More from Tom Roeser on liberals, Cardinal George, the Lavender Priesthood, and free speech

Cracking down on free speech are favorite tactics of the Left. You read here yesterday that the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago wrote to all members of an advisory board of a Catholic group which is not affiliated in any way with the archdiocese… urging them to use their influence to silence me in my personal correspondence. That means everything I may write as a private citizen.

He means what I write here on my own blog where I publish stuff on my own. Ban it? Shut me down? I say: Try it. Hey in 2010 are we reenacting Elijah Lovejoy? Not me. I’m a lover not a martyr.

Did I write attacks on his and my Church on this blog? Nope. I’m in love with the Church. Did I write attacks on…say the Jews? Nope I’m interested in the historical developmental cadence from the Jewish Bible and faith to my own. I criticized not his action,, not his faculties, not his primacy as archbishop…but because I thought he should not have committed Catholicism in so many words, with no qualifiers, to support ObamaCare if the Hyde language were included.

He also said I criticized him and the Pope under the rubric of hate speech. Nope. But I did talk about The Lavender Priesthood. Scroll down this blog and you’ll see it.

But While I’m At It…

By the way, on April 7 the archdiocese will honor Fr. Michael Pfleger for his work for “social justice.” Pfleger has lavished praise on The Nation of Islam’s maximum leader Louis Farrakhan…and had him speak several times at Catholic Mass…Farrakhan, who has called Judaism a “gutter religion.” Pfleger wants handguns confiscated and has no great concern about legal niceties. He shouted at a crowd gathered in front of a legally constituted gun shop last year…calling to the owner “come out like the rat you are or we’ll DRAG YOU OUT!” He also mentioned the phrase “snuff you out.” Even Jesse Jackson got scared at that one.

Pfleger is the guy the archdiocese thinks merits a social justice award.

Encouragement for one brand of talk and silencing the rights of others heedless of the 1st amendment is increasingly the trademark of the Left. The Far Left.

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Left-wing Jesuits at America have finally “lost it”

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According to the editors of America Magazine:

Four steps are necessary for the U.S. church to escape the strengthening riptide of sectarian conflict and re-establish trust between universities and the hierarchy. First, the bishops’ discipline about speakers and awards at Catholic institutions should be narrowed to exclude from platforms and awards only those Catholics who explicitly oppose formal Catholic teaching. Second, in politics we must reaffirm the distinction between the authoritative teaching of moral principles and legitimate prudential differences in applying principles to public life. Third, all sides should return to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and Pope Paul VI that in politics there are usually several ways to attain the same goals. Finally, church leaders must promote the primacy of charity among Catholics who advocate different political options. For as the council declared, “The bonds which unite the faithful are mightier than anything which divides them” (“Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World,” No. 92).

Editor’s note: What are these guys smoking?

Here’s my four steps: 1) Keep those who advocate immoral and non-Catholic political and/or religious positions OUT of Catholic universities, no matter WHO they might be and no matter with whom they might be associated. 2) Keep those who advocate positions contrary to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church (ESPECIALLY POLITICIANS and Professors) as far away from Catholic universities as possible. 3) Religion is not politics. Abortion is not health care. Universities should prepare students to be able to tell the difference. Christ demands that we Catholics know the truth and stand up for it … on campus or off. 4) Sometime, loving one’s neighbor means engaging in fraternal correction … especially when it comes to fundamental issues like abortion. Students need to know that there is no common ground between life and death. Both are absolute opposites. Charity demands that Catholics choose life, without reservation.

The guys at America should know better! Abortion remains primarily an ethical and moral issue that has so far claimed the lives of nearly a third of today’s under thirty population.

Abortion is no more a political issue than the Holocaust was, during World War II. Abortion remains the greatest moral evil of our times.

Pro-death politicians and the editors of America would LIKE us to believe that abortion is a political issue, but many of us are simply NOT that stupid! Abortion is a totally immoral act that just happens to have been temporarily decriminalized by a corrupt government.  But it will not stand, forever.  

Until then, we fight.

Want dialogue? Stop the killing. Then we can talk!

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