Calling out Bishops & Cardinals for Disgracing the Catholic Faith [+Videos]
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Well, as we round the corner for our “Final Four Months” of our much-acclaimed “Year of Boldness” – it is just heating up a tad. The back burners are hot. The front burners, even hotter…but, it is much hotter down there… so, we must talk about a topic that we have not heard about in 40 years in our Catholic churches…
Unfaithful Bishops and Catholic Media
GOING TO HELL
Friends: I honestly think I was about 15 years old the last time I heard about the possibility of going to hell from the pulpit. And, it scared the hell out of me…So much so that I have not heard another word about it in the past 40 plus years…until this week – when I have heard it time and again. And, not from a Bishop or Cardinal, or priest. But about Bishops and Cardinals and priests…
And, it has come from non other than Michael Voris and Church Militant. Rightfully so…and rightfully on target. When a former all star baseball player gets caught gambling on his own team – he gets called out on it and thrown out of MLB. When NBA owners mess up and do the racial thing publicly – they get called out on it & thrown out of the League. When a football player beats up his wife in an elevator and gets called out on it – he gets thrown out of the NFL.
What happens when a prominent Catholic Church leader – former President of the Almighty USCCB – the darling of all Cardinals – defies the Holy Catholic Church – not once, twice, thrice – but, numerous times??? And, continues to flaunt it…
Friends: I can go on and on and like the majority of you on my extensive e-mail list feel frustrated and ask the same question: “Who is going to reprimand the All Powerful, All Knowing, Larger than GOD, Cardinal Timothy B. Dolan?
The answer to that question should be very simple to answer. It’s the Body of Christ – We the People who worship our Lord & Savior – who should be able to reprimand a cardinal of the Church when he blatantly shames our Catholic Church. If enough of us would voice our feelings and opinions – as One Body in Christ – like the entire NBA did when LA Clippers’ owner went on a racial rampage, then, it is easily done. It’s a TEAM effort and we are all in this “Two-gether”…
Is it because Cardinal Dolan is an archbishop? Because he is a holy cardinal of the Church? Because he is put up on a pedestal by so many who do not know enough to see through the facade of this “media darling”? When Pete Rose broke the rules – he was thrown out at home! When Donald Sterling made his arrogant racial slurs – he was banned from the NBA for life! And, as we speak, we shall see what happens to the Raven’s Ray Rice after clobbering his wife in an elevator…Probably banned for life??? And, throw in NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell – he looks to be under some serious fire, as well, and should be reprimanded. And, mind you, these are professional sports – not the Holy Catholic Church. And, I personally could not care what happens in the world of professional sports any more because it is all about one thing – the root of all evil – MONEY!!!.
But, so is the Catholic Church…It showed its ugly face when it came to worshiping the Almighty Dollar over the Almighty Father in adopting the devils’ version of the Curse of Common Core and 100 Catholic dioceses sold their souls for 30 pieces of silver. So, we will leave it at that. I will just hand the baton to Michael Voris and allow him do what he does best and let him bust some of these Catholic Church Culprits who make it so tough on the good, devout Catholics who adore our beloved faith with all that we have. It is these church leaders who attack our Holy Catholic Church more than Satan, himself…or is it a combination of the two?
If MLB players, NBA owners and NFL players can be called out for blatantly breaking the rules and thrown out of their sport and banned for life – why is it that a church leader who blatantly defies the Holy Catholic Church time and again – gets his photo on the front page of every newspaper in the country when he violates our beloved Catholic Church teachings and continues to be a media superstar? Who is it that is ultimately responsible for the unethical actions of Cardinal Dolan where even Stevie Wonder can see the damage that he has done to our Holy Catholic Church for so many years? I will go as far as saying that it was Cardinal Dolan, himself, who gave Obama that much needed push from the Catholic faithful in the 2012 Presidential elections to become President for another term. Had Cardinal Dolan taken to the pulpits like he should have and instructed the Catholic Faithful that “we cannot vote for a candidate who endorses and promotes abortion, same sex marriage, defies the Constitution of the United States, (even when he is playing golf), and all the liberal platforms that this impostor stands for – then 51% of Catholics would not have voted for Obama; 74% of Catholic Hispanics would not have voted for Obama – and today, we would not have 19 states allowing queers to marry in our churches, Common Core in our schools and Obamacare wreaking havoc on our citizens…Thank you, your Eminency.
