Former CUA student falls victim to the high priestess of liberalism

For the past three years, I’ve been struggling to remember why I am a Catholic. Growing up, I was raised Catholic by a mother who has taught me to love everyone for who they are, and by a father who, by working at the United Nations, has opened me up to people and cultures from all over the world.

My exposure to diversity instilled in me a strong urgency for justice, love, and respect for all. However, over the course of my college career, I’ve been exposed to an ugly and judgmental minority of the Catholic Church that has lead me to question what it is that I believe in as a Catholic.

This exposure forced me to detach myself from religion completely. I resented the requirement of theology courses because I felt trapped and pressured by conservative views that didn’t coincide with my Democratic morals. It opened me up to a side of the Church that was narrow-minded and judgmental toward anyone who disagreed.

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Editor’s note: Is this a gay thing? A gay Democrat thing? A gay, Democrat, feminist thing? Or is it simply a narrow-minded and judgmental screed against the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, in order to help justify a world view that is unable or unwilling to recognize the difference between absolute Catholic truth and the many popular misconceptions of our times?

Catholic dogma is not on the same level as the panoply of social justice and peace issues, where people of faith may agree and disagree, and choose to participate … or not … based on their personal likes and dislikes. Catholic dogma is pure divine truth, faithfully preserved and transmitted by the Catholic Church, so that people from every generation (including self-styled liberals) might be personally transformed by it.

Reject Catholic dogma and you reject Christ.  Reject the latest CCHD Alynskian outreach program … and you can still support any number of other good social justice causes … without putting your eternal soul in jeopardy. 

Liberals, like this misguided woman, can’t or won’t make this critical distinction, so they raise their liberalism above their Catholic faith, stripping Catholicism of its essential richness, and relegating it to the status of a mere public charity … or perhaps, a semi-exclusive social club.

This profound disrespect for the Catholic Church is nothing less than a twisted form of idolatry. 

Makes you wonder why someone like this would choose to attend a school named, “The Catholic University of America”.

CUA’s Schneck and “Democrats for Life” not fooling anyone


“I think that it would be nice if all of our groups embraced the whole range of Catholic social teaching, especially as it relates to the dignity of the human person,” he said.

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Editor’s note: “Democrats for Life” is a politically expedient organization designed only to sooth the consciences of liberal, pro-abort Catholics, while at the same time allowing the Democratic party to claim that not all democrats are in favor of slaughtering innocent babies, even though unrestricted abortion is absolutely fundamental to democrat ideology. Just ask Barack Obama, the abortion president.

Nice try professor, but you can’t fool the meter!

Boehner’s CUA critics merely pro-abort liberal Catholics, out to make trouble.

It is ironic that this particular group of Catholic faculty members would choose to draw from the Compendium to educate the speaker on what the Church really teaches. The Compendium cautions that the first right — ahead of all other rights — is the right to life. Pronouncing abortion a “horrendous crime,” the Compendium warns about the illicitness of supporting abortion. Yet several of those signing the letter have publicly campaigned for pro-choice Catholic politicians — all Democrats — who not only promised to support a woman’s right to choose, but have consistently voted to expand abortion rights.

Catholic University professor Steve Schneck, the spokesman and organizer of the Boehner letter campaign, has actively supported several pro-abortion politicians. In 2009, he was one of 26 Catholic scholars who signed the statement “Catholics for Sebelius,” supporting President Obama’s selection of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of health and human services. As governor of Kansas, Sebelius vetoed pro-life legislation on four separate occasions.

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Outgoing president of Catholic University of America calls on the Vatican to give more direction to Catholic higher education

Notre Dame was widely criticized by some Catholics as violating a 2004 directive from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that instructs its colleges to “not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.” Even though President Obama is pro-choice on abortion, which the Catholic Church condemns, Notre Dame gave him an honorary degree along with its highest-profile general platform – its commencement address.

But, Monsignor O’Connell pointed out in an interview Wednesday with The Washington Times, nothing happened.

“Obama goes to Notre Dame and everyone gets their pants in a twist; 80 bishops pile on saying Notre Dame shouldn’t have done that; the president comes and gives a speech; [the university] still turns away 1,000 students; they still get a million dollars in contributions; they honor the [papal] nuncio. … They’re back in the good graces of the church – what happened as a result of this?” the college president asked.

The whole matter has caused confusion among Catholics, he added, as to what, if anything, the 2004 statement means or whether it is binding on anyone.

“We still have not resolved what these things mean,” he said.

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Thousands expected for March for Life events at National Shrine

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2010 / 03:14 pm (CNA).- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception expects more than 10,000 people to attend its liturgies, prayer services, rosaries, Holy Hours and confessions for Catholics participating in the upcoming March for Life. Events will take place Jan. 20-22, a press release from the National Shrine reports.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston will be principal celebrant and homilist for the Vigil Mass for Life. The cardinal is the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Following the Mass, from 10 p.m. to midnight there will be confessions, the National Rosary for Life and Night Prayer.

Holy Hours for Life will continue as part of the National Prayer Vigil from midnight to 6 a.m. The Closing Mass of the vigil will take place at 7:30 a.m. Its principal celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop for Military Services Timothy P. Broglio.

Both Masses will be broadcast live on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

The National Shrine and the Catholic University of America will house overnight participants in the March for Life who come from across the United States.

The March for Life commemorates the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that ordered abortion to be legalized across the United States.

According to the National Shrine, participants “demonstrate their belief in the sanctity of human life in all its stages from conception to natural death.”

The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’s website is http://www.nationalshrine.com.