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Catholic Dissidents Oppose the Bishops
Catholic League -- January 30, 2014 -- Bill Donohue
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of a lawsuit brought by a privately owned business, Hobby Lobby, that challenges the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services mandate that is forcing its pro-abortion, pro-contraception, and pro-sterilization agenda on those who reject these services as immoral.
Also on Tuesday, seven "Catholic" organizations joined with others to oppose Hobby Lobby. Catholics for Choice is a pro-abortion, anti-Catholic entity; CORPUS, Women's Ordination Conference, and Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual reject the Church's teachings on ordination; DignityUSA and New Ways Ministry reject the Church's teachings on homosexuality; and the National Coalition of American Nuns is pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.
Some of our worst enemies: Prominent Catholics
Nancy Pelosi -- June 08, 2012 -- Washington Examiner
"I do my religion on Sundays, in church, and I try to go other days of the week; I don't do it at this press conference," Pelosi said curtly as a reporter asked about her view of the church position on contraception.
Pelosi brushed off the organizations and church dioceses that filed suing the Obama administration over the contraception mandate. "I don't think that's the entire Catholic Church," she said. "Those people have a right to sue, but I dont think they're speaking ex cathedra for the Catholic Church."
We all know that our Catholic Senator, Nancy Pelosi does not know when life begins and that likeable Catholic Vice President, Joe Biden is pro abortion.
We assume that these and other Catholics in high positions are intelligent. Is it politically and financially expedient for them to compromise their faith?
Joe Biden: In a weekend interview, pro-abortion Vice-President Joe Biden claimed pro-life advocates who are opposed to the new Obama administration mandate forcing religious employers to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions are “out of touch with reality.”
Biden appeared on the “Face the Nation” Sunday morning talk show on CBS and told host Bob Schieffer that he found the recent debate over the mandate “remarkable.” 4-2-2012
Catholics for Choice openly supports abortion. Its’ press releases are worded to imply that they speak for all Catholics.
Other Catholic organizations including The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Catholic Health Association claim to be against abortion. They supported the current health care bill and did nothing to assure that the bill would exclude taxpayer funded abortion.
LCWR Statement on Health Care Reform
For many years, LCWR has been an advocate for affordable health care for all in this country. Similar assembly resolutions were approved and acted upon in 1990, 1998, and 2002. In its educational and advocacy efforts, LCWR follows the lead of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Catholic Health Association (CHA). In August 2009, the presidents and board of LCWR developed a brief statement calling for health care reform that provides affordable, accessible health care for all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. The statement was shared with all LCWR members, the USCCB and CHA, President Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, and key members of Congress.
On December 26, 2009, The New York Times published an article that led some readers to conclude that there is a division between a position taken by the US Catholic bishops and a position taken by both the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) regarding the federal funding of abortion in the health care reform bill.
During the months of debate about health care reform legislation, LCWR supported the work of the Catholic Health Association.
In response to the efforts of Senator Robert Casey to propose an amendment to achieve this goal and assure that no federal funding be provided for abortions, on December 17, 2009 CHA issued the following statement: "While we have yet to see the manager's amendment of Senator Robert Casey's final abortion amendment language, we are encouraged by recent deliberations and the outline Senator Casey is developing. It is our understanding that the language now being written would prohibit federal funding of abortion, ensure provider conscience protection and fund programs to provide supportive care to some of the most vulnerable pregnant women in our society.” In effect, the CHA statement was not an endorsement of the amendment or the bill.
LCWR and CHA supported the health care bill after all pro-life amendments were rejected.
December 9, 2009 -- Deacon Keith Fournier -- Catholic Online
Tyrant State? Nelson - Hatch - Casey Pro-Life Amendment Rejected in U.S. Senate
In his prophetic Encyclical Letter entitled the "Gospel of Life" the late Servant of God John Paul II warned of what happens at the "…level of politics and government…" when "…the original and inalienable right to life is questioned or denied on the basis of a parliamentary vote or the will of one part of the people-even if it is the majority".
President Obama is pro abortion. So, who set up a site called: "Pro Life Pro Obama" during the election campaign? -- Catholics!
Obama's friends are masters of deceit. Many of them are prominent "Catholics" and "Christians".
From the web site: Pro Life Pro Obama
Introduction by Douglas W. Kmiec:
"Can you be pro-life and support Senator Obama? The answer - upon even a moment's reflection - is "unequivocally yes."
Barack Obama's life has been one dedicated in service to the needs of others.
We are all called to build a culture of life - but there's more to it than just hoping that the next Supreme Court justice somehow deals with Roe v. Wade. A bad economy is threatening to human life. Women facing the moral tragedy of abortion - are facing it, now, today - and they need a supportive community and tangible help, not condemnation."
Douglas W. Kmiec holds the endowed chair in Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University.
Prior to that, he was dean and St. Thomas More Professor of Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. and professor at Notre Dame.
He also served as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
He is author of the new book; Can A Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Question About Barack Obama.
The Site is maintained by the Matthew 25 Network - 25 E Street, NW - Suite 215 - Washington, DC 20001 - 202-783-2130 - www.matthew25.org - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Matthew 25 Network was a Federal Political Action Committee (PAC). Not authorized or paid for by any candidate or candidate's committee.
Matthew 25 Network Endorsers:
Bishop John Bryant
Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District, AME Church,
Los Angeles, CA
Urban minister, Founder of Mission Year,
Former Director of the Office of Hispanic Affairs, USCCB
Former Vice-President of Catholic Charities
Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus
Vice-President for Social Justice,
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Sr. Sharon E. Dillon SSJ-TOSF
Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins
Nineteenth Street Baptist Church,
Senior Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center
Former Director of the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Author and Pastor
College of the Holy Cross
Sr. Catherine Pinkerton,
Sisters of Saint Joseph
Peter Vander Meulen
Coordinator, Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, MI
Rev. Matthew Watley
Reid Temple AME,
Glenn Dale, MD
Rev. Mark Whitlock
*Institutions listed for identification purposes only. This does not imply an endorsement by any church body or institution.
The enemy within:
The American Catholic Council (ACC)
A low key, schism that wrongfully considers Vatican II as an open invitation to laity to change the Catholic Church.
Since they choose Detroit as the location of their grassroots organizing meeting in June of 2011 it fell on Archbishop Vigneron to defend our Church.
We thank the Archbishop for his defense and pray for his work.
Last fall, the Detroit archdiocese posted a point-by-point advisory to the clergy and faithful on its website.
Position paper from the Archdiocese of Detroit on the American Catholic Council
On June 3, 2011 Archbishop Vigneron wrote to his brother priests and deacons a warning letter on the ACC
On June 9th the Archdiocese issued another warning: "The ACC portrays itself as something other than what it is. In effect, it advocates for what it calls "change" by putting Catholic sacraments, church teachings, and even the sanctity of life up to a vote. That's not even close to liberal or left-leaning thinking; it's beyond a bridge too far."
The Catholic Knight' blog has warned of a significant threat to Church unity in the United States