13.3.12

The 5th Column in the Catholic Church

Nearing the end of the Viet Nam War I enlisted in the Marines. The Marine Corps had already left Viet Nam (I was not aware of that at the time). Early in my enlistment however I was forced at various times to undergo being called a "baby killer", and having to endure being spit on at airports, and on the streets. At times there were efforts by many radicals to get my fellows and me to desert. I retired after 22 1/2 years.

Now we as Catholics are being asked to desert the Faith. I present here a post from the Catholic league about a pair of liberal Catholics calling for a mass desertion...

FRONTAL ASSAULT ON CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:

Never has there been a more vicious anti-Catholic advertisement in a prominent American newspaper than the one in today’s New York Times by Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The demonization of Catholicism is palpable.

The pretext of the ad [click here] is the Catholic Church’s opposition to the Health and Human Services mandate forcing Catholic non-profits to include abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization in its insurance plans. Its real agenda is to smear Catholicism. Here is how the ad begins: “It’s time to quit the Roman Catholic Church. Will it be reproductive freedom, or back to the Dark Ages?”

The ad blames the Catholic Church for promoting “acute misery, poverty, needless suffering, unwanted pregnancies, overpopulation, social evils and deaths.” It says the bishops are “launching a ruthless political Inquisition” against women. It talks about “preying priests” and corruption “going all the way to the top.” In an appeal to Catholic women, it opines, “Apparently, you’re like the battered woman who, after being beaten down every Sunday, feels she has no place else to go.”

FFRF is led by a husband and wife team, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker. Fortunately for Gaylor, her mother did not follow through on the advice she gave women in her book, Abortion Is a Blessing.

Not a single Catholic who reads this ad will be impelled to leave the Church. That is not the issue (Catholicism, unlike many other religions, is actually growing in the U.S., and worldwide). The issue is the increase in hate speech directed at Catholics.

Nothing will stop Catholics from demanding that the Obama administration respect their First Amendment rights, this vile assault by FFRF notwithstanding. Why the Times allowed this ad is another issue altogether.

Contact the “free thought” bigots at FFRF:
fttoday@mailbag.com

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Richard,

'Its time to quit the Roman Catholic Church' 'TZZZZZ' - wrong again, detractors!! My trumping response to their clarion call is this;

By all means, my fellow believers, up stumps and flee the areas of the Roman Rite that have been reduced to 'happy clappy', 'feel good', 'buz cut bitter boomer nests of self-serving narcessism'...yes, by all means leave these wastelands of the Gospel...and find a good solid Eastern rite church; a Marounite Rite, a Melchite Rite, a Byzantine Rite, a Malabara rite, a Chaldean Rite, an Anglican Ordinariate (English rite) where commonsense has largely prevailed and God's truths haven't been eroded by the filth of postmodernism, secular humanism or moral relativism, where our metropolitans and Eparchial leaders have the guts and stones to say it as it truly is...

I believe the Non Roman rites will be the salvation of the Catholic Christian Church, because the Roman Rite largely dropped the ball 35 years ago now, and has never really picked it up. For a certainty there are murmurings of genuine revival, but the patient remains gravely ill. A bit of what makes my rite strong will make your rite strong also; though many would not wish to hear this.

Blessings,

Sarah,
Australia.