Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Polish Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Lodz defended the differences and complementarity of man and woman at a meeting with young people. The Archbishop tried to reject the attempt to flatten "the great and unique differences between man and woman that God thought of so wonderfully."
"2050 Whites Will be Put on Reservations": "They are planning that they will cease to exist of their own desire."
The archbishop said he could well imagine if the gender ideology should prevail, that "the few who continue to hold to the fact that man and woman are indeed equal as human beings and are fully equal in dignity, but have a different sex, and that's a good thing, will be put as Indians are in reservations by 2050." Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski is known for his vivid and clear language. He told young people at a youth catechesis in Pabianice near Lodz about the importance of accepting one's own gender and to defy every misanthropic egalitarianism.
Gender ideology is an "extremely dangerous ideology"
The former theology professor had put the gender ideology at the heart of his speech, "which has become fashionable in recent years. To be exact, it's the only valid ideology according to political correctness," said the Archbishop. The gender ideology is an attack against "gender identity" of man as male and female and for an attack against the family and the generation of children. "It is an extremely dangerous ideology that leads directly to the death of our civilization," said Msgr Jędraszewski. He could therefore imagine, if he also hopes not to experience it personally, that the few surviving whites, the smallest of the other races here in Europe will be presented as a sensation in 2050. "Behold how the people looked, who once lived there and those who have ceased existing at their own request, because they did not accept themselves biologically." The problem is mainly a problem for Europeans and thus it is also to be found in North America and Australia.
"After Us, May Come the Deluge" By Gender Ideology
The denial of God is unmistakable behind the gender ideology, and it is the base engine of this "ideology of self-destruction." For it is God who "created man as man and woman," said Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski. "He created them for a life together, not that each go his way, and not for homosexuality, but for the second unit, for marriage, so that they beget children, continue to give life and rule the world. Then perhaps the deluge might come after us," said the archbishop.
The speech by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Lodz led to savage attacks against Church representatives. Anti-Church papers shower him with criticism and personal attacks. Considering the reception of what the Archbishop says, the Metropolitan had obviously hit the mark.
Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski was born in 1949 in Poznan. After his consecration, he worked in pastoral ministry and as a professor of theology. In 1997 Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of Poznan. In 2012 he was made Archbishop of Lodz by Pope Benedict XVI.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A Controversial Law
Political Bypass or Selective Destruction of Identity?
NB: we weren't able to find this story in English, so the citations of the Mr. Said will be a little off, but accurate.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
"Special order" for Cardinal Koch in Poland? - Papal solidarity with Jews Meeting Criticism
Vatican spokesman Lombardi Denies the World Jewish Congress
Polish Parliament Rejected a Special Permit for Jewish Ritual Slaughter
The Close Proximity of the Argentine Pope to Judaism
Image: traditions catholica
Friday, August 16, 2013
(Würzburg) The "right-wing extremist incidents" [What about left-wing extremist incidents?] in the seminary of Würzburg are proven what they were: a soap bubble. The prosecutor stated that she saw "no reason" for the initiation of an investigation. This was reported by the Chief Public Prosecutor of Würzburg Dietrich Geuder. All three of the prosecutors reported there was "no criminality" in the "incidents". (on the events in Würzburg see Report ). Thus, the diocesan leadership of Würzburg has some explaining to do, but the prosecutor's announcement comes too late for the two dismissed seminarians.
Katolische Nachrichten's hysteria led several major media including the Süddeutsche Zeitung to blast headlines such as "right-wingers in the Church" or "Brown Network in the Seminary", the diocese to have an immediate internal "investigation commission", which included both the Bishop of Würzburg and the Archbishop of Bamberg. In addition, in the name of perfect "transparency" there was also called an external inquiry commission under the chairmanship of former top state judges. The piquant thing was that the former judge sits on the Board of Donum Vitae Bayern and thus actually is contrary to the Catholic Church.
The spokesman for the Diocese of Würzburg has now declared quite rightly that the findings of the prosecutors of no criminal activity has nothing to do with the Church internal review of the suitability of a seminarian for the priesthood. Würzburg's Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann had specifically convened a press conference on the 31st of July and told them that two seminarians were dismissed by him and Archbishop Schick, because these are "serious" incidents showing they would not have the necessary "human maturity and pastoral competence" to the priesthood.
What remains is a tempest in a teacup, a genuflection before the secular media, probably an internal church intrigue and two seminarians whose path has been sacrificed to the priesthood to political correctness. In Germany it is not easy to become a priest.
