Some of that “old time religion” from Peoria, IL Bishop Jenky

“Jesus taught that our temporal choices have eternal consequences. Jesus revealed there is not only an everlasting heaven but there is an everlasting hell. Today’s popular, liberal Christianity tends to beige all of that over. 

The God of our liberal therapeutic culture is usually presented as only a benign kind of higher force. This concept of God is almost like a tolerant psychiatrist, who for $400 an hour will patiently listen to absolutely everything we may have to say. There is no right or wrong, no judgment and certainly no punishment for deliberate sin.

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1st amendment prohibits the government from meddling in church business … even when it comes to politics … and tax exemptions!

The Thomas More Society says that the law and the Bill of Rights is on the bishop’s side, and promises a “free and aggressive legal defense to any religious leaders targeted or victimized for the robust exercise of their free speech rights.”

“The Internal Revenue Service has no legal right to investigate, let alone threaten or penalize the Catholic Diocese of Peoria for illegal ‘electioneering’ after Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., referred to policies of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin while delivering a robust, wholly legitimate critique of current federal efforts to quash and curtail religious liberties,” says Thomas Brejcha, president of the Thomas More Society.

“References to egregious, historical mistakes on the part of political leaders of the past in messages to congregations, even in an election year, are fully protected by the First Amendment, whether those messages are delivered from the pulpit or on soap boxes in the public square,” he continued.

“We think the law is very clear,” said Brejcha.

“Well-settled federal law does not prohibit churches and other tax-exempt non-profits from speaking out against government policies at odds with the common good or – as in this case – constitutionally obnoxious.”

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Notre Dame vs. Bishop Jenky: Academia purportedly is about the pursuit of knowledge, but today most academics seem to be chiefly concerned about ideological purity and attacking ideas that offend their preconceived prejudices.

Father Wilson Miscamble, a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and a history professor at Notre Dame defends Bishop Jenky from the attacks of members of the Notre Dame faculty:

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The “pot” callng the “kettle” black. Notre Dame faculty demands Bishop Jenky’s resignation.

…members of the Notre Dame faculty have drawn up a petition asking for the resignation of Bishop Jenky from the University’s Board of Fellows if he is unwilling to “renounce loudly and publicly’ this destructive analogy.”

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Editor’s note: This was a great way to expose the Marxists and other radical leftists on the faculty of Notre Dame! Turns out … Bishop Jenky is not only courageous … he is also a political genius!

Someone should tell the idiots at Notre Dame that Obama is NOT an Irish name.  That should dampen their spirits!

Besides … the only one doing anything destructive is President Obama. He’s been promoting the willful and wanton destruction of innocent life, for many years!

And so it begins … courageous Catholic bishop attacked by bigots, from both sides!

CHICAGO — A prominent advocate of church-state separation filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Ill., of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign…

Also …

On Wednesday, Lonnie Nasatir, the regional director of Chicago’s Anti-Defamation League, demanded an apology from (Bishop) Jenky, calling his remarks “outrageous, offensive and completely over the top.”

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Editor’s note: Now we’re cookin’!

It’s high time for Catholic truth to once again begin to prevail against the liberal lies and clap-trap that has been masquerading as such, for the last half century.

We have Barack (the Messiah) Obama to thank for this … not that he deserves any credit … or votes … as a result. He just couldn’t help himself!

One day, the American people will realize that overreaching, totalitarian government is the enemy … while the Catholic Church … advocating time-tested, authentic Christian morality, for the common good of all … is much, much less “heavy-handed” … and much more compassionate, fair and balanced.

As usual,
it’s a choice between Jesus Christ
and the Anti-Christ.

The Catholic Church speaks for Jesus, through the advocacy of the Holy Spirit … so who do you think the other guy speaks for … through the advocacy of: 1) Harry Reid, 2) Nancy Pelosi, and 3) David Axelrod?  Of course: 1) the world, 2) the flesh, and 3) the devil!

Don’t be deceived!

And this is charity: That we walk according to his commandments. For this is the commandment that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in the same: For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolts and continues not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that continues in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.

If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the (WHITE) house nor say to him: God speed you. For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicates with his wicked works. (2 John 1:6-11)

(For those unfamiliar with scripture, I inserted the above reference to the (WHITE) house, since it was clear to me that something had obviously been lost, in translation.)

This Week’s “Dispersing the Smoke of Satan”: Catholic priest/chaplain allegedly fired for reporting use of abortion drugs at Catholic hospital.


In 1972, Pope Paul VI observed,
“From some fissure,
the smoke of Satan
has entered the Temple of God.”

The purpose of this weekly column is to help wake
the bulk of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics
from their self-imposed slumber
and powerfully remind them of who they are,
and what they are called by God, to be.

This week’s story:

It is alleged that in April 2011, as a result of his earlier report to auditors for the Diocese of Peoria that abortion drugs were being used and prescribed by Provena Hospital, a Catholic hospital organization, Fr. John Ugobueze was subsequently fired from his position as Director of Pastoral Care at Provena Hospital and President of Pastoral Care for the Provena Health Care System (both in Danville, IL).

