Sunday, August 03, 2008

Leave It To The National (Anti-)Catholic Distorter...
To give the slightest hint of credibility to hard-core anti-Catholics

Here's enough of the article to induce vomiting; (Emphasis and comments mine) New groups add broader Catholic views to politics
By TOM ROBERTS, NCR staff

PHILADELPHIA -- If the election of November 2004 was the darkest hour for believers of a certain progressive bent, the dawn apparently was not far behind.

That election represented the zenith of the religious right, that loose amalgam of conservative evangelical and mainline Christians (and Catholics who still believed in Catholicism) who for more than 20 years had owned the religious corner of the political landscape. The religious right had had almost exclusive control over the language of religious politics (Interesting, I guess "The Reverends" Jesse and Al, along with most of the Jesuits and Maryknollers have kept their yaps shut for the past 20 years, 'eh?), the definition of what it meant to be religious, the issues to which the term “moral” could be applied. (Hence the word "morality", a term unknown to Liberals.)

Against the forces that gave Americans “value voters” and a politics defined by opposition to abortion, stem-cell research and gay marriage, a counterforce was gathering. Groups and individuals who felt their faith was misrepresented in the public square began to mobilize, from Sojourner’s Jim Wallis, to other progressive evangelicals to Catholic social justice lobbyists and peace activists. (Ahhh... so "progressive Catholic social justice" is in favor of abortion, stem-cell research and queer "marriage"? Interesting.)

Sr. Simone Campbell arrived to take over as director of Network, the Catholic social justice lobby, the day before the November 2004 election. For Catholics, the campaign had been dominated by Sen. John Kerry’s run-ins with several bishops and the language of “values” had been largely confined to the hot button issues. (Like those inconvenient 10 Commandments.)

“There was a pushback (Yeah, martin luther had a "pushback, too) by those of us who worked in a more progressive (re: not only non, anti-Catholic) vein, who see faith as broader than just those three issues,” said Campbell. Though Network is one of the older actors on the scene (does that mean she'll die soon?), around for more than 30 years, it quickly allied itself and the more than 100,000 individuals it represents to several of the new efforts. It was a principal sponsor of the Convention for the Common Good, July 11-13, in Philadelphia.

Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese, a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, was one of those sought by Democratic Party leaders who, frustrated after Kerry’s loss, wanted to know how the party could better speak about religion and its values. Reese is considered an expert (according to who?) on the role of Catholics in politics. (Oh yeah, Presider Tommy Reese, the poster boy for Roman Protestantism. Every heretic who calls themselves "Catholic" trots this idiot out to make their conscience, and approval ratings, improve whenever they spit in the Face of Christ and His Church. If your curious some of the crap Tommy Boy's spewn in the past, click here.)
Sorry, I can't post any more of this bull shit article. I'm just sickened and saddened by the state of The Church here in America.

But I can't help but wonder if the USCCB is, yet again, asleep at the switch. Nahhh... I take that back, they aren't asleep at a damn thing. They're the one's responsible for this train wreck.

3 Comments:

Blogger Simplex Vir said...

These progressives all like to say You can't legislate morality, but I suppose it is OK to legislate immorality.

Frankly I don't like being lumped in with the religious right. I am a CATHOLIC! Not a very good one, but I aspire to be. These idiots including the sisters and presiders who turn on there own, are feelers and nothing more. That is the great secret the religious right and the anti-catholic Catholics are all the same they hate Catholics and want to destroy the church. If they have to destroy the country with it, so be it.

Simplex Out!

12:50 PM  
Blogger bible christianity said...

um...catholic views...really,but of course there are multiple catholicisms just as there are mutiple christianies, right. Will the real Catholic Church please stand up, if it's able to stand. But how about a different idea? I'll mis-quote Churchill 'We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in our patrishes, we shall fight on the sea and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our church, whatever the cost may be.' Enough said. vivere militaire Christi

7:23 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

BC,
The Real Catholic Church already has stood up. She's been standing since 33 AD.

The only real problem is all the Protestant heresy that's already infected The Church here in America.

Speaking of Prots... I wonder if they can stand up, that is without mutating from the ever growing 33,000 denominations.

So much for The Body of Christ. Maybe because of Protestantism, it's correctly 'The fractured Body of Christ'.

5:48 AM  

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