Friday, January 23, 2009

Please, Please, PLEASE!! Didn't Mommy And Daddy Ask You!!?? Do You Want To Go To Time-Out? PLEASE LISTEN TO US!!
Ineffective parenting, Catholic style

Gutlessness marches on!!

I remember many years ago hearing a priest of the SSPX using the phrase "dictatorship of the child". Why does that phrase come to mind when I read the following news story?

Here's some of it from The California Catholic Daily; (Emphasis mine)
“Very disappointed”
Archbishop-elect of Detroit expresses dismay over Obama’s abortion views, but won’t say whether he will deny Communion to anti-life politicians

Oakland, Jan. 22, 2009 / (CNA) – Detroit Archbishop-elect Allen Vigneron has expressed disappointment with President Barack Obama’s position on abortion and has called for forceful opposition and coalition-building to counter it. (Please sweetie. Both mommy and daddy have been asking you over and over. So to show you that we really mean it... we'll ask again.)

Bishop Vigneron, who will continue to head the Diocese of Oakland until his installation as Archbishop of Detroit on Jan. 28, made his observations in a telephone interview from Oakland with the Detroit News. He said he shares other bishops’ concerns that the Obama administration has given indications that the president is going to rescind some protections for the unborn. (Please sweetheart. You know that mommy and daddy have asked you over and over to stop stabbing your baby brother with the scissors. Will you please stop doing that? Mommy and daddy are asking you nicely, sweetie!)

The bishop declined to answer whether he would deny Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, calling it a “hypothetical question.” (If you choose to do that again, mommy and daddy will... will... will...)

“I simply want to affirm that part of being a Catholic is having a conviction that on these moral matters, the church speaks the mind of Christ,” he told the News. “And I want to help Catholics, especially Catholics in responsible positions, to maintain the integrity of their professions.” (Didn't mommy and daddy already ask you not to do that? Please listen to mommy and daddy!)

5 Comments:

Blogger nypd green said...

You mean..."stop or I'll say stop again", is not an efective means of determent?

I'm shocked I tell ya!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Well, this guy was the least heterodox of the 12 (California Bishops)...hmmmm, I'll have to send H.E. a copy of what Abp. Burke wrote.

12:51 PM  
Blogger USMC 9971 said...

Excellent analogy. Leading up to and following the election, there were many letters to the editor in our diocesan newspaper (Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis) in which parishioners would speak of "other life issues" besides abortion.

There was a faith formation director encouraging "all Americans to embrace [John Paul II's mantra of the need to promote a "culture of life"], but to embrace it in the same sense the late great pontiff used the term, and not the narrow sense it has generally been used (i.e. abortion only)."

There was a woman who felt that if "all our society's ills can be tied back to our initial choice whether or not to protect life, voting would indeed be a simple matter. But it is not." Therefore, in her view, "[e]ach individual must weigh the importance of many moral issues when electing representatives to government."

There was another woman who was alarmed that the letters to the editor that the paper received for the 30 October 2008 issue were nearly all about abortion. "I'm offended," she wrote, "at many of the letters that were published which attempted to impose their politics on how I should vote. What about the rest of us who care deeply about other issues?"

There was a man who said that he cast his vote for Obama with a "heavy heart" due to Obama's position on abortion, but he did send an email to Obama the day after the election begging the new president not to "calcify [the abortion] issue by selecting judges who are close-minded, or by signing into law anything that would short circuit [the abortion] debate."

Each one of these letters was published with the writer's full name and home parish. Why should they be concerned that they are publicly stating that they feel that "other life issues" are more important than an intrinsic evil, and that it is okay to support and vote for a candidate that will endorse and promote an intrinsic evil? After all, if the politicians themselves are not held accountable, what are the odds that Joe Potluck is going to be singled out for his letter to the diocesan newspaper?

12:47 AM  
Blogger gramps said...

The hell with denying communion. How about excommunication? I am so tired of those who want to use langauge so as not to offend when infants are being murdered in the womb and the democratic party, the party of slavery, abortion, and homosexual attack on the family runs around as if it had any moral athority. For over a century they promoted slavery, fought a war to keep it legal and spread it further, and then when they lost did everything possible to keep blacks from having any rights even to lynching them. Presidents of that party knowing that their party was the majority of the Klan and killing blacks did nothing to stop it up through the complete FDR administration. The federal government kept them segregated on their orders even in the military. Now they have fallen in love with the murder of the innocent child in the womb and protect that now and through future generations killing more than Stalin and Hitler combined.

How could a bishop or priest support this party in any way or talk nice to it.

1:30 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

He could help them by showing them the door and closing it firmly behind them. If they start behaving like Catholics they can always knock and ask to be let back in.

4:03 PM  

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