The facts of the matter, according to two emails in our possession:

Recently, a Catholic pharmacist at the hospital brought his concerns about the use of abortion causing drugs (methotrexate and cytotec) at the hospital, to the Catholic priest who is the Director of Pastoral Care at the hospital and who is also the one responsible to the Catholic Diocese of Peoria for ensuring that Catholic “Ethical and Religious Directives” are followed.

Fr. John Ugobueze, brought this information to the Monsignor in the Diocese that he reports to during an annual audit from the Diocesan Offices.

Following that, Fr. John was terminated by the hospital, under the guise of “HIPPA violation” because of the fact that the pharmacist used the computer in Father John’s office to show him the basis of his conscience concerns and printed this information on the attached computer.

After their discussion the patient records were then shredded. No patient confidentiality was violated at any time. But of course, it was never about HIPPA at all. That was just the reason given. What it really was is a case of clear religious persecution as the anti-catholic, ‘pro-Obama healthcare’ hospital administration was at risk of being “found out” and they could not risk that. So they terminate both the Catholic pharmacist and the priest who is the Director of Pastoral Care, under the disguise of “HIPPA violation”.

This is sort of like like saying that if a friend asks to borrow your car and then is accused of using it to rob a bank, that you should be arrested too, because he used your car.

The case was appealed by the priest to the Hospital Corporate Offices for the whole Provena system, and another non-catholic who heard the appeal and understood very little of what a priest does, denied the appeal and upheld the termination.

This is wrong and can not be swept under the rug. Both of these people were acting in accordance with their responsibilities to uphold the Ethical and Religious Directives of the Church.

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Fr. John Ugobueze, Director of Pastoral Care of Provena Hospital and President of the Pastoral Care of Provena Health Care System, has been terminated from his positions because of reporting the use of abortion drugs by the hospital to the auditors of the Diocese of Peoria.

The bishop of Peoria, Most Rev Jenky, does not want to involve the diocese in this matter nor does he want the diocese to be involved in a lawsuit if Fr. John goes this direction. Instead, has offered Fr. John a position at a hospital in the city of Peoria.

Why will the bishop not fight for Fr. John, who he himself placed in the hospital to make sure Catholic Moral Ethics are followed. Why won’t he defend him?  More than once have I seen bishops hide in corners when corruption is discovered.  I pray that this is not the case with Bishop Jenky, whom I have admired.

I have been fighting abortion issues for 22 years, especially with threats of abortion entering our military facilities.  I know you are a fighter against abortion and I walk with you.  But who is willing to help and defend Fr. John when his own bishop appears he will not? (The bishop is willing to give Fr. John a position at another hospital. This time in Peoria … not Danville.)

Fr. John has done nothing wrong.  In fact, he did everything correctly by gathering the evidence and reporting it to the diocese of Peoria, without breaking or violating HIPPA.

The CEO of the Provena Hospital is a Protestant, as are most of the administrative personnel. The sisters are few in number and have hired these Protestant administrators at Provena Hospital to operate and bring in the money.

The sisters have become clueless what is happening to their hospital.  They are old and do not involve themselves with the hospital itself anymore. At one time, the hospital administration was trying to remove the Blessed Sacrament/ Tabernacle out of the Catholic Chapel because it was not ecumenical.  What a joke! But I guess the joke is on the Catholics. And the bishop is not helping matters.

Fr. John is a fine priest.  He is also a friend.  I stand by my friends and especially priests who are being persecuted for the true faith.

Please consider helping Fr. John and his cause.  I myself am trying to do all I can to help him.

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Action needed:

Do you know any of the people involved in this case?

Do you have any first-hand knowledge of these events?

Do you know of any similar incidents?

Do you have any personal contacts at Provena Health Care System or at the Diocese of Peoria?

Are you an attorney (or do you know an attorney) who might be willing to help?

Do you have any practical ideas on how to help resolve this case?

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If we begin to step up in faith, God will certainly lead us forward. If not, this mess in which we we presently find ourselves will likely continue to worsen … and we will all deservedly
suffer the consequences!

This is a time for heroes, for straight talk, for prayer, and for inspired, creative thinking. This is a time for good people
of action (and substantial intestinal fortitude) to step up,
realize their true vocation, and become saints.

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Now … how about “fast-tracking” Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for sainthood?

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria, Ill., presented Pope Benedict XVI with two thick volumes about the life of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the pope surprised him by saying he had worked with the late archbishop.

Pope Benedict “told me something I hadn’t known: he worked on the commission for mission at the Second Vatican Council with Fulton Sheen,” Bishop Jenky told Catholic News Service. The pope served as a theological expert at the council in the 1960s.

At the end of the pope’s weekly general audience May 25, Bishop Jenky presented the pope with two leather-bound volumes with golden lettering on the side: “Fultonius Ioannes Sheen.”

The tomes — totaling close to 2,000 pages — are the “positio,” the official position paper, outlining why the Catholic Church should recognize Archbishop Sheen as a saint.

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