Obama attempting to “run” the Catholic Church by using communist Chinese tactics

The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand  Catholic teaching and so, taking a cue from its own definition of religious freedom, now has  nominated its own handpicked official Catholic teachers.  We will continue to accept invitations to meet with and to voice our concerns to anyone  of any party, for this is hardly partisan, who is willing to correct the infringements on religious  freedom that we are now under.

But as we do so, we cannot rely on off the record promises of  fixes without deadlines and without assurances of proposals that will concretely address the  concerns in a manner that does not conflict with our principles and teaching.  Congress might provide more hope, since thoughtful elected officials have proposed  legislation to protect what should be so obvious: religious freedom. Meanwhile, in our recent  debate in the senate, our opponents sought to obscure what is really a religious freedom issue by  maintaining that abortion inducing drugs and the like are a “woman’s health issue.”

We will not  let this deception stand. Our commitment to seeking legislative remedies remains strong. And it  is about remedies to the assault on religious freedom. Period. (By the way, the Church hardly  needs to be lectured about health care for women. Thanks mostly to our Sisters, the Church is  the largest private provider of health care for women and their babies in the country.) Bishop  William Lori, Chairman of our Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, stated it well in a recent  press release: “We will build on this base of support as we pursue legislation in the House of  Representatives, urge the Administration to change its course on this issue, and explore our legal  rights under the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

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Editor’s note: The communist Chinese have their “hand-picked” leaders of the official patriotic (church) association they presume to call “catholic”. Now, Barack Obama is attempting to follow suit.

We need to remind Barack Obama that this is not China. And the best place for us to do that is at the ballot box, come November.

The ACLU’s Not-So-Holy Trinity

In the interest of faith and charity, I’d like to add my own ecumenical offering—a history lesson. It concerns some fascinating material I recently discovered on the ACLU’s early founders, especially three core figures: Roger Baldwin, Harry Ward, and Corliss Lamont. I can only provide a snapshot here, but you’ll get the picture.

First, Roger Baldwin: Baldwin was the founder of the ACLU, so far to the left that he was hounded by the Justice Department of the progressive’s progressive, Woodrow Wilson. Perhaps it was a faith thing. Wilson was a progressive, but he was also a devout Christian, and Roger Baldwin was anything but that.

Baldwin was an atheist. He was also a pro-Soviet communist, though smart enough not to join Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Other early officials of the ACLU, which was founded almost exactly the same time as the American Communist Party, included major party members like William Z. Foster and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. Communists used the ACLU to deflect questions from the U.S. government over whether they were loyal to the USSR, were serving Joe Stalin in some capacity, and were committed to the overthrow of the American system.

That “overthrow-the-government” thing is something our universities insist is a bunch of anti-communist, McCarthyite tripe. In fact, it took me mere minutes of digging into the Comintern Archives on CPUSA to find fliers and formal proclamations from the American Communist Party publicly advocating precisely that objective. (Click here to view some of the documents.) I also found the ACLU rife throughout those archives.

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China’s illicit ordination of Catholic bishop hilights their continuing anti-freedom, anti-life, communist ideaology

Beijing, China, Nov 22, 2010 / 09:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- China’s government-run Catholic organization has ordained a bishop without the approval of the Pope. In response, a prominent cardinal said the action never should have happened.

Fr. Guo Jincai was ordained at Pingquan Church in northeastern Hebei province’s Chengde city on Nov. 20 in the presence of eight Vatican-approved bishops.

The ordination took place under strong security, with dozens of police blocking the building and denying entrance to reporters, the Associated Press says. At least three of the bishops had been sequestered by the government for several days to pressure them to participate.

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Cardinal Pell Says Green Party Like Watermelons: Green Outside, Red Inside

By Kathleen Gilbert

SYDNEY, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A row has erupted after Cardinal George Pell of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia criticized the Green Party, which supports abortion, euthanasia, and same-sex “marriage,” as “sweet camouflaged poison” that represents an “anti-Christian” point of view. The archdiocese stood strongly by the comments after Green leader Robert Brown implied that Pell lied about the party’s position, and claimed to be more in touch with Catholic and Christian sentiment than the Cardinal.

When asked by young adults about how to vote in the upcoming elections, Pell recounted in a column Sunday that he did not endorse a specific party but encouraged his audience “to examine the policies of the Greens on their website and judge for themselves how thoroughly anti-Christian they are.”

The prelate also pointed out that Green leader Robert Brown helped author a book in which it was claimed that “humans are simply another smarter animal, so that humans and animals are on the same or similar levels depending on their level of consciousness.” The book was coauthored by Princeton University philosopher Peter Singer, a notorious supporter of infanticide and euthanasia.

“This Green ethic is designed to replace Judaeo-Christianity,” Pell warned.

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The rise of Barack Obama and his ilk provides the key to understanding the troubles in today’s Catholic Church


On December 8, 1965, the top leadership of the Catholic Church
set off on an AUDACIOUS quest for CHANGE, in the professed HOPE
of re-making the Catholic Church, in a new image
that was purely their own.

It appears now that their diabolical work
has almost completely succeeded.

Strangely enough, it was the rise of Barack Obama and his ilk
that provided the key to understanding
the Church’s present troubles, since from the events of this past year,
it has become increasingly clear that during the 1960’s and ’70’s,
the liberals, communists, homosexuals, and progressives had taken over
virtually every key leadership position in the Catholic Church,
where they then proceeded, in a systematic manner,
to AUDACIOUSLY uproot and discard,
for their own nefarious purposes,
some nineteen centuries of sacred Catholic Tradition.

