Rebellion against God only causes death, division, suffering and unhappiness. When will we learn our lesson?

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The unholy patron of dialog and compromise

At Vatican II there was strong pressure from protestants for us Catholics to become more like them in our way of worship and doctrine.   This was accepted by the Catholics so as to try to bring protestants back into the Catholic Church (“Ecumenism”).

So after we deformed the liturgy (according to protestant suggestions) and toned down doctrine (to not offend them and to agree with them that we were wrong and they were right all along), they were suppose to come back into the Catholic Church.  But the exact opposite has happened.  As we Catholics have tried to copy the Protestants by becoming more liberal and protestant like in liturgy and doctrine, they have continued to even further separate from us, by becoming even more liberal “christians”.

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Antinomianism in high places

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Definition of ANTINOMIAN

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:  one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation
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:  one who rejects a socially established morality

The recent comments of Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, new Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, regarding possible changes in the canonical discipline of withholding holy Communion from Catholics divorced-and-remarried outside the Church, seem a good example of antinomianism. But, while several recent Roman statements benefit by interpretationsecundum leniorem (in particular, not taking every unhappy phrase as a harbinger of doctrinal disaster), I think that Archbishop Baldisseri’s remarks require something more. They require, I suggest, direct response.

“A new approach needs to be taken with respect to the administration of the sacraments to remarried divorcees.”

Simply put, there is no pastorally plausible middle-ground between admitting one to holy Communion and not admitting one to holy Communion.

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Obama, Dolan, Boehner, McConnell and Reid should embrace Jindal’s contraceptive plan to eliminate the HHS Mandate issue and get on with fiscal cliff negotiations.

by Doug Lawrence

OK. Artificial contraception is always morally wrong. So says the Catholic Church and so says the Creator God. Case closed!

Unfortunately, none of that is stopping the U.S. Government from supplying free contraceptives … many of them to be paid for by the Catholic Church … to anyone who wants them.

So … go ahead and make contraceptives cheaply available, over the counter, for anyone of legal age who chooses to use them. The onerous HHS mandate will be eliminated, those who choose to follow God’s law will be able to freely do so … and those who do not … will be free to deal with the (eternal) consequences.

Jindal’s plan is the best we’re likely to see, anytime soon.

Obama, Dolan, Boehner, and McConnell and Reid should jump on this … get it done … and use this compromise as a springboard for successful fiscal cliff negotiations, to come!

Obama and company resolve the Iranian nuke crisis with a sweeping compromise!


by Doug Lawrence

The Iranian “nuke” quandary has the Middle East on the brink of war, with Israel said to be preparing an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities,  (you may prefer to pronounce it “nucular”) as this is being written.

Fortunately for the world, the Obama administration has arrived at an extraordinary compromise, the brilliance of which is only now beginning to be appreciated by free people, all around the globe. (Those Nobel Peace Prize folks were obviously quite right about President Obama. God bless them!)

According to President Obama, the Iranians would be allowed to produce unlimited quantities of nuclear materials … and weaponize them, at will … but as soon as any fully functional weapon was produced, it would immediately be “titled” to the Israelis … even though the weapon would still remain in the Iranian weapons inventory, available for use.

In this way, the problem of Iranian nuclear weapons would disappear forever … and virtually overnight, since every Iranian nuclear weapon that was ever produced would technically belong to Israel … and any alleged Iranian nuclear attack on Israel could then be viewed as nothing more than the Israelis using one of their own nuclear weapons on themselves … thus averting a wider war.

A private insurance company would administer the program and cover all the costs … since the Iranians have refused to pay for the manufacture of Israeli “nukes”… citing religious objections. 

Unconfirmed sources suggest that credit for this brilliant and extraordinary bit of diplomacy belongs primarily to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and close presidential adviser David Axelrod.

While Iran has reportedly already signed off on the program, Israel has not. But highly placed sources within the administration say it’s highly unlikely that Israel would fail to go along with this unprecedented Obama Administration initiative for “Peace In Our Time”.

Obama’s Catholic Compromise

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Voris, Abbot (and now, Lawrence): Something about Glenn Beck’s Christianity doesn’t “add-up”.


In his column today, Matt C. Abbot included a transcript of Real Catholic TV’s latest video commentary about Glenn Beck’s recent “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, DC.

In that commentary, Real Catholic TV’s Michael Voris, made a number of excellent observations.

Here’s one, for starters:

It’s worthy to note that many of the leading lights in this Religious Restoration project sweeping over the land, that will definitely cause a storm to break over Washington on Election Day, are themselves promoters of inauthentic Christianity.

In the past two weeks, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and others have each come out in favor of homosexual marriage — slash — civil unions. While they are not on the front lines necessarily promoting it, they are not resisting it and are giving their considerable nodding consent to it.

That’s not authentic Christianity. Not even close. But this is the problem with multiculturalism: Everything needs to be compromised and there are simply some things that cannot be compromised, the truth of God for one.

All societies eventually face high noon over religious questions. For a while, a culture may be able to skirt these issues, but eventually, sooner or later, when the right set of circumstances are brought to bear on religious and moral issues, a civilization either rises to the occasion, or meets its Waterloo.

Read Matt C. Abbot’s column

Watch the Real Catholic TV video