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|The Presence of the Holy Will be Brought to Silence by|
Cardinal Schönborn. Vienna’s Stepansdom, Bust in ridicule of
Sr. Resituta [photo: kreuz-net.info]
Mockery of Sr. Restituta As an expressionist nativity figures at the cradle of Satan
Since 27 May 2009 a Stalinist bronze relief statue can be ogled at the Barbara Chapel of St. Stephen's Cathedral. This bust was bare-breasted, produced at the request of the Vienna Cardinal from one of the last Stalinists (with the exception of the European Union), Alfred Hrdlicka. How long?
The presence of the Holy is silenced by Cardinal Schönborn. St. Stephen's Cathedral, a bust to mock the Blessed Sr. Restituta [image: cross-net.info] Faithful Martyr Sister Maria Restituta was murdered on 30 March 1943 by the Nazi Provincial Court in Vienna. The Blessed Sister Maria Restituta sacrificed her life for Christ's cross and died as a martyr under the guillotine - which is named after a Freemason Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, a tool for streamlining the breaking of the 5th Commandment of God.
With this central tool of the Jacobin, Leftist terror, Blessed Sister Maria Restituta was killed by the Nazis in Vienna provincial court because she would not be the same align herself to a socialist ideology. This Gleichschaltung was made up by those responsible for the St. Stephen's Cathedral in 2009.
The St. Stephen's Cathedral was Consequently Decorated Vulgar Materialistic
The wealthy high ranking Stalinist Hrdlicka, at the request of his employer, Cardinal Schönborn, removed the divine image of the martyrdom of Blessed Sister Maria Restituta Kafka, and brought instead the Blessed as a demonic creature from a vision of hell for display.
The bare-breasted Blessed Sister Maria Restituta hangs on the wall of St. Stephen's Cathedral as an expressionist nativity figures at the cradle of Satan. Beneath are only Hrdlicka’s following words, "I'm a big German”.
The Devil is Inside the Church
This mockery of the Blessed Sister Maria Restituta by those responsible for the St. Stephen's Cathedral is an involuntary allegory of the fact that the Holy Church is exposed to persecution from inside by the devil.
There are on God's earth no dedicated site where a Blessed is mad as a disgraceful, bold, irreverent and barbaric representation as in the Stephansdom in Vienna.
For the traditionless, who are closely pegged to the short moment (as Schönborn, Faber, Schuller & other theological apologists and analacrobats), the dishonor of the Blessed Sister Maria Restituta Kafka is characterized as a "work of art" identifiable, because the bare-breasted representation of the Blessed in St. Stephen's Cathedral is vulgarly presented.
For those who do not suffer from spiritual amnesia, still know: "The true, the good, the beautiful and the Saints are identical". But those responsible for St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna have the same understanding of art and aesthetics, the same as of theology.
Vienna School of heresy?
In disobedient and defiant Vienna is the pursuit of the ugly, falsehood and evil. The soul must, in order to be receptive to truth and beauty, have certain conditions, which have been wiped out by the officials of the tax subsidized Archdiocese of Vienna.
Souls are not charged to the supernatural beauty and heavenly, but at best to aberrosexual kitsch and the disregard for the sanctity.
The Blessed Sister Maria Restituta was killed by the Nazis because she stood with God. The Vienna School of heresy called to disobedience, however, denies the will of God and panders to the sexually immoral.
Therefore, a disobedient, Viennese pastor can’t bear the beatified Sister Maria Restituta (like the Nazis), which eventually led to her mockery of the Stephansdom in Vienna.
Church funds to Communist Drunkard
For this desecration of the Blessed Martyr, Sister Restituta Kafka, Cardinal Schönborn had to let go of 80,000 euros for the drunkard Hrdlicka - the equivalent of 5,300 bottles of premium Ukrainian vodka.
The dishonor of the Blessed Sister Maria Restituta Stephansdom in Vienna is a high-proof image of the spiritual suicide through which the Archdiocese of Vienna supplying many souls to hell.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Culturally Sensitive Historical Falsification in Vienna: Siege of Vienna by the Turks Stricken From the History Books
Edit: In view of the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Turk in 1453 yesterday, this story appears providentially.
History is vitally important, but the powers that be would prefer to forget certain episodes and mandate others, whose denial can lead to being murdered, losing one's livelihood, public disgrace and long prison sentences.
Here's a trial balloon being sent up in Austria. It will be interesting to see how the people take it.
