The following comes from a March 22 Church Militant article by Peter O’Dwyer:
Perhaps there is nothing more inverted than Irish Catholic politicians, descended from those converted by St. Patrick, ushering in a new era of darkness for the United States. On last week’s “Mic’d Up,” Michael Voris interviewed Congressman Robert Dornan, a former U.S. representative from California who served in Congress for 20 years.
Congressman Dornan was able to push through pro-life legislation, but only with the cooperation of Catholics in the Democratic Party. But times have changed, and now Catholics in the Democratic Party are solidly anti-life:
“I had a hundred democrats voting with me. Over my 20 years it went down to 70 to 50 to 30 — and today, we have one single, solitary, Catholic pro-lifer on the Democratic side of the aisle: Danny Lipinski of Illinois. Everyone else in the Catholic party — and most of them are Irish or Polish or Italian — every Democrat in the House who’s a Catholic is for abortion.”
The Party has mutated from the relatively benign group Catholics relied on for protection into an anti-God, anti-life, cultural cancer. But the hierarchy and the Catholic political establishment have been asleep at the switch.
Lipinski was the hold out who finally gave in for obamacare, and he knew about the abortifacients mandate. He is not prolife
Vatican II, especially the document on religious liberty is responsible for the moral decay and cultural rot that the world is experiencing today. In the old days, the people of Belgium would be in the churches praying. Now they make outdoor shrines with balloons, candles , flowers and posters. God is not dead nor will He ever be; yet the Church is greatly responsible for the exodus of religion from the public square and the lack of knowledge and faith concerning Our Creator.
“Now they make outdoor shrines with balloons, candles, flowers and posters”
Thank you, Pilar!
What happened to the sons of St. Patrick? = They abandoned and forgot the roots of their Catholic Faith.
They forgot to pray “always”.
Our Lady of Beauraing in Belgium – You Tube
“Do You Love My Son?” ” Do You Love Me? ” “PRAY ALWAYS!” – Our Lady of Beauraing
And yet these CINO “devout Catholics” line up for Holy Communion when they find it convenient to masquerade as Catholics, counting on their Bishops to smile on their blasphemy against the Body of Christ. Pro-Abortion, homosexuality, “Gay marriage”, false ecumenism and various other abominations are advocated and smiled upon by so-called ” Catholic” politicians and Bishops who are supposed to be their shepherds. Excommication is a forgotten remedy. And where is our Pope in all this? One wonders.
Pilar, you/we are the church. What are we doing? We/us have taken religion out of the discussion. If you have college age kids in the family discuss this with them. All the ones I know believe/have been taught that religion should never trump a woman’s right to choose, that even nuns should not be able to prevent insurance plans from paying for abortions and contraceptives. Yesterday the Supreme Court catholics were confused about the issue. Culture has won over faith.
Actually, Bob One– our democracy allows for a great deal of free speech, which radical groups take advantage of, at times! Why can’t responsible, hard-working American parents send their kids to a good college, pay tuition, and be assured of a good future, for their kids? Why were millions of American kids “radicalized” on college campuses, in the 1960’s– into a filthy, lawless, degrading, immoral, near-criminal “hippie” life, of dope, promiscuity, and rock n’ roll “music,” with complete rejection of God, Christianity, society, their college teachers— as well as a complete rejection of their parents home, and family?? Very MINDLESS submission, of these kids, to such a stupid “radicalization!!”
What a good democracy like America’s actually needs, is good leadership, and good education, for all of its citizens! And the staunch upholding of morality– not so-called, questionable “rights,” if they are not morally legitimate! Democracy is a big responsibility! Also– it is a sad deception, that Vatican II Church leaders have stated their failure to lead and govern the Church, and resistance to use of the Code of Canon Law. They say, as it is “too hard” to lead in this era, they will simply “wait until a better era!” And meanwhile, they advise the laymen to try to do some leading, where possible. But laymen have no true authority, to lead, or make decisions!
Bob One: Pilar, you/we are the church…no Christ is the Church it is His Church not mine or yours…
My cousin. who died from AIDS, repented and was baptized 2 months before he died. Just as he was dying, my cousin looked up and said, “WHO IS THE BEAUTIFUL LADY?” Today, the father of lies has deceived many into embracing sin. St. Augustine said, “Before the devil can destroy you, he must first deceive you.”
“SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL….SO BEAUTIFUL…I WILL NEVER HAVE THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HER” – Interview of Gilberte Degeimbre, visionary of Beauraing
Your cousin’s conversion story is beautiful! Perhaps he saw the Blessed Mother, taking his soul to Heaven, at death! You may want to publish this story, to inspire others!
Thank you, Linda Maria, for the beautiful suggestion.
In the last Presidential election, over 50% of the “Catholics” voted for pro-abortion politicians. Pro-abortion politicians have a (D) after their name. Will Pope Francis ever make a statement that pro-abortion politicians are “not Christian”?
John, is it possible that the catholics who voted for pro-abortion politicians did so because the rest of what they promoted was better than the anti-abortion candidates? We have the same problem this year don’t we? Clinton and Sanders are both pro-choice, but they may be a better alternative overall than what is offered by the opposing party when you consider what they are proposing. In any case, we are looking at the lesser of two evils which doesn’t say much for the future of our country.
Clinton and Sanders are the better alternative for those who want to live in the bubble of never ending money that will – sorry – run out. Especially as those with a lawful claim on said money vacate the United States so as to avoid being pillaged.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods, Bob One.
It’s a commandment that many forget. Thoughts count. And bad thoughts, illicit thoughts, lead to bad actions. Like running on a platform of being Robin Hood. It may look great in movies, but it is not the way to legitimately run a country…. unless running the country into the ground is the goal.
Bob One, the lesser of two evils is still evil!
To Bob One and others– Catholics and other Christians of today, are poorly-catechized! It is a terrible thing, the lack of respect for Christ and His teachings– to pretend to sit at His feet, at Mass, with arrogance and hypocrisy– calling oneself a “Christian,” and “picking-and-choosing” which of His teachings one will arrogantly, skeptically accept! Christ’s teachings are an ABSIUTE!! To kill a baby, or to vote for a candidate who believes in killing babies (as well as euthanasia, gay sex acts or gay “marriage,” and birth control and “free” sex; etc. etc ) is ALWAYS a sin! Christian Morality is an ABSOLUTE!! Americans of all religious faiths need good catechesis, and a GOOD MORAL CONSCIENCE!!
From what I read, prolife groups were absolutely forbidden to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, but sodomites and other notorious people were encouraged to join in the festivities. With Cardinal Dolan actively promoting this travesty, and thereby giving the sodomites his blessings, a huge scandal has occurred. Our cesspool society is more and more looking like daily life under the Roman monster emperor Caligula, who ruled from 37to 41 A.D.
Roman Monster Caligula” – Indeed, and yet as a boy he and so many others were raped and corrupted by Emperor Tiberius – notorious for keeping a stable of Boys that he called his “Minnows”.
Yes – Caligula was a ‘Monster’, Raped by Perverts as a Boy and Given Unlimited Power and Wealth as he aged… Sounds like a formula for ‘filberts’ moving up out of Frisco’s Castro District – albeit with prettier togas.
Herman, from what goes on in most parades today, I think most pro lifers would not want to be in one. At least most of the ones I know would rather go to church and then celebrate with moderation at home or at a friend’s house.
In one city several years ago the Madre Gras celebration got so bad that rioting broke out, businesses were vandalized and a statue of St. Joseph broken by drunks. That city no longer has it.
And again, when is Pope Francis going to make a statement that pro-abortion politicians are “not Christian”? He said that about Trump’s plan to build a wall on our southern border. Is building a wall now “not Christian” but abortion is Christian?
John Feeney, I often agree with what you say, but Pope Francis was talking about walls without bridges. I think he meant we should never cut off people on the other side completely. The Vatican has walls, but it does not totally cut off the outside. We do need to work with our neighbors, both north and south, while protecting ourselves against those who would take advantage of us or do us harm. There are terrorists coming across our northern borders, too, but that is seldom mentioned. I have seen documentaries on it..
Anne T: I once heard it said that Catholics are People of Faith, including Faith in the Good Intents of others.
The same speaker also pointed out it is a good idea for the Women to take their purses with them to communion, as not everybody present is there for the same reason.
As Justice Scalia said, ‘Don’t be Afraid to be a fool for Christ’.
Another put it more bluntly: “In God We Trust – all others pay cash”
Pope Francis, I am sorry to say, is a religious version of Obama. Obama tangos, does the wave, and other silly things while Americans and others are murdered in Brussels. The Holy Father ignores the huge elephant in the room, while he is bothered by a lap dog. Where your heart is, that is where your treasure lies. Neither one of the two cares about important matters, like seeking the Kingdom of God, and helping people become saints. Ave Maria Purrissima !