13.2.12

Obama is in trouble with Catholics

...and we are bombarded by this... Catholic opinion is vibrant so lets muddy the waters a bit. What I can not understand is catholics like Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, and Sebelius who refuse to go along with the teachings of the Church. Do they not fear for their soul?

"Monsignors' mutiny" revealed by Vatican leaks
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Call it Conspiracy City. Call it Scandal City. Call it Leak City. These days the holy city has been in the news for anything but holy reasons.

"It is a total mess," said one high-ranking Vatican official who spoke, like all others, on the condition of anonymity.

The Machiavellian maneuvering and machinations that have come to light in the Vatican recently are worthy of a novel about a sinister power struggle at a medieval court.
More. Thanks to Reuters the Church is never really out of the news.

Wishful thinking by time magazine reports this gem...

Birth Control Debate: Why Catholic Bishops Have Lost Their Grip on U.S. Politics -- and Their Flock

...Not on abortion or the death penalty (a majority of Catholics believe those should remain legal); on divorce or homosexuality (most say those are acceptable); on women being ordained as priests and priests getting married (ditto); or on masturbation and pre-marital sex (ditto again, Your Excellencies). (MORE: Conflict Over Obama's Contraception Rule Intensifies)

And especially not on contraception. Ever since Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Church's senseless ban on birth control in 1968, few doctrines have been as vilified, ridiculed and outright ignored by Catholics – evidenced by a recent study showing that 98% of American Catholic women have used some form of contraception. It's hard to believe, as the bishops would have it, that those women simply succumbed to society's pressure to do the secular thing. They've decided, in keeping with their faith's precept of exercising personal conscience, that family planning is the moral and societally responsible thing to do -- for example, preventing unwanted pregnancies and therefore abortions. And it explains why a recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found most Catholics support the contraception coverage mandate even for Catholic-affiliated organizations. Presumably most endorse Friday's compromise...
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All these lapsed Catholics and errant priests and Bishops have all been predicted.

We Catholics are known by our enemies. They are legion.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

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