There were similar attempts in England to avoid teaching about the "Holocaust" so as not to offend Muslims, or rather, as it was later spun, teachers could opt out of teaching the subject, in order to avoid inciting "anti-Semitic" thinking among Muslim students.
[Vienna.] As to addressing the defensive battle of Vienna against the Ottoman attackers or the Turkish wars in the 16th and 17th century, young Austrians could soon shrug helplessly:
Out of consideration for immigrants of Turkish origin, it was suggested by the principle that her Viennese elementary school's teachers not to treat the subject in the classroom. For those who do not comply, the threat of the dismissal, said the Zeitung Krone. After all, the Turks might be offended if they are reminded of their defeats in school. For Austrian history, the Turkish wars, however, are of immense importance. Vienna stood alone [Poles? Bavarians and Germans too?] against a major Turkish siege twice - and beat the attacker back both times. Parents are outraged by the effrontery of the Viennese school principal, Krone Zeitung also speaks of the "falsification of history".
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The above translated article first appeared 4/13.
I think it's also vitally important to linke Ewald Städler's address to the Turkish Ambassador in the Austrian Parlement in this context.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Paris (Reuters) The mayor of Paris condemned the ruling and urged the police to appeal the ruling.
"Faced by this initiative which stinks of xenophobia, I want once again to express city hall's desire to fight all forms of discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism," mayor Bertrand Delanoe said in a statement.
The food handouts are organized by a nationalist group called Solidarity of the French (SDF). It says its "pig soup," which uses pork fat for stock, is country fare much loved by French traditionalists.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Woke up just thanking God for His Goodness and Mercy this Morning! Minister Farrakhan gave such a Beautiful Message of Unity and Love last Night! He challenged us to come together and be made New in Christ! To lay down our weapons and use the gift of our Minds and Hearts. He reminded us of the Power of Light! I am so grateful for his friendship. He is my friend, my Brother and Mentor. I pray that the World will embraces his message and that we come together!Famous quotes:
"White people are potential humans - they haven't evolved yet.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2000
"They [the Jews] are the greatest controllers of black minds, black intelligence. They write the scripts - the foolish scripts on television that our people portray. They are the movie moguls that feature us in these silly, degrading, degenerate roles.
"The great recording companies that portray our people in such a filthy and low-rating way, yet they would not allow such a man as Michael Jackson to say one word that they thought would besmirch their reputation, but they put us before the world as clowns and as purveyors of filth. No, I will fight that.”
Meet The Press interview, October 1998
"The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road." Saviours' Day speech, Chicago, February 1998
"Of course, they [the Jews] have a very small number of people but they are the most powerful in the world, they have the power to do good and they have the power to do evil ... Now what do the Jews do best? Well, they have been the best in finance that the world has ever known …
"They finance a lot of stuff in the world, and there's nothing wrong with that, but they are not good politicians, they are the worst politicians because they don't recognise really their friends and as well their enemies ... " Saviours' Day speech, Chicago, February 1998
"It seems like being gay or whatever sin you wish to be a part of is okay ... but I have the duty to lift that gay person up to the standard to ask if they want to live the life that God wants them to or live the lifestyle that they want to live." Boston speech, August 1997
"I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government ...Yes, they exercise extraordinary control, and black people will never be free in this country until they are free of that kind of control ... " Meet The Press interview, April 1997
"I don't own Hollywood. Who depicted black people? Who writes the books? Who writes the plays, the songs that make us look less than human? Do you mean to tell me that Jews have never done any evil to black people? …
"Were they not involved in the slave trade? Yes, they were ... and to the extent that they were involved, somebody has to bring them to account. And I believe that has fallen on me." Interview with New York Amsterdam News, January 1994
Quotes stolen from the Guardian…
Lou Ferrakhan Photo...
Friday, January 18, 2013
This published video shows how a German Kindergarten (!) is made into an advertisement for Islam.
A women with a head covering gives the children a liquid with which they can rub and probably purify themselves, in order to prepare for Muslim prayers.
A Muslim, apparently an Imam, shows the children the Koran and explains to them how Muslims pray and how Turkish children play.
The muslim who praises the Koran to the German children, is clearly Ömer Akbulut, who is the spokesman for the Islamic community engaged in the building of a mosque with a minarett in Wertheim. It is also apparent that this leaked video is of a Kindergarten in the vicinity of Wertheim.
pius.info recommends to readers: If you have children in Kindergarten, then suggest to the teacher a visit from a conservative, Catholic priest. Father will show the children how to make the sign of the cross, how one gets holy water and who the Mother of God is.
