Friday, February 13, 2009

Moloch Wears A Roman Collar
Useful Idiot Alert. And an arrogant Useful Idiot at that

Here's some of the article from LifeSiteNews.com; (Emphasis mine) Priest/Catholic U President: "Abortion is Not an Infallible Teaching"
By Kathleen Gilbert

WINDSOR, Ontario, February 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The President of the Catholic Assumption University of Windsor told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) in an interview today that the Catholic Church's position on abortion "is not an infallible teaching."

Fr. Paul Rennick, who is also Vice Chancellor of the school, gave the remarks when LSN sought comment regarding the school's decision to invite Cokie Roberts, a pro-abortion Catholic news analyst who has criticized the Church for preaching against homosexuality and contraception, to address the school as part of the "Christian Culture" lecture series.

Fr. Rennick told LSN that he had "personally vetted" the selection of Roberts and chose her because she was "a woman of faith," a "well known Catholic" and "successful as an individual Christian."

LSN asked Fr. Rennick, "Do you think there is a possibility of scandal from the fact that she has professed very pro-abortion views and has criticized Catholic bishops for teaching Church doctrine on homosexuality and contraception?" The President of the Catholic University replied, "No, I don't."

Asked to elaborate, Fr. Rennick said: "If you look at the catholic population, you'll find a whole variety of positions on all of those topics. It seems to me that disagreement on a particular position doesn't disqualify one from being a Catholic. Unless, of course, that position is whether Jesus is the Christ."

"Abortion is not an infallible teaching. It never has been proclaimed infallibly," he said. "This attempt to put everything that the Church teaches in this one set of categories, it seems to me, is not a proper Catholic position, not according to the history of our church," he added.

LSN sought comment about Fr. Rennick's remarks from London Bishop Ronald Fabbro who is Chancellor of Assumption University. Mark Adkinson, Director of Communications for the diocese, told LifeSiteNews.com he would not be able to have the bishop comment. Asked if there would be a better time to contact the bishop, Adkinson replied, "No, because I don't view LifeSite as a legitimate news source."

LSN then sought clarification from the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCCB), who referred to the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF). COLF Assistant Director Lea Singh noted that the Catechism reads: "Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every produced abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable." (CCC 2271).

"As an 'unchangeable' teaching, it does indeed seem to be an infallible teaching," said Singh. "Over the years the CCCB has repeatedly spoken out strongly against abortion." She quoted a 1990 CCCB document which stated: "Catholic teaching on abortion is clear and unequivocal. Abortion is a moral evil because it involves the destruction of human life. Direct killing of an unborn child is never justified."

Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, has characterized the federal ban on partial-birth abortion as "off the track" and "cynical game-playing" by pro-life activists, and found the Supreme Court decision to uphold the ban "offensive as a woman."

Roberts also publicly attacked Pope Benedict XVI as "really lacking in the theological virtue of charity," and accused bishops who refuse to open adoption agencies to homosexual couples of "using the remnants of their clout to go after the weak."

Ms. Roberts' address will be delivered tonight at 8 p.m.

7 Comments:

Blogger the Egyptian said...

get the fire wood I"ll grab the Catholic Matches, First we burn Moloch then Cokie, there is just so much I can tolerate

8:21 AM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Roberts also publicly attacked Pope Benedict XVI as "really lacking in the theological virtue of charity,"

When I hear people who support abortion talk about "the theological viture of charity," it makes my eyes mist over with a red glow, and my blood boil.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Baron Korf said...

Regardless on whether it is infallible or not (which it is under the concept of ordinary infallibility), Peter holds the Keys, not some nobody-insubordinate-priest. Apparently he needs to learn the chain of command.

"It's the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who's in ruttin' command here" -Jane from Firefly

12:48 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I guess I could therefore assump (assume?) that Assumption University is likely not a Catholic University (anymore)!

2:52 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Always a bit shocking to watch folks march lockstep into hell, particularly those who have Holy Orders, but I guess it's just all too common. These folks make it soooooo hard to pray for them.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Get a posse going and run his as_ out of town!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

God, please save Fr. Paul Rennick from himself!

6:55 PM  

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