USCCB once again inviting anti-catholic ‘Catholics’ to speak at their social justice convention.

Dear friends,

Again, the USCCB is inviting anti-catholic ‘Catholics’ to speak at their social justice convention.

When we alerted the laity over the past 3 years about the USCCB/CCHD donations going to support groups involved with pro-abortion coalitions, they responded with (paraphrasing), “Oh, no, we are pro-life” Then after a few months of that is was, ” It’s all been resolved, we no longer support pro-abortion groups – Just trust us”. Take about 3 minutes with this and you’ll see again why we do what we do.

God help us,

The Laity

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Please forward to pro-life friends, authentic Catholics – post on blogs, sites – – and then call your bishop –

Is YOUR “pro-life” director being sent to be brainwashed by pro-abortion, heretical Catholic speakers?

This is the schedule for next week’s USCCB event for Peace and Justice directors.

http://www.usccb.org/jphd/csmg/2011/plenaries.shtml

Georganne Lovett (our Diocesan pro-life director,) will be headed to the Social Ministry Gathering (for a week of social justice training) – she’ll be there for 4-5 days. The “Gathering” is sponsored by the USCCB – http://www.usccb.org/jphd/csmg/2011/index.shtml

Speakers include Mark Shields PBS Newsline –

Quotes from some of his columns:

“Bishops in St. Louis; Newark, New Jersey; Portland, Oregon; and Lincoln, Nebraska, among other places, have made it clear that U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, a Catholic supporter of legalized abortion and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, would not be welcome at the communion rails of their dioceses’ Sunday masses. These bishops apparently consider themselves “more Catholic than the Pope…”

and another:

“Every day, liberals, in whose ranks I count myself, urge legislators to vote to impose our views and beliefs on others when it involves enacting a progressive tax system, guaranteeing gay rights, protecting the environment…”

And then there’s JustFaith: (Monday eve – 7pm to 9pm)

See the JustFaith national board of directors: Gary and Mary Becker – then look at what Gary does for a living – (He’s the 3rd employee down the page, but don’t miss the first 2!) He is the DEACON (ordained many years ago in the Roman Catholic Church) at a “Catholic” church that has a WOMAN as “pastor” and another woman as assisting “priest”.

JustFaith is intimately tied to the Diocese of Orange – from the Diocesan website: and their programs are used for training deacons and seminarians in the Diocese of Orange.

“Our diocese has an active JustFaith program in many of our parishes. If you would like to know more about JustFaith, you can contact Joyce Cottage at jcottage@cox.net Additionally, the deacon in your parish can provide you information as to how you can experience this opportunity in living and experiencing Catholic social justice at your parish. You can interact with the national JustFaith Ministries website here.”

Great speaker/organization selection by the USCCB for our Catholic “Respect Life, Justice and Peace” reps from the dioceses of the entire country, don’t you think?

Here’s a reservation link to the hotel – $299 per night (plus airfare plus food and days she WON’T be working on pro-life, but she’ll be well trained in socialism by heretical Catholics.J)

I personally think the USCCB’s program is a disgrace. If you agree, please let the diocesan pro-life directors (the ones who are actually prolife and PRIMARILY pro-life) around the country know about this and request that these speakers be cancelled. IT IS NOT TOO LATE FOR THEM TO EXPEL THE TRADERS FROM THE TEMPLE- (These 2 examples were obvious – I’m SURE there are more on the schedule.)

And consider stopping your PSA donations – which pay for Georganne’s trip, AND THE TRAINING OF DEACONS AND SEMINARIANS (there’s also the upcoming Roundtable event – Catholic Roundtable is another Catholic social justice training organization with annual 2 and 4 day events and quarterly teleconferences. – WOW – anything like that for pro-life?)

The teaching of the Church says, “Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.”

Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici (1988), no. 38

From the USCCB “Catholics in Political Life” 2004

“The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”

Again, disturbed, but not surprised at the latest schedule of speakers for their event.

God, please send more snowstorms to Washington.

Pray, God, help your church.

carol

CONTACT info:

The new president of the USCCB, Archbishop Timothy Dolan : 212-371-1000

The overall work of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development is directed by:

John Carr

Executive Director

202-541-3181 jcarr@usccb.org

Marxtine (Stine) Gross

Executive Assistant

202-541-3180 sgross@usccb.org

More contact information listed here

Please forward to pro -life friends, authentic Catholics – post on blogs, sites – – and then call your bishop and Archbishop Dolan.

Submitted by Nancy W.

Likely new USCCB head hails from Chicago (by way of Tucson) – brings lots of heavy baggage.

In a recent interview, Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the diocese of Tucson made some interesting comments that deserve public scrutiny. He discussed the upcoming November Presidential election, as well as the upcoming November United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ plenary meeting. It is clear the bishop confuses the already confused Catholic reader.

LifeSite.com recently wrote: “Bishop Gerald Kicanas is among that cadre of US bishops who is himself well liked in Democrat and liberal Catholic communities for his vocal support for left wing and “progressive” peace and justice issues. Bishop Kicanas was praised by the aggressively abortion-supporting Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, for his ‘softer’ approach to pro-abortion politicians using Catholic venues to publicize their positions.”

In his interview, Bishop Kicanas speaks of the importance of voters considering the “vast array of issues” in voting. This is not correct. The right to life is the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other human rights. Let’s see what the late Pope John Paul II had to say about this question:

“The inviolability of the person, which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, finds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life. Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights — for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture — is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination” (Pope John Paul II, Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles laici, “On the Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the Modern World,” Dec. 30, 1988, No. 38b).

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