If the teacher answers, that such is not possible in a ideologically neutral state like Germany, then show her the photo above.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Yes, it's happening again except this time it's Italy and Catholics aren't sitting back, letting it happen and then bemoaning that it happened with the usual resignation easily detectable in Catholic and conservative circles these days in Northern Europe and the United States.
In the province of Caraoso in Piacenza, Italy, a school Principal has overstepped his bounds and will now have to find himself a new job.
This just in from a correspondent about a really interesting situation in Italy where Cultural Marxism attempts to rear its ugly head and is stomped by an angry mob of ordinary Italians. People in Europe don't appear to be quite as sanguine and passive about the authorities destroying their traditions as are alleged Catholics in the United States. Nativity scenes are routinely attacked by the ACLU or local miscreants and Anarchists with impunity:
A principle of a public elementary school in the Province of Piacenza decided to ban any mention of Christmas (including the display of the traditional nativity scenes) in order not to "offend" north African students. At which point the parents exploded in protest. The mayor of the town promised to personally deliver 4 nativity scenes and will press to have the principle transferred out of the school. The protests have arrived at the ministry of public education in Rome. Can one imagine such a protest happening in the oh-so-Christian USA? No, one cannot.Link to source...
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines:From their publication CBCP.....
“We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation.
“We have not been good stewards of Nature.
“We have confused Your command to subdue the earth.
“The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference.
“Global warming is upon us. Typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in increasing number and intensity.
“We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins.
“We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made.
“We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The trendy, colorful and androgynous clothes of Benetton are famous all around the world for their ad campaigns which promote a promiscuous cultural melange and challenge the sexual norms of the world's religions. They also make light of the entire political spectrum from the Left to the Right side of the Seine or the Moscow. The ads seem to say, "this is how fun life can be without religion or politics." Despite their efforts to promote a world clique, and decisive social changes, they're also increasingly notorious for the unsafe conditions of their factories and exploiting their laborers. So, the sexually ambivalent Luciano Benetton and his company, despite being progressive about some things, still has a great deal of respect for Mammon.
How about creating sharecroppers in Africa through mini-credit?
Recently, as mentioned above, Benetton has attacked the Pope with a photo-shopped ad depicting him with a Mohammedan cleric embracing and kissing. The ad is decidedly exploitative and has once again raised people's awareness of this label, Mohammedanism and Catholicism.
And yet, despite Benetton's concern with the sexual outlook of the world's religions, and their own progressive sexual ethic, they continue to make the news for their bad faith in terms of their labor practices. Last year, 3,000 female textile workers rioted against what they felt were low wages and poor working conditions. This is obviously something which might interest the culturally progressive audience Benetton has cultivated in the last quarter century.
At least nine female garment workers were injured on Tuesday in clashes with Cambodian riot police who used shields and electric shock batons to try to end a week-long strike over the suspension of a local union official.
More than 100 police, at least 50 in riot gear and carrying assault rifles, tried to force an estimated 3,000 female workers back into their factory, pushing several to the ground and stunning them with batons, a Reuters witness said, which we found at Deceiver.
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The clashes were the latest setback for an industry that was badly hurt by the global economic slump from 2008 and more recently has been plagued by strikes over low pay and working conditions.
The factory on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh, is owned by a Malaysian firm and produces garments for companies including Gap, Benetton, Adidas and Puma.
But that's not the only problem Benetton faces:
On 14 December 2010, 28 workers of the sportswear factory That’s It in Bangladesh went up in flames or jumped to their deaths when a fire tore through the ninth and tenth floors of their factory building. They were not the first ones whose lives had ended violently in the work place. Since 2000, at least ten Bangladeshi factories were razed by fire or simply collapsed on top of the workers, because the owners cared more about money than about the safety of their employees.
We might also add that Benetton is an avid supporter of unsavory sexual mores. His numerous ads depicting curious sexual poses valorizing aberrosexuality speak for themselves. Could it be that the Italian, and shamelessly Republican Senator, Luciano Benetton, shares with many anti-clerical Italians, a hatred of the Catholic Church? If the following paragraphs are any indication, it wouldn't be surprising:
The solution was one of the most controversial campaigns in advertising history. Under the banner, United Colours of Benetton, there appeared first mixed-race couples and later more shocking images. One showed the bloodstained uniform of a dead soldier in former Yugoslavia. Others highlighted social problems such as Aids. None used professional models.
Mr Benetton is coy about whether his goal has been to change the world or merely to hijack topical issues to promote his brand. "I'm not the so-called `creative' person in the company," he says. But he does vet all the images before they go out. "Our principles are not to offend people and not to lie."
