Monday, January 04, 2010

A Catholic Manhattan Declaration?
Don't count on it

Not until the Catholic Church is in the state that The Church is enduring in Holland will the thought even enter the minds of the hierarchy that maybe... just maybe... things are in need of change. Yes, in Holland, only 7% of Catholics even attend Mass and there's only a 16% Baptismal rate. Some Catholic Church, huh?

And as the above linked article states, there has been a double-whammy against The Church in The Netherlands -- The Spirit of Vatican II from within, and the rise of Eurabia from without.

But like I was alluding to, our fearless shepherds (for the most part) steadfastly refuse to take a stong CATHOLIC stand on any given contentious topic that may arise.

Count on them to duck hard hitting topics such as the death penalty, illegal immigration, hey... how about just condemning politicians in favor of slaughtering the unborn?

Case in point, the following headline from;
Pelosi: My Pro-Abortion Stance is Consistent with Catholic FaithThe biological solution can't happen quick enough. In the meantime, Judas would be proud.


Blogger Sonja said...

And today I read that vampyra Pelosi claims publicly that her stance on infanticide is right in line with Catholic teaching.

6:03 PM  
Blogger dudleysharp said...

There have been many strong stances taken.

"What Ardent Practicing Catholics Do: Correcting Pelosi", National Review Online, 9/1/2008 6:00AM, Fr. John De Celles,

"Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is … a grave and clear obligation to oppose them … [I]t is therefore never licit to … "take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it." "In other words: it is always a grave or mortal sin for a politician to support abortion."

"Now, some will want to say that these bishops-and I- are crossing the line from Religion into to politics. But it was the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) who started this. The bishops, and I, are not crossing into politics; she, and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians, regularly cross over into teaching theology and doctrine, And it's our job to try clean up their mess."

"Some would say, well Father, what about those people who support the war in Iraq, or the death penalty, or oppose undocumented aliens? Aren’t those just as important, and aren’t Catholic politicians who support those “bad Catholics” too?

"Simple answer: no. Not one of those issues, or any other similar issues, except for the attack on traditional marriage is a matter of absolute intrinsic evil in itself. Not all wars are unjust — and good Catholics can disagree on facts and judgments. Same thing with the other issues: facts are debatable, as are solutions to problems."

"Imagine if someone came in here and said "I'm a mafia hit man and I'm proud of it." Or "I deal drugs to little children." Or "I think black people are animals and it's okay to make them slaves, or at least keep them out of my children's school."

"Are these 'ardent practicing Catholics'? No, they are not."

"And neither is a person who ardently supports and votes to fund killing 1 to 1.5 million unborn babies every single year. Especially if that person is in a position of great power trying to get others to follow her. Someone, for example, like a Catholic Speaker of the House, or a Catholic candidate for Vice President of the United States, or a Catholic senior Senator who is stands as the leading icon his political party. Like the proud and unrepentant murderer or drug dealer, they are not ardent Catholics. They are, in very plain terms, very bad Catholics."

"But the reason I say all this is not because I want to embarrass them or even correct them — they’re not even here. It’s because of you. Because back in the 1850’s when Catholic bishops, priests, and politicians were either silent or on the wrong side of the slavery debate, they risked not only their souls, but the souls of every other Catholic they influenced. I cannot do that, and I won’t do that."

Cardinals, Bishops and Congressmen Slam Pelosi on Abortion

New York Cardinal - Pelosi Not Worthy of "Providing Leadership in a Civilized Democracy"

"Abortion, capital punishment and war -- One of these things is not like the other", 11/28/09,

For the Vatican it's Clear - Pro-Abortion Politicians 'Must' be Denied Communion

12:00 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I'll agree that there have been individual clerics, but for the most part, there has been a deafening silence from the Bishops as a whole. Case in point -- Pelosi, Biden, Harkin, et al; are "Catholics in good standing" without so much as being denioed Holy Communion.

The bishops, overall, should be ashmaned of themselves. It's time for moral courage, and all we're given is moral cowardice.

12:16 PM  

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