Saturday, April 16, 2011

Catholic Culture Clash Links 4-16-11

The Pope turns 84 today. Happy Birthday Pope Benedict!!

The "pro-immigration" a.k.a. pro-illegal immigration (pro-amnesty) crowd is up in arms over the fact that a meeting on immigration was moved from the Catholic Church to another location since the representative speaking there who purports to be Catholic is pro-abortion.  Oh cry me a river....   Bishop Joe Vasquez did the right thing by having the public meeting moved since Rep. Louis Gutierrez has voted in favor of abortion rights legislation, which is in direct contradiction of Catholic teaching and policies. You do not check either your conscience or your religious beliefs at the door when you serve in Congress.  These Catholyc pro-abort politicians need to either get with the program and follow the precepts of the Catholic faith, including all social social teachings, or find another church which endorses the murder of innocents, which would be more in line with their beliefs. article here 

What do you think of the last minute deal that averted a government shutdown?  Do you think that Rep. Boehner and the leaders in the GOP caved?  I think that they should have stood their ground with regards to stopping funding of Planned Parenthood.  The GOP got some things they asked for but it seems like the Democrats got the better end of the deal.  The GOP needs to take back both the Senate and the White House in the 2012 election.

An evangelical pastor, John Piper, compared the burning of the Koran to crucifying Christ.  This is absurd!!  A book is merely a book.  The Koran can be reprinted.  Christ died for all of our sins. Christ was a person who was killed and not merely a book.  He said this in light of people being killed in the Middle East because the pastor in Florida burned the Koran.  Those who murdered people in the Middle East are murderers and his ludicrous comparison  is in effect justifying the Islamic extremists murderous reaction to the Koran burning.  The Florida pastor, whether you agree with him or not, was expressing his first amendment rights according to the Constitution. article here 

Have you heard of the latest controversy to do with Michael Voris of RealCatholicTV?  His recent Vortex video called "Pagan Easter" called for people to leave their church if the priest mentions Earth Day on Easter Sunday.  I agree with Michael Voris about 99.9% of the time but I disagree with him here.  I agree with most of that video but should he really be encouraging people to leave their churches?  Maybe, if there are other Catholic Churches around one can do some church shopping to find a parish that is in line with their traditional beliefs but what if there is no other parish in the area?  IMO Voris should have used a qualifier in his video.  Maybe, he even should have encouraged those to stay in their parishes to try and change their parish from the inside, so it follows the Magisterium and more laity know the true faith?  This is the same sort of thing he has encouraged us to do in some of his other videos. What do you think of this whole situation? 

1 comment:

passionatelylovingtheworld said...

Its a great time of year to remember Christ's prayer in the Garden that we may all be one.