Saturday, November 08, 2008

USCCB Throws in the Towel!
One punch to the gut and the yellow bellies run.

It is a good thing that our Bishops don't have to be cage fighters. If they did I am sure that they would be dive artists. This election it appeared that they had grown some cojones. They came out swinging against Pelosi, Biden, and Obama. They tried their marginal best to inform us Catholics that we should vote against Obama without coming strait out and saying it. You can't lose your tax status that would be bad.

So now that they have emboldened themselves and started to gain a little respect back from the faithful what do they do? They decide to throw in the towel, and stick it to the loyal faithful yet again. What do you mean Simplex, what are you talking about?

Religion News Service's Dan Burke reports that next week's much-awaited public discussion among the bishops on political support for abortion was struck from the agenda. Here is a link to the story: Bishops Drop Plans to Talk Politics

What in God's creation are these men afraid of? No damn wonder we have a problem with vocations to the priesthood. What God loving, self-respecting man wants to be involved with a bunch of touchy feely whimpy wind bags. I know that we are to be patient and let God work his plan but how many times are we going to be slapped in the face? Seventy times seven it appears.

This is the same exact behavior that lead to so many abused young boys. "Oh we can't say anything about these pedophiles in the church, lets just keep quiet and maybe it won't get too bad." Hello, are any of you listening. It is already bad, more innocents are dying everyday. Either do your job or get to steppin'! Pope Benedict has a better man ready to supplant you anyway. You are taking up space.

You have Catholics all over the place that think it is OK that they voted for Obama. That should be the ONLY thing on your agenda. Certainly not the one thing you remove. If you had any courage at all you would make it a point to see that every single politician that supports abortion is not allowed to receive communion. You could do it and should do it. That would send a clear message. Then get your religious education house back in order and make certain that the only thing taught is the Baltimore Catechism that sends a message and properly forms a conscience.

It is a good thing you guys weren't in the control room when Apollo 13 said, "Houston we have a problem". You might have just taken them off the agenda and pretended you never sent the rocket up!


Blogger aine said...

Where do you think we, as simple Catholic folks, go from here? Because I'm getting a message from the bishops where they THINK we should go. Of course, it's going to get crowded and even hotter there what with all the CINO's crowded in.

Any ideas?

10:06 PM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...


See my earlier post labeled Clarion Call. We don't go anywhere. We fight for our Church. We write letters, we bug the crap out of these guys until they quit or are replaced by the Holy Father.

The one thing we cannot do is abandon her. She needs us more than ever.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

"Either do your job or get to steppin'! Pope Benedict has a better man ready to supplant you anyway. You are taking up space."

I pray you are right, about Papa Ben having a nice long list of excellent men to lead our dioceses, but I fear that you are not.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

The fact that it was removed from the PUBLIC agenda does not mean that it was removed entirely. There are 4 days of "private" discussions, too.

That being said, it's clear that the Bishops do not want the light of day to shine on the more inglorious Powdered & Perfumed Ones. After all, only 120 (or so) Bishops actually taught Catholic doctrine in this last election cycle, leaving around 300 who did not--including the Ordinaries of Milwaukee and Green Bay, WI.

So they're back to Keeping Secrets and Hoping that the laity will pay, pay, pay, and STFU.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...


Having the discussion in private has no effect on the faithful. This is the long standing issue at hand. They need to be out in front of the faithful leading the charge.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Unitas said...

Exactly. The Catholic politicians create public scandal and confusion with their support for abortion, the rebuke needs to be unequivocal public as well. The same for their apologies and retractions as well need to be public.

A public rebuke is small potata's considering the Vatican has every right to formalize their automatic excommunications.

1:54 AM  

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