“CHANGE” has been the Catholic Church’s
new and overriding tradition, ever since.

It began with the desacralization of the liturgy,
followed by the destruction of the religious orders and seminaries,
and the wholesale demolition of the churches,
beginning at the altar rails.

Next to go was the Catholic school system …
first the universities, then the primary and secondary schools …
and presently, we have the priesthood and the papacy
being regularly, systematically, and publicly scandalized.

Most of these “wounds” have been self-inflicted!

What the Spanish “Red Terror” revolutionaries had begun,
the radicals in the Catholic Church,
along with their willing, secular accomplices,
successfully completed by stealth,
a mere twenty years later.

One must inquire of today’s Catholics,
How’s that CHANGE working out for you?”

Looking back, in light of the rise of the Obama regime,
it’s clear that the changes made
in the post-Vatican II era church
were ill-considered, radical, and destructive …
directed and instigated by the SAME TYPES
of liberal, socialist, progressive ideologues who now intend
to do the same thing to these United States.

The Catholic Church as we once knew it, is no more …
and if the liberals are permitted to take full control
of the other churches, of the political parties,
the education establishment, the courts, the labor unions,
the media, the U.S. government bureaucracy,
and coming soon … the health care establishment …
there soon won’t be much remaining to fight over!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a “wake up call”
for every faithful Catholic
and every true American patriot!

It’s high time we fixed this mess!

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Catchy Tune: “There’s a Communist Living In the White House”

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Twenty minutes worth of video that just might change your life!

Michael Voris from RealCatholicTV.com in a 4-part (roughly 20 minutes) expose of the world-wide environmental (green) global warming/climate change/junk science movement and how it has been inspired and co-opted by socialists and communists, with the active assistance of many well known religions.

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“Maybe it is not brutal. But in all other respects, what it (the Copenhagen conference) proposes is far too close to Communism for comfort.”

Today the gloves came off and the true purpose of the “global warming” scare became nakedly visible. Ugo Chavez, the Socialist president of Venezuela, blamed “global warming” on capitalism – and received a standing ovation from very nearly all of the delegates, lamentably including those from those of the capitalist nations of the West that are on the far Left – and that means too many of them.

Previously Robert Mugabe, dictator of Rhodesia, who had refused to leave office when he had been soundly defeated in a recent election, had also won plaudits at the conference for saying that the West ought to pay him plenty of money in reparation of our supposed “climate debt”.

Inside the conference center, “world leader” after “world leader” got up and postured about the need to Save The Planet, the imperative to do a deal, the necessity to save the small island nations from drowning, etc., etc., etc.

Outside, in the real world, it was snowing, and a foretaste of the Brave New World being cooked up by “world leaders” in their fantasy-land was already evident. Some 20,000 observers from non-governmental organizations – nearly all of them true-believing Green groups funded by taxpayers – had been accredited to the conference.

However, without warning the UN had capriciously decided that all but 300 of them were to be excluded from the conference today, and all but 90 would be excluded on the final day.

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Featured Website: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP)

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) was born of a group of Catholic Americans concerned about the multiple crises shaking every aspect of American life. Founded in 1973, the American TFP was formed to resist, in the realm of ideas, the liberal, socialist and communist trends of the times and proudly affirm the positive values of tradition, family and property.

Central to the TFP mission is the idea that the various crises threatening American society and the Church cannot be seen as separate and disjointed. Rather they originate from a single cause.

The TFP handbook Revolution and Counterrevolution by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira masterfully traces the historical and philosophical roots of this single cause: a phenomenon called the Revolution.

The TFP was born from the idea of a Counterrevolution, a reaction that would embrace every field of of human activity, but especially art, ideas and culture. TFP books, publications and newspaper advertisements help bring these views to the public. Moreover, the TFP is not afraid to take them to the streets with colorful sidewalk campaigns in major cities.

The first TFP was founded in Brazil in 1960 by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira. The American TFP is one of many autonomous TFPs that now exist around the world dedicated to the same ideals and at the service of Christian Civilization (See links).

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Catholic Church Funding of ACORN: Still going on?

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While Obama has strong ties to ACORN, they were originally established through the U.S. Catholic Church, which has also funded ACORN and similar organizations to the tune of millions of dollars

. This is another taboo topic for most of the media.  Even conservative news organizations are afraid of raising the issue, apparently fearing being tagged with the “anti-Catholic” label.

But the truth has been seeping out in mysterious ways. In a Politico.com story about Barack Obama’s friendly meeting with the Pope, reporter Josh Gerstein featured information that made it clear that the President’s Catholic connection goes back to his days as a community organizer and that Obama’s associates understand and appreciate this fact.

Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was quoted as saying that Obama’s work as an organizer on the South Side of Chicago “was funded partly” by the “Catholic Church campaign for human development…” He was referring to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an annual collection authorized by the U.S. Catholic Bishops which is advertised as a charity to “break the vicious cycle of poverty” but in reality has funded left-wing political organizations such as ACORN to the tune of millions of dollars.

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development funded Obama-headed group in 1980s

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development funded Obama-headed group in 1980s
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama

.- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s early work as a community organizer has brought to the fore the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s (CCHD) longstanding support for political organizations accused of promoting radical left-wing politics and distorting Catholic teaching under the pretense of helping the poor.

Over the past several decades, the CCHD has annually directed tens of thousands of dollars to several community organizing groups, including one headed by Obama in the 1980s.

Obama was lead organizer of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago, Stephanie Block reports in a September 28 article in the Wanderer. During Obama’s leadership, the organization received from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development $40,000 in grant money in 1985 and a $33,000 grant in 1986.

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