Stand Up For Religious Freedom

It’s time to stand up.  March 23rd @ Noon

It’s Time – Catholic Bishops Needs To Do Something About Pelosi

It’s time, faithful Catholics just can’t take it anymore.  If there is anyone in Congress that needs to have their head adjusted it’s Nancy Pelosi.  She is constantly undermining Catholics and the Catholic faith and yet claims to be one.  At some point the Bishops have to do something about her and personally I feel a public ex-communication is warranted.  While I’m sure it would cause a stir sometimes the only way to reach a soul and turn them around is to publicly admonish them.  Not to mention it might stem the tide of publicly dissenting pro-abortion catholics and give them a warning shot across the bow.  You can’t be Pro-Abortion & Catholic especially when you hold public office.  If the boys & girls in Washington DC want to play hardball its time for the Bishops to use their authority, while they still have some and ex-communicate Nancy Pelosi.  I realize there is no stiffer penalty but if she doesn’t deserve public excommunication then no one does.  If you feel the same way I do please sign the Pelosi Petition and let others know as well.

Cruella de Sebelius

Is this the same woman?  Cruella de Vil did want to kill all the puppies.  Just make the left half of Kitty Kats hair black and what do you have?

Get To Mass now on Facebook

I’ve ventured into the Facebook arena.  Christ have mercy.

Top 10 HHS Mandate Teachable Moments

Back in 2009 when Obama gave the Notre Dame commencement address many referred to it as a “Teachable Moment”. There was even an open letter published in America Magazine commenting that Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame “affords all of us, including yourself, a teachable moment”. Well, well, not even two years latter and we have another “Teachable Moment”. Not just one but many… Where shall we start?

#10. The abortion issue stands above social justice and war in voting priority
# 9. The Democrat party is a haven for the culture of death
# 8. Catholic pro-abortion politicians are a major threat to life and religious freedom
# 7. There are consequences to not speaking out against unfaithful groups who use the word Catholic in their name
# 6. The Bishops support of Obamacare was stupid and naive
# 5. Obama is no friend of the Catholic Church
# 4. Ecclesial authority is only meaningful if it is exercised in matters of Faith & Morals in line with the Pope & the Church’s Magisterial teachings
# 3. The USCCB has abdicated their authority by being involved in issues like immigration reform, global warming, & organized labor (Stick with Faith & Morals)
# 2. 50 years of ignoring Catholic contraceptive use can cause problems
& #1. The use of Contraceptives is a Mortal Sin

Yes, the use of contraceptives is a mortal sin. Contraception subverts the marital embrace which rises to grave matter. But when have you heard that preached from the pulpit? For the glory of God can our Priests, Bishops, & Cardinals take off your bedroom slippers and preach the truth, with love and charity of course, but preach the whole Gospel. Especially the stuff thats going to cause eye balls to roll. Would we be in this mess if Priests & Bishops regularly spoke out against contraception yearly and clearly taught church teaching on why its wrong and why its grave matter? Would Obama have pulled this atrocity if Catholic contraception use was at say a forth or half of secular society’s? No, mainly because I doubt Obama would even been in office had this battle been fought properly 40 or 50 years ago.

If you disagree with the Church’s position on contraception, like I did 10 years ago, open the Catechism and read it. Then look at other writings of faithful & orthodox Catholics. I would suggest that they be dead and have the letters S & T in front of their name. If you don’t like reading dead people read Christopher West’s chapter on contraception in the The Good News about Sex & Marriage. Don’t go looking for some namby pamby thelogion to rub salve on your warped & poorly formed conscience. There is a very good reason to why the church teaches what it does but no one articulates it. So if no one is speaking against contraception and all of secular society is speaking for it… guess what, you get Catholic’s contracepting at the same rate as the rest of society.

Time to speak up people

He Knew What He Was Doing

From the Nation Review

The bottom line is this: “Accordingly, the amendment to the interim final rule with comment period amending 45 CFR 147.130(a)(1)(iv) which was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 46621-46626 on August 3, 2011, is adopted as a final rule without change.” [Emphasis added.]

Translation: The Obama administration Friday afternoon put into federal law the very regulation that drew objections from almost 200 Catholic bishops, some 50 religiously affiliated colleges and universities, 65 North American bishops of Orthodox churchesnumerous other Jewish, Evangelical and Lutheran leaders, and even some liberals — and without changing so much as a comma.

All I can say is if your Catholic and you vote for Obama this November you may have hell to pay.

Cardinal Mahoney – You The Man?

For years I’ve had grave concerns about Cardinal Mahoney and what he allowed to go on in his Dioceses.  While many of those questions still remain for me I could not be more proud of how he has responded to the Obama Administration’s HHS decision.   It’s obviously lit a fire under him.  Here is what he wrote on Feb 11th:

Your “accommodation” actually makes the entire matter far worse. Every effort must be undertaken to reverse your ill-conceived revocation of our Constitutional rights.

I encourage all Catholics and millions of others of good will in our country to challenge candidates for election to Congress and to the presidency to take a strong stance in favor of guaranteeing and protecting our nation’s Constitutional rights.

I fear, Mr. President, that you are knowingly and intentionally trampling upon and reversing our Constitutional rights.

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.com/2012/02/just-minute-mr-president.html

And on Jan 20th, the day of the HHS decision

For me there is no other fundamental issue as important as this one as we enter into the Presidential and Congressional campaigns. Every candidate must be pressed to declare his/her position on all of the fundamental life issues, especially the role of government to determine what conscience decision must be followed: either the person’s own moral and conscience decision, or that dictated/enforced by the Federal government. For me the answer is clear: we stand with our moral principles and heritage over the centuries, not what a particular Federal government agency determines.

As Bishops we do not recommend candidates for any elected office. My vote on November 6 will be for the candidate for President of the United States and members of Congress who intend to recognize the full spectrum of rights under the many conscience clauses of morality and public policy. If any candidate refuses to acknowledge and to promote those rights, then that candidate will not receive my vote.

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.com/2012/01/federal-government-mandate-for.html

I can honestly say I like the new Cardinal Mahoney.  Now if Cardinal-designate Dolan can start speaking with the same heated statements we might have a chance at beating this thing.

Planned Parenthood – Sex Obsessed & Hooking Kids on Sex

WARNING – Explicit Material

Here is what your tax dollars help funds.  When will we stand up to this?

Freedom of Religion vs Freedom of Worship

I have to get back to posting.  Too much is going on with this HHS decision.  I have to start writing again in order to vent my frustrations.  Please sign the http://www.manhattandeclaration.org

New Access

20120207-225943.jpgI now have access to my blog from my new iPad and from my phone. This should give me more access and opportunity to write as time is at a premium these days with two little boys. Will see how much the Holy Spirit prompts me to write again.

God Bless