Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Catholic Left: A Bus to Nowhere

"The F.L.A. stands firmly behind the American Bishops!" 
Chris Dickson, FLA

Name UserAmerican by Thomas Peters
2 days ago

When you’ve lost Notre Dame, when you’ve lost the Catholic Health Association, and when you’ve lost every Catholic bishop, what have you got left?
Barely anything.

No wonder the Catholic Left is furiously trying to promote the “Nuns on the Bus” tour (a campaign by LCWR nuns opposing the Paul Ryan budget) to “balance” the Fortnight for Freedom — it’s literally the only thing they have left: a dwindling group of hold-over pantsuit activists from the 1970′s.
That’s my take away from Marc Thiessen’s op-ed in the WaPo today where he points out that all of Obama’s top Catholic supporters — even the likes of Rev. John Jenkins and Sr. Carol Keehan are now opposing him. Even the lone Catholic bishop who was quoted ad nauseum by the NCReporter and other lefty-Catholic outlets for voicing some hesitancy about the ongoing legal efforts to repeal the HHS mandate has issued a statement making it clear he unambiguously supports the efforts of his brother bishops:
“…What about Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., whom some liberal Catholics cited as opposing the lawsuit? Blaire recently affirmed his support for the legal action, declaring “I stand solidly with my brother bishops in our common resolve to overturn the unacceptable intrusion of government into the life of the Church by the HHS Mandate.”
Let’s remember which Catholic prelate was one of the first and most vocal to condemn the HHS mandate — Cardinal Mahony!

All of which confirms my thesis: on the question of the HHS mandate, Catholics who bother to take seriously the teachings of our faith are united.

The (few) remaining stragglers are aboard a bus to nowhere. Bon voyage.

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Blogger Chris Dickson, F.L.A. said...

"They then began to long miserably for the fleshpots of Egypt, which they had left behind; and what they had once despised with a generous heart, they now shamefully wanted. They were sad in walking in the way of the commandments of God, and they were arid of heart in following his injunctions...Gaiety filled their countenance; their gait was without modesty; their garments were soft and delicate, carefully cut, and even more carefully sewn...THEY HAD NO CARE FOR SPIRITUAL EXERCISES, NO INTEREST IN THE SALVATION OF SOULS."

St. Francis of Assisi
Sacrum Commercium
Lady Poverty Continues to Speak

July 03, 2012 9:29 AM  

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