Friends, I know for a fact that it was the weak leadership of Cardinal Dolan as the President of the USCCB that allowed Sebelius; the H.H.S. Mandate to steamroll right over the Holy Catholic Church and allow Obamacare to be the law of the land…and, whose watchful eyes were in charge of the USCCB when the dreadful Curse of Common Core came into being – where the then, President of the USCCB embraced and recommended that all 176 Catholic dioceses in our country adopt these unconstitutional set of standards – without even having a clue what this was going to do to our beloved Catholic schools? Folks, it was the Almighty Cardinal Timothy B. Dolan who has truly wreaked havoc on our beloved Catholic Faith and has put us devout “Holy Roman Catholics” pitted against this new “Progressive American Catholic” that the likes of Cardinal Dolan have been so instrumental in cultivating. It appears that this has been his quest for many years and us devout Catholics and the generations to come, are going to pay a heavy price.
Yes, some of you who are reading this piece may think that I am over-exaggerating and might have lost it a bit. I only wish I were. I only wish Michael Voris was. For those of you who think we are over-exaggerating a bit, you really need to do your homework and due diligence and get out of this denial phase that so many Catholics have been so accustomed to being in since the clergy sex abuse scandals hit our Catholic Church. Let’s get real and Tell the Truth, folks. We need to clean house, turn over some of those tax collector tables, and get back to what Saint John Paul II coined many years ago:
“The new evangelization… be not afriad.” – Saint John Paul II
The Holy Catholic Church is in need of a true cleansing – a modern day revival. May those who can influence Cardinal Dolan do so in a prayerful manner and kindly remove him from a position which is damaging to the Catholic Church.
Please watch these videos from Michael Voris and The Church Militant telling it like it is.
BREAKING: NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Goes Gay – Dolan Cheers!
It’s time to end New York’s St. Pat’s Parade and the Al Smith Dinner
By Monsignor Charles Pope
The time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let me get more specific.
Decades ago the “Al Smith Dinner” was a time for Republicans and Democrats to bury the hatchet (even if only temporarily) and come together to raise money for the poor and to emphasize what unites us rather than what divides us. But in the old days the death of 50 million infants was not what divided us. We were divided about lesser things such as how much of the budget should go to defense and how much to social spending. Reasonable men might differ over that.
But now we are being asked to raise toasts and to enjoy a night of frivolity with those who think it is acceptable to abort children by the millions each year, with those who think anal sex is to be celebrated as an expression of love and that LGBTQIA… (I=intersexual, A= Asexual) is actually a form of sanity to which we should tip our hat, and with those who stand four-square against us over religious liberty.
Now the St. Patrick’s Parade is becoming of parade of disorder, chaos, and fake unity. Let’s be honest: St. Patrick’s Day nationally has become a disgraceful display of drunkenness and foolishness in the middle of Lent that more often embarrasses the memory of Patrick than honors it.
In New York City in particular, the “parade” is devolving into a farcical and hateful ridicule of the faith that St. Patrick preached.
It’s time to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Al Smith Dinner and all the other “Catholic” traditions that have been hijacked by the world. Better for Catholics to enter their churches and get down on their knees on St. Patrick’s Day to pray in reparation for the foolishness, and to pray for this confused world to return to its senses. Let’s do adoration and pray the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet unceasingly for this poor old world.
But don’t go to the parade; stay away from the Al Smith Dinner and all that “old school” stuff that hangs on in a darkened world. And as for St Patrick’s Day, it’s time to stop wearin’ the green and instead take up the purple of Lent and mean it. Enough of the celebration of stupidity, frivolity, and drunkenness that St Paddy’s day has become. We need penance now, not foolishness. We don’t need parades and dinner with people who scoff at our teachings, insist we compromise, use us for publicity, and make money off of us. We’re being played for (and are