Saturday, February 16, 2008

Meet The New Boss... Same As The Old Boss
Dear Pope Benedict, screw you. Love, Teddy Mac

WARNING!! Harsh language alert. If you are easily offen... aww hell, you know the drill.

Sing it, Brother Daltry. Damn right, we won't get fooled again. But it looks like Sweaty Teddy is trying his damndest to pull an end-run around authentic Catholic teaching... yet again. If you thought the Democrats were embroiled in one helluva case of "let's destroy ourselves", you haven't been following the antics of some of America's so-called Catholic leaders.

In the past, I've pointed out that whenever there is a difference in any given Biblical teaching, Catholicism always adheres to the more stringent, and Protestantism always adheres to what's easiest. Anyone else see the same parallel between (then) Cardinal Ratzinger and present day Martin Luther... I mean Cardinal Mac?

Here's the article from The California Catholic;
Beyond the right to life
Cardinal McCarrick addresses San Bernardino vicariate meeting on the duties of citizenship

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop-emeritus of Washington, D.C., addressed the annual meeting of the San Bernardino diocese’s six vicariates on Feb. 13. McCarrick, said an announcement on the San Bernardino diocesan web site, is “considered one of the Church's foremost experts on socio-political issues.”
(If he's one of the "foremost experts", we're in deep shit.)

Though the diocese was hosting the event featuring McCarrick, the web site announcement was hesitant to say what the cardinal would address. “He is expected to speak about ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,’ a document released late last year by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops that details core Gospel values that Catholics should use in making personal, social or political choices,” said the announcement. “In an election year, Cardinal McCarrick is expected to offer unique insights on the relationship between Church teachings and high profile political issues of the day.” (I would imagine that the "unique insight" mentioned translates to the good Cardinal telling The Holy Father, the Magesterium, and 2,000 years of Catholicism that they collectivly can have sexual intercourse with themselves.)

According to a Feb. 14 Riverside Press Enterprise article covering the vicariate meeting, McCarrick told his audience that the bishops’ document does not tell Catholics how to vote but urges them to vote for the candidates who best support Church teaching. "The first and most essential right has to be the right to life," said the cardinal; still, "we are not a single-issue church. You start with the right to life. You have to. But you have to go beyond it. You cannot be authentically Catholic unless you go beyond it." (Did you catch that? "Beyond the right to life" So according to this direct spiritual descendant of Judas Iscariot, I can't be an authentic Catholic unless I look upon the innocent unborn as just another political issue. This guy is so patently full of bull shit.)

The Press Enterprise noted that McCarrick “was in the thick of political controversy in 2004 when he opposed proposals by several fellow bishops to deny communion to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry because of Kerry's support for legal abortion.” (That means he's "one of the Church's foremost experts on socio-political issues". The liberal news media is still pissing their pants with glee over McCarrick's open opposition to Rome. Saying he was in the thick of the controversy was putting it mildly. That's like saying that explosive diarrhea is in the thick of the soiled underwear controversy.)

McCarrick was the president of a task force that had been meeting in 2004 to offer recommendations on the question of denying communion to Catholic pro-abortion politicians, or even to Catholics who vote for pro-abortion politicians. It was McCarrick who consulted Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then head of the Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on the matter, and Ratzinger replied with a memorandum. (Mac Daddy in charge of that task force, 'eh? Talk about the fox in charge of the hen house.)

The memorandum said pastors should meet with anyone guilty of formal cooperation in abortion or euthanasia (such as a Catholic politician “consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws”), “instructing him about the Church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.” (Pretty blunt, fairly straightforward. Hell, even I can figure this one out. Howz about you?)

Ratzinger, citing a 2002 Vatican ruling on divorced and remarried Catholics, then said: “When ‘these precautionary measures have not had their effect or in which they were not possible,’ and the person in question, with obstinate persistence, still presents himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, ‘the minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it’ [Emphasis added.] ... This decision, properly speaking, is not a sanction or a penalty. Nor is the minister of Holy Communion passing judgement on the person’s subjective guilt, but rather is reacting to the person’s public unworthiness to receive Holy Communion due to an objective situation of sin.” (I STILL understand this, only proving the statement from then Cdl Ratzinger isn't really all that hard to fathom.)

In a June 15, 2004 address to the U.S. bishops, Cardinal McCarrick seemed to soften Ratzinger’s words. Relaying Ratzinger’s communications (received, said McCarrick, both by memorandum and in telephone conversations), McCarrick said that Ratzinger “recognizes that there are circumstances in which Holy Communion may be denied.” [Emphasis added.] McCarrick added that “Cardinal Ratzinger clearly leaves to us as teachers, pastors and leaders WHETHER to pursue this path.” [Double emphasis in original.] I hear Teddy Mac has penned a hymn specifically for Pope Benedict; in the Gregorian Chant style, let's all sing together!! --
Hymmmn, hymmmmn, f**k himmmm


Blogger Dymphna said...

Last year an aquaintance of mine mentioned that he'd been an altar server for Cardinal McCarrick on several occasions. He said the cardinal was the most political minded member of the clergy he'd ever met. I don't think he meant it as a compliment.

8:35 AM  
Blogger monkmcg said...

First we had to wait for him to retire - now we have to wait intil...people stop giving him a soap box. Fortunately his opinion on what makes a person "authentically Catholic" is worth nothing. Authentically Catholic is not something the Cardinal owns - and it requires being in union with the Pope.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Another great post! Right on.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

This guy was an ignoramus way back when his buddy in the Archdiocese of Newark NJ carved out a seat for him in Metuchen. He's a political hack and a theological milktoast.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Cardinal McCarrick seemed to soften Ratzinger’s words


Actually, McCarrick LIED LIKE HELL about R's letter--and almost got away with it--until a copy of the original mysteriously appeared online, published by Chiesa.

Not for ONE SECOND do I think that the letter's online appearance was a mistake. Rather, I think R. sent the damn thing to Chiesa to make clear to everyone that McC is a lying scumbag.

5:32 PM  

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