The “CINO” (Catholic in name only) Governor of Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn, who is a Catholic, called the bill’s victory “a great day for the people of Illinois, for the family of Illinois,” and dismissed criticism from Springfield bishop Thomas Paprocki. Paprocki on Wednesday had challenged Quinn for stating that “my religious faith animates me” to support the civil unions bill, responding: “He did not say what religious faith that would be, but it certainly is not the Catholic faith.”

“If the governor wishes to pursue a secular agenda for political purposes, that is his prerogative for which he is accountable to the voters,” continued the bishop. “But if he wishes to speak as a Catholic, then he is accountable to Catholic authority, and the Catholic Church does not support civil unions or other measures that are contrary to the natural moral law.”

When told of the bishop’s comments, Quinn reportedly shrugged, saying: “I follow my conscience. I think everyone should do that. I think that’s the most important thing to do in life, and my conscience is not kicking me in the shins today.”

Editor’s note: The reader comments on this piece are also well worth reading.

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What is a CINO?

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Q: What is a CINO?

A: CINO means Catholic In Name Only. Alternative meaning: Christian In Name Only. See above photo for examples. 

I will confine my explanation to Catholics, alone.

Real Catholics manifest their close, personal relationship with God by accepting all the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, by the charitable service they typically and freely render to to their neighbors, in the name of Jesus Christ, and through their consistent and faithful participation in all of the work, worship, sacraments and devotions of the Catholic Church.

Real Catholics also typically engage in frequent prayer, while maintaining an ongoing regimen of Catholic studies, in order to keep the conscience fully informed.  

If  a real Catholic suspects he might have offended God or man, he promptly makes a good faith effort to mend his ways, and through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, gratefully receives God’s forgiveness and grace.

Real Catholics also take God at his Word, as it has been authoritatively and clearly explained through his one, holy,  Catholic, and apostolic Church, according to the will of God the Father, the promises of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  

CINO’s remain affiliated with the Church primarily for the personal and political benefits that go along with their membership. To A CINO, the Church is little more than a semi-private club.  

In order to justify their positions, CINO’s tend to rely on the flawed opinions of those who only appear to have moral authority, since any other course of action would require a modicum of personal disicpline and at least some allegiance to authentic Catholic Church teachings. 

CINO’s rely on their own malformed consciences to provide the necessary rationalization for whatever types of  lusts, perversions, and other abominations they might personally prefer. As a result, CINO’s typically claim to never sin … at least in a serious way … and hence … see no need for Confession or similar types of things.

CINO’s believe that “the Spirit of the 2nd Vatican Council”  pretty much did away with the need for priests and church hierarchy, dogmas and defined truths, sacraments and/or formal worship.

With CINO’s, conscience … not Christ … is King … and so long as a CINO manages to keep his conscience “in the dark” … just about anything is permissible … especially since CINO’s typically believe that the prospect of Judgment Day is only a cruel hoax … and that God … if he truly exists … is really just a big “cream puff” … who will tolerate just about anything.

Kmiek finally gets his political payoff from Obama: Appointed U.S. Ambassador to Malta

kmiek“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but suffers the loss of his soul?”

But Dougy … for Obama and Malta

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