical personnel into abortion type procedures is the duel effect of FOCA (which will force hospitals to perform abortions, as well as tax payers to fund said abortions) and the overturning of the HHS Legislation that Bush just passed also known as the “Freedom of Conscience Clause” (which protects medical personnel to abstain from partaking in procedures, e.g. abortions, that are against their conscience.) Obama will strip medical professionals from this right. It’s a terrible thing, and he’s already begun working on it…As well as FOCA.
Please sign the petition:
My wonderful and incredible husband, whom I’ve looked up to my entire married life (and it’s not just because he’s taller than me:) pointed out a brutal fact when we first started dating: the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church, but that doesn’t end with “the Church in the United States of America”. It means the Church of Rome. I fear that if we don’t allign ourselves with the Magisterium, our Catholic brothers and sisters in this country will have to go underground like our Church family in China does.
I heard an excellent point on the above statement though. All Catholic Hospitals have to do is lead out. Once the Jews, the Muslims, the Mormons, etc see us doing it, they’ll be firm enough to stand in their rights to practicing their religious preferences in their hospitals too. That will bolster the number of hospital closings from approx. 30% (Catholic hospitals) nationally to 50%! We must take a stand, but my hope is that other men of goodwill will join us and stand against these grave persecutions!
I once had a conversation on CatholicVote.com with another faithful member of the Catholic Church. We were despondent after the election and I showed her what an awesome gift of God’s mercy we had received in the blogosphere: people dialoguing there wanted one Bishop to come forward and say we should vote for life, and there was a Bishop that very day who addressed this issue in favor of life. Then the people wanted more than one Bishop before they would vote for life, and then within three days there were 50 Bishops. The people said that was too small a number and those “pro-life” Bishops were in a minority – they wanted more Bishops. In two days the number jumped from 50 Bishops to 100 Bishops who spoke out for life. God’s mercy exceeded far beyond our expectations.
The sad part is that the people wanted what they weren’t giving voice to – they wanted God to leave them alone so they could do as they wished and not as they ought. And now, there will be suffering from their lack of faith in God’s mercy.