Left-wing Jesuits at America have finally “lost it”

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According to the editors of America Magazine:

Four steps are necessary for the U.S. church to escape the strengthening riptide of sectarian conflict and re-establish trust between universities and the hierarchy. First, the bishops’ discipline about speakers and awards at Catholic institutions should be narrowed to exclude from platforms and awards only those Catholics who explicitly oppose formal Catholic teaching. Second, in politics we must reaffirm the distinction between the authoritative teaching of moral principles and legitimate prudential differences in applying principles to public life. Third, all sides should return to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and Pope Paul VI that in politics there are usually several ways to attain the same goals. Finally, church leaders must promote the primacy of charity among Catholics who advocate different political options. For as the council declared, “The bonds which unite the faithful are mightier than anything which divides them” (“Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World,” No. 92).

Editor’s note: What are these guys smoking?

Here’s my four steps: 1) Keep those who advocate immoral and non-Catholic political and/or religious positions OUT of Catholic universities, no matter WHO they might be and no matter with whom they might be associated. 2) Keep those who advocate positions contrary to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church (ESPECIALLY POLITICIANS and Professors) as far away from Catholic universities as possible. 3) Religion is not politics. Abortion is not health care. Universities should prepare students to be able to tell the difference. Christ demands that we Catholics know the truth and stand up for it … on campus or off. 4) Sometime, loving one’s neighbor means engaging in fraternal correction … especially when it comes to fundamental issues like abortion. Students need to know that there is no common ground between life and death. Both are absolute opposites. Charity demands that Catholics choose life, without reservation.

The guys at America should know better! Abortion remains primarily an ethical and moral issue that has so far claimed the lives of nearly a third of today’s under thirty population.

Abortion is no more a political issue than the Holocaust was, during World War II. Abortion remains the greatest moral evil of our times.

Pro-death politicians and the editors of America would LIKE us to believe that abortion is a political issue, but many of us are simply NOT that stupid! Abortion is a totally immoral act that just happens to have been temporarily decriminalized by a corrupt government.  But it will not stand, forever.  

Until then, we fight.

Want dialogue? Stop the killing. Then we can talk!

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“IN HOLOCAUST DEBATE, A CALL FOR OPEN MINDS ???

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“This is arguably one of the most disastrous moments in American Catholic history in the last hundred years as the moral teaching authority of the Catholic Church in America was passed from the Bishops to President Obama, the most popular president in a generation. Given the commencement rostrum of the most revered Catholic University in the nation, Obama taught a rapt and mesmerized American people — Catholic or not — that they could disregard and dismiss the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion (which goes all the way back to the Apostles) and consider the killing of children as something we need to learn to live with. He more than implied that the Church in her unequivocal condemnation of abortion and abortion promoting politicians was wrong.”

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Obama’s “No Abortion in Health Care Bill” Assertions are BOGUS – Factcheck.Org

In recent weeks, NRLC has seen a wave of “factcheck” commentaries in various mainstream news media, denying that the health bills being advanced by President Obama and top Democratic congressional leaders would result in government funding of abortion.  Some of these articles assert that government funding of abortion would be prevented by a federal law called the “Hyde Amendment,” some assert that it would be prevented by an amendment adopted in a House committee called the Capps Amendment, and some assert that President Obama himself has said that he agrees with a “tradition” that the government should not fund abortions. 

Regrettably, all three of those assertions are demonstrably false. Despite what Obama said, the House bill would allow abortions to be covered by a federal plan and by federally subsidized private plans.

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Individual States Biggest Beneficiaries of Clunker Cash

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Do the math:

Cash for Clunkers rebate: $3500 – $4500

Sales tax, license, title costs on a $30,000 car: $2550

State gets: 50 – 70% of the total

Some U.S. Jews protest Catholic document on salvation

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The incredibly vague, wrong-headed, and misleading post-Vatican II position of many Catholic church leaders regarding the status of the Jews in relation to the New Covenant promises of Jesus Christ and the Church, form the back drop for the latest political move by Jewish extremists.

A substantial percentage of Jewish people have always rejected the Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ … and that’s their prerogative … but now it seems that some Jews would like the Gospel set aside, modified, and/or “dumbed down” in order to suit their particular beliefs.

Particularly troubling to these folks is the fact that the Catholic Church has always officially taught that the old Mosaic Covenant of the Jews was never capable of saving a soul … nor was it intended to … and that salvation is only typically and freely obtained by faithful allegiance to Jesus Christ, in and through his Catholic Church … which remains the universal sacrament of salvation for all.

All are invited to become Catholic … Jew … Gentile … without exception … since thanks to Jesus Christ … the  Catholic Church remains the ONLY “ark” of salvation. To do anything else would be anti-semetic … un-charitable … and in total opposition to Jesus’ “Great Commission”.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Such is the true, enduring message of the Gospel … like it or not!

Up until the last forty years or so, the Church’s teachings and actions on this matter had been crystal clear. This is a non-negotiable position that has never changed … and never will … despite the modernist errors promoted by some of today’s politically correct Catholic clerics … and some others.

The Jewish extremists ought to hire a good Catholic theological consultant before they go off on one of their rants. It might save a whole lot of time, trouble, and frustration … and maybe even their souls.

Jesus saves … through his universal (Catholic) New Covenant Church. If Moses and the Old Covenant were indeed sufficient, then Jesus could have saved himself a whole lot of time and trouble! 

It’s that simple.

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A Guiding Principle to the Debate on Healthcare: The Principle of Subsidiarity

Given the anti-Catholic bias in many circles, I must point out that the Catholic Church has no desire to gain power over the State, or even impose its teachings on those who do not share our Faith. Nevertheless, the Church offers her various social teachings, such as the Principle of Subsidiarity, as guiding principles in order to do Her part to promote reasonable dialogue and to make the Church’s own contribution toward the common goal of a just solution to social issues such as healthcare.

We do not need a State which regulates and controls everything, but a State which, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, generously acknowledges and supports initiatives arising from the different social forces and combines spontaneity with closeness to those in need (Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est , 28).

The Principle of Subsidiarity, which has been an integral part of Catholic Social teaching for over a century, states that only things that need to be done at the national or “federal” level should be done by a “federal” government; and allows for things that can be done at the local or smaller level to be done at the more local and smaller units of society. Where individuals, intermediary groups, or small private groups of persons can address the particular exigencies and realities of a given situation, it is best to defer to such smaller groups because human beings need some flexibility and autonomy in order to effectively address their particular circumstances.

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Catholics Step Up Fight Against ‘Unacceptable’ Healthcare Bill

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Almost 13 percent of the nation’s 4,897 community hospitals are Catholic-run and often provide a higher percentage of public health and specialty services than other healthcare providers. Catholic healthcare facilities accounted for 20 percent of hospital admissions in 21 states and the District of Columbia last year, according to CNSNews.com. 

Last year, Catholic healthcare providers saw more than 16.9 million emergency room visits and 92.7 million outpatient visits, and they admitted more than 5.5 million patients.

The bishops have forcefully stated their opposition to healthcare reform that does not specifically exclude abortion and allow for conscience protection.

Advancing their arguments is Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, who chairs the pro-life committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Rigali told Congress in an Aug. 11 letter that healthcare reform must “respect human life and rights of conscience in the context of abortion.”

The bishops believe HR 3200, the healthcare reform legislation making its way through the House, could mandate abortion coverage.

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