Is Pope Francis blaming the Holy Spirit for the post-Vatican II decline of the Catholic Church?

The pope asked if Catholics have opened themselves to “that continuity of the church’s growth” that the council signified. The answer, he said, is “no.”

Catholics seemed willing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the council’s opening in 1962, he said, but they want to do so by “building a monument” rather than by changing anything.

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Editor’s note: With all due respect, Holy Father … there were plenty of radical changes after the Council … almost all of them detrimental to the life of the Catholic Church. The Holy Spirit infallibly guides the Church, from age to age. You and your fellow bishops were the people who changed all the wrong stuff, so as to make identifying the true Church of Jesus Christ … and its’ authentic teachings … virtually impossible, for many … leading to widespread decline and corruption! Now you have to deal with it. Please do so honestly!

This year, make your vocation your vacation: Catholic Action weeks – June 21st thru July 4th!

Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for two weeks of public protest in June and July against what it sees as growing government encroachment on religious freedom.

The protests are expected to include priests and nuns and thousands of Catholic parishioners. Some activists expect civil disobedience, which could lead to powerful images of priests and nuns being led away in hand restraints.

“This is the most dynamic situation I’ve ever seen since I’ve been involved in Catholics and politics,” said Deal Hudson, president of Catholic Advocate, who also headed Catholic outreach for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in 2000 and 2004. “I think civil disobedience is almost inevitable. I think that kind of protest is on the way.”

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How will God respond to government, institutions, employers, charities and others all “materially and formally” cooperating with sin?

Jerusalem Destroyed

Cardinal Burke discussed critical matters of faith, religious liberty, and culpability in relation to the threatened government mandate for employers to provide free contraception, sterilization services, and abortion-inducing drugs with Catholic Action founder and president Thomas McKenna.

“Cardinal Burke stands in solidarity with U. S. bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in defense and advocacy for Church dogma while highlighting the critical role that the Bishops must play as shepherds to their flock,” McKenna said in a news release.

In the interview, Cardinal Burke urged bishops not to be deceived by “false accommodations” from the secular, anti-life, and anti-family crowd.

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Everything Catholics need to know about the Obamacare/HHS Mandate – and what to do about it.

One thing is certain; we must become educated about this issue and take steps to oppose the mandate. Many I have spoken to want to know what they can do, where they can learn more. There are still many people who do not have a clear understanding of the problem. I hope this article helps build awareness, knowledge and engagement.

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