You can take the bishop out of Chicago … but (evidently) you can’t take the Chicago out of the bishop!

Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee has now been claimed as an ally by the leftists, in the Madison, Wisconsin Union Stand-Off.

It’s no wonder, since anyone who spent as much time in Chicago as he, and anyone who has been part of the perennially corrupt Chicago socio-political system as long as he was, must now be permanently suffering from something closely akin to the “Stockholm Syndrome” … where hostages begin to sympathetically identify with, and finally, adopt the ideology of their captors.

Chicago has always been a Democrat town and a union town. That’s the way things are. Just ask Governor Quinn, who gave the unions a sweet, guaranteed contract extension, in exchange for their unqualified support, just days before the last election. And it worked!

The leaders of the Catholic Church in Chicago have long been conditioned to jump when the party bosses say, to remain quiet when ordered, and to “come out” in support of party objectives, whenever necessary.

Authentic Catholic social teachings be damned. The needs and objectives of the party come first!

That can’t be, you say? Well, the last time anyone in the Chicago Archdiocese (in this case, Francis Cardinal George) tried to buck the system, Bill Daley (president Obama’s current chief of staff) promptly ran a public op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune, ordering the good Cardinal to sit down and shut up. The cardinal dutifully obeyed!

Read all about it here.

This is the abusive environment from which Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki comes. The Chicago Democratic political system still owns him. All his prior conditioning is still in effect. Can anyone really blame him for automatically “coming out” on behalf of his political bosses … in spite of the fact that they remain enemies of the church … leftists, progressives, Socialists, Marxists, pro-aborts, pro-homosexuals (and worse)?

The teachers have been similarly oppressed by their own union. Union membership is required of every teacher in Wisconsin. No union membership … no teaching job! Union dues are automatically deducted from every teacher’s paycheck. Teachers have little or nothing to say about how those dues are spent. Due to the political climate in the state, certification for alternative union organizations is virtually impossible to arrange.

In short, the Wisconsin teacher’s union already rules over Wisconsin’s teachers, with an iron fist … just like Organizer In Chief, President Barack Obama would like to be able to rule over the citizens of the United States.

For Catholics, this is really the Catholic Campaign for Human Development scandal all over again. Only this time, it’s dressed up just a little bit differently.

Keep a close eye on your wallet. By now, it should be painfully obvious that some of our bishops are not unwilling to help the unions and the politicians pick our pockets. (And for what, really? It’s not like the Catholic Church gets anything in return from these guys … except maybe, the “privilege” of doling out the proceeds from a few paltry government grants, through Catholic Charities!)

Money is like fertilizer. Corruption is like weeds. The sooner we shut off the unlimited money supply to the government, the unions, the politicians, and the bishops … the sooner the corruption will be weeded out.

1Timothy 6:9-11  For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, fly from these things: and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness.

William Daley: Just Another Pro-Abort Obama Staffer Who Puts Politics Before His Catholic Heritage.

“Once again, the President has elevated a dissenting Catholic to the highest level of his administration. As I’ve said before, in the President’s mind, the only Catholic is a “bad” Catholic – one who publicly disagrees with the teaching and bishops of the Church,” he responded. “At least, that’s the only sort of Catholic he trusts with significant power.”


Daley tells Cardinal George to “buzz off”


Willam Daley evidently thinks that abortion, infanticide, and the wanton destruction of human embryos are paltry little issues about which the Catholic Church should remain silent, and in his Tribune op-ed piece he pretty much tells the Cardinal to sit down and shut up about it.

Cardinal Francis George recently said this invitation is an embarrassment to Catholics because the president disagrees with church doctrine on abortion and stem-cell research. But I believe Cardinal George’s stand is an embarrassment to Chicago Catholics and furthers the divide among the church, its members and the rest of America.”


Click here to read the “article”

Follow up:

Mayor Richard Daley said much the same last week, when he was asked about it.

JP Morgan and Chase evidently felt the same way about Hitler, the Nazis, and their atrocities during WWII, as William Daley does about Obama’s anti-life policies  today:

Click here for the details