We're not the only ones to have noticed this familiar duplicity. Three days ago, an article appeared in A Paper Bird has also noticed this as well, citing also how Benetton pays its female workers in Tunisia.
So much for consistency.
Monday, November 21, 2011
There has been a substantial amount of negative response from the laity as well as a recent news report from Lifesite, about United States Catholic Council of Bishops [USCCB] and its questionable relationship with the Girl Scouts. Despite the fact that Girl Scouts USA partners with and supports Catholics for choice, there is the typical non-response from the USCCB. They express concern about the the grievances of Catholics involved with the program, but don't actually do anything about it. (http://www.nccgscf.org/NFCYMPositionStatementOnGSUSAIssuesJan282011.pdf), (GSUSA supports "Catholics for Choice" on pg 2 of the article). Here's the non-response:
Many Catholic Girl Scout leaders are feeling torn between their commitment to Girl Scoutingand their commitment to their Catholic teachings because of the real or perceived relationshipbetween GSUSA and organizations like Planned Parenthood. The NFCYM approach to thiscomplex issue has been one of engagement, rather than detachment or withdrawal. NFCYM,through NCCGSCF, needs to stay connected to GSUSA not only because thousands of Catholicgirls and Catholic adult leaders are involved in scouting, but because Girl Scouting—like BoyScouting—provides excellent character development for young people through their programs.NFCYM can only influence secular organizations by staying in relationship with them . . . bybeing at the table.In addition to releasing their public statement, GSUSA has taken two other actions:1. On Thursday, January 27, GSUSA conducted a conference call with their councilexecutives to assist them in working more closely with faith based organizations.NFCYM sees that as a significant action in promoting our religious recognitionprograms.2. GSUSA has agreed to a follow-up meeting between their national leadership andNFCYM leadership this summer to continue to review and access our relationship andthe critical issues.NFCYM will continue to closely monitor any new issues that arise and, through our NCCGSCF,continue to engage GSUSA leadership in their active support of NFCYM religious recognitionprograms
‘Bobby identifies as a girl, and he’s a boy,” a Denver mother told a in a news story about her son, who has been accepted as a Girl Scout.
“He’s been doing this since he was about two years old. He’s loved girl stuff, so we just let him dress how he wants, as long as he’s happy,” she explained.
When she first approached the Girl Scouts’ local troop leader about joining, the answer was pretty sensible: But he’s a boy.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Edit: I knew there was a reason for the Knights of Columbus.
VANCOUVER — More than a dozen protesters left the Occupy Vancouver demonstration and stood face to face with church officials over the weekend at the downtown Holy Rosary Cathedral as a planned march to "Occupy the Vatican" made it to the front stairs outside the building before being thwarted.
On Sunday afternoon, up to six Catholic-sponsored Knights of Columbus — as well as a handful of Vancouver police officers — stood guard at the top of the concrete stairs as a breakaway faction of Occupy protesters shouted slogans and demanded answers for atrocities committed at residential schools in years past.
The breakaway faction claims the church sits on native land.Breakaway factionof Occupy Vancouver marches on church
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|Serving "the poorest of the poor"|
WASHINGTON – Dominican Sister Gabriella Williams, this year’s winner of Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award, sees her work with migrants and other immigrant workers in Southern California as fulfilling part of God’s plan of love for all of humanity.
“We are all God’s people, brothers and sisters. I support whoever I can because we are part of a big family and all that we do must be centered on God. God is love and I try to live this fact by my example,” she said in a Sept. 20 telephone interview with Catholic News Service.
“I am just a little part in a big puzzle and when we all live as God wants us to, then his plan of love can become a reality,” she added
»The Catholic Review Online | Catholic headline news, breaking, Archdiocese Baltimore
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Edit: the Vatican can't even get most parishes to follow the rubriks of the Liturgy or even follow guidelines regarding simple discipline of clerics who publicly disagree with Church teaching. It's not surprising that Bishops like Weakland and others were allowed to create a homosexual funhouse atmosphere which gave Anderson the opportunity to sue for millions.
Jeff Anderson routinely supports the ACLU and the Democratic National Committee. It is widely known that the DNC wants to legalize sexual contacts between adults and minors.
Even President Obama thinks it's a good idea for gids to be sexual.
Moreover, there's a striking similarity between the political and philosophical beliefs of Anderson and many of those he's litigating against.
- Pope hears prayer for victims of abuseFri, Aug 19 2011
- Pope starts Spain visit with call for economic ethicsThu, Aug 18 2011
- Judge ends TV coverage of Mubarak case, angering opponentsMon, Aug 15 2011
- Sect leader Warren Jeffs gets life in jail for sex with girlsTue, Aug 9 2011
A lawyer for the church disagreed, saying the newly released documents show the Holy See was not involved in the offending priest's transfer from Ireland to Chicago and then to Portland, Oregon, where the victim was a minor in the 1960s.
In April, U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman in Oregon ordered the Vatican to produce documents in the case that alleged a cover-up of priest sex abuse.
At the time, the judge's order was termed a "historic step" by attorney Jeffrey Anderson, who sued the Holy See in Rome and U.S. archdioceses and church officials on behalf of an unnamed man in Oregon.
Anderson said on Monday an analysis of the 1,856 documents written in Latin, Italian and English showed the Vatican had direct control over the placement and laicization of Rev. Andrew Ronan, who left the priesthood in 1966 and died in 1992.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A society has a right to protect itself from the things that threaten it and it's widely demonstrable that illegal immigration is a threat to social order. Why is it that various church leaders are bent on attacking the social order even against the basic tenets of their respective denominations and the best interests of the co-coreligionists who reside here legally?
Here's what the Catechism of the Catholic Church actually says:
2265 Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others. The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm. For this reason, those who legitimately hold authority also have the right to use arms to repel aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their responsibility.
2266 The efforts of the state to curb the spread of behavior harmful to people's rights and to the basic rules of civil society correspond to the requirement of safeguarding the common good. Legitimate public authority has the right and duty to inflict punishment proportionate to the gravity of the offense. Punishment has the primary aim of redressing the disorder introduced by the offense. When it is willingly accepted by the guilty party, it assumes the value of expiation. Punishment then, in addition to defending public order and protecting people's safety, has a medicinal purpose: as far as possible, it must contribute to the correction of the guilty party.6
Never mind that though, those are just guidelines, after all. These church leaders claim that the law attacks charity, but there's nothing to that theological virtue which allows you to ignore the demonstrably negative impact of illegal immigration to the public good and violate the laws of the land. To be sure, Catholic Bishops in Russia or Mexico would not likely dare to meddle with the internal security there. Here is the story:
CULLMAN, Ala. — On a sofa in the hallway of his office here, Mitchell Williams, the pastor of First United Methodist Church, announced that he was going to break the law. He is not the only church leader making such a declaration these days.
Since June, when Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed an immigration enforcement law called the toughest in the country by critics and supporters alike, the opposition has been vocal and unceasing, ranging from civil rights groups to the U.S. Justice Department. This month, church groups joined that list.
An Episcopal bishop, a Methodist bishop and a Roman Catholic archbishop, all based in Alabama, sued on the basis that the new statute violated their right to free exercise of religion, arguing that it would “make it a crime to follow God’s command to be Good Samaritans.”
Alabama law criminalizes charity, bishops’ suit says | | The Bulletin
Friday, July 29, 2011
July 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bishops to House: Budget Cannot Rely on Disproportionate Cuts in Services to Poor Persons, Requires Shared Sacrifice by All
WASHINGTON—In a July 26 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, New York, called on Congress to remember the human and moral dimensions of the ongoing budget and debt ceiling debate.
The bishops wrote, “A just framework for future budgets cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor persons. It requires shared sacrifice by all, including raising adequate revenues, eliminating unnecessary military and other spending, and addressing the long-term costs of health insurance and retirement programs fairly.”
Bishop Blaire and Bishop Hubbard respectively chair the Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
The bishops wrote that every budget decision should be assessed by whether it protects human life and dignity, how it affects “the least of these,” including the hungry and homeless, and how well it reflects the shared responsibility of the government and other institutions to promote the common good of all, especially workers and families struggling in the current economy.
The full text of the letter is available online: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/economy/upload/budget-debate-letter-to-house-2011-07-26.pdf
Keywords: Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, budget, deficit, debt ceiling, U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, Justice, Peace and Human Development, Domestic Justice, International Justice and Peace, human life and dignity, homeless, hungry, poor, essential services, disproportionate cuts, USCCB, U.S. bishops
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
|Always a big hit with the NCR Sandalistas|
USCCB Hippies Can Take Good Ideas and Wreck Them With Faux Radicalism, here on their site. They'd be better off lobbying for an end to invasive planned economies like Rhodesia which has driven the country into famine, or against "green" fuels which increase the cost of food, and also promote world hunger.