Thursday, November 20, 2008

CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


As a response to the current economic crisis, the U.S. Catholic Bishops have issued statement of strong support for the Campaign for Human Development annual collection. Read their entire statement here.


The CCHD Collection will be held in most parishes this coming Sunday, November 22 & 23. Please do everything you can to promote the collection. For more information and CCHD resource materials click here.

15 comments:

Rustler45 said...

"U.S. Catholic Bishops have issued statement of strong support for the Campaign for Human Development annual collection."

Well it looks like after the ACORN fiasco that they would have learned, but no here they are contributing to AK-47s for South America.

Catholics all across the country are boycotting this. Read the blogs. The 450 bishops who remained silent while a Marxist Muslim abortionist was elected have lost their credibility.

Anonymous said...

Election Part II - Catholic Culture and the Election of Barack Obama
It is impossible to speak of a "Catholic culture" in America any longer. A whole segment of the populace who call themselves "Catholics" do not feel bound by any standard of Catholic orthodoxy or sanity. In fact, it is impossible to even speak of a Catholic culture in most parishes! At a recent "ministry faire" of a large Catholic parish in south Florida, the Respect Life ministry of the parish displayed its pro-life materials next to the table of the "social justice" committee of the same parish. Any commonality between the two ministries was simply in the space they shared. Their worldviews could not have been further apart, but they both call themselves Catholic.

In fact, the "social justice" people were positively aglow about the election of their new messiah, Barack Obama. Several of them were speaking of their plans to attend the Inauguration and were utterly unaware that there would be 100,000 people marching on the nation's Capitol two days later for the right to life of unborn Americans which they had just voted into irrelevancy by electing Obama to the highest office of the land. One of them even expressed shock at the provisions of the upcoming Freedom of Choice Act until he was confronted with the nasty little fact that his messiah had been a sponsor of that pernicious bill in the last Congress. True to form, he steadfastly refused to allow that truth to have any effect on his euphoria. His mind was made up, and he would not let himself be confused by facts. Needless to say, the orthodox, practicing, believing Catholic pro-lifers will not be attending the Inauguration.

How can these two groups sit side-by-side in the same pews and display their ministries in the same space at the same Catholic parish? Simply because this contradiction has been tolerated for years by those in charge of our Church. In this election season neither of these two groups received any guidance about voting according to Catholic principles because, as per usual, there was silence from the pulpit on the issue. The absolute failure of our church leaders to define for us what membership in the Church means - and then to enforce it - has led to the degradation of Catholic culture and the loss of meaning for things that are sacred. When Christ and Belial are considered equal partners in the sanctuary, then nothing in the sanctuary means anything any more and no meaningful standard exists to distinguish a true Catholic from a false Catholic.

The degradation of Catholic culture is largely, but not exclusively, the fault of the clergy. For four decades in the Catholic Church in America we have seen:

Liturgical abuses run rampant, aided and abetted by those in charge
Two or three generations of Catholics left un-catechized or taught with flimsy, Protestantized fluff passed off as Catholic education
Sexual abuse by clergy excused and unaddressed by the hierarchy
A blind eye turned to high profile dissent and political class heretics
Wholesale attacks on sacred teachings that receive virtually no response from our pastors (and if it weren't for Catholic Answers, EWTN and the Catholic League we would have no defense whatsoever)
The succumbing of our Catholic institutions of higher education to the ravages of political correctness, and the list goes on.
In the face of all this, should we be surprised that 54% of "Catholics" voted for Barack? Hardly.

The battle for Catholic culture begins with us, and there is no time like the present to don the armor of spiritual warfare. We either believe and practice what the Church teaches or we live as part of the shadow church, falsely trading on the Name Catholic for its benefits without at the same time shouldering the crosses that this entails.

There is, however, great hope for the future because the battle has already been engaged: new Catholic colleges are springing up to replace the old decrepit houses of heresy, new religious orders with abundant vocations and orthodoxy have arisen, home schooling families and strong lay movements are abundant now. Only when we take back our beloved Church from the false Catholics and clerics will our Church be able to stand up and rebuke the storm winds of paganism that are building faster than we care to admit. This project is not without its price, however. The cost of being a true believer will undoubtedly be much higher than ever before in our lifetime. Starting now and into the next generation we as Catholics will have to show the world not only what we believe but that we are willing to lay down our lives for it as a witness to the truth.

Catholic bishops will fight Obama on abortion
Cardinal: Abortion undermines common good

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life Inter

Rustler45 said...

RAY JAY SAID: "The comparison to the Colt45 guy was unfair to you. I don't think you are at all nasty ...."

Oh really Ray Jay? I am a patriotic American Catholic who believes in Church Teaching. I have served my country in the military for 40 years--24 active homorable duty and 16 as a contractor who trains the troops.

Shilow has betrayed his religion and his country as did anyone who voted for Obama. So please don't be comparing him to me.

Anonymous said...

November 17, 2008

BILL MAHER STRIKES AGAIN

On the November 14 episode of the HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the comedian said the following:

“A Catholic priest in South Carolina has told his congregation: If you voted for Obama you can’t receive Communion. That’s right. The cracker won’t let you get the cracker. He said supporting Obama constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil. Then he proceeds to pass around the plate so everyone could chip in to payoff the child f------ lawsuits.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today:

“Maher has a long and ugly history of bashing Catholicism, and he typically goes for the jugular. In his season finale, he managed to mock the Eucharist, paint priests as molesters, call a priest he knows nothing about a racist and seriously misrepresent what this South Carolina priest said about voting for Obama (note: Father Jay Scott Newman did not say what Maher attributed to him).

“HBO would never allow a comedian to continually disparage any one of a series of highly protected classes of persons (persons protected by the politically correct police, that is). But when it comes to Catholics, it’s a different story—they’re fair game. Ironically, on the exact day Maher struck again, a survey was released showing that 61 percent of Americans believe that ‘Religious values are under attack in this country.’ It could also be said that no religious values are under more attack than those espoused by Roman Catholicism. And for that we can thank bigots like Bill Maher, and his executive friends at HBO.”

Contact Bill Nelson, HBO’s CEO: Bill.nelson@hbo.com

Contact Sue Naegle, HBO’s President: Sue.naegle@hbo.com

shiloh said...

Rustler45 said...

I have served my country in the military for 40 years--24 active homorable duty and 16 as a contractor who trains the troops.
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Rust, hmm (40) years ?!? when you are only 28 which I don't believe either 'cause you post like a third grader! lol helpful hint: You're a terrible liar! Funny, but terrible ...

But let's do the math anyways, eh: 18 when you joined + 40 = 58 !@#$%^&* and troops need a contractor to be trained, hmm let me guess, Special Forces, Navy Seals ... bwahaha, did I mention you're a terrible liar!

btw, homo ~ rable duty ... good to see you have finally come out of the closet! ;)

take care, blessings

shiloh said...

Anonymous said...

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke ...
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Donohue's wingnut lunacy has been well documented. He was a die hard supporter of Cardinal Law of Boston who tried to cover-up for child molesting, perverted priests! and as such was whisked off to the Vatican to never be heard from again ...

Unfortunately nutcase Donohue didn't go w/Law and still puts his foot in his mouth every time he opens it and misguided fools still send money to his organization. America, what a country!

take care, blessings

Anonymous said...

We will be donating acorns to the CCHD.

Rustler45 said...

SHYTER'S BIG ACCUSATORY MOUTH SAID: "Donohue's wingnut lunacy has been well documented."

Get that, "well documented."

"Well documented" hahahahaha

Here's what needs no documentation. Liberals continually name calling without proof or documentation. Bill Donohue exposes the liberal nonsense. That's makes him hated by liberals. They have to do ad hominem attacks in order to neutralize the truth. Therefore he is a "lunatic wingnut."

If there's all this "well documented" documentation where is it Shyter?

Rustler45 said...

Factual statement Shyter:

"I have served my country in the military for 40 years--24 active homorable duty and 16 as a contractor who trains the troops."

I haven't lied to you so knock off the nonsense you little weasel.

Rustler45 said...

Next fact:

You're a traitor Shyter.

If you drove your car like you practice your religion they'd arrest you for drunken driving.

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

"If there's all this "well documented" documentation where is it Shyter?"

In Donohue's own blog/press releases. You can read them at http://www.catholicleague.org. ;)

Rustler45 said...

Ya'll havin' fun yet? We are.

HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!

Anonymous said...

yeah, maybe of someone else

ralph cramden said...

You're gay and 28, 45. Admit it. It's OK and even your homorable duty. Hardee-har-har!

Rustler45 said...

I'm posting this over at American Papist.

Katherine, tell the truth. You're not really a steel worker are you?

You're a secretary to the union boss.

Come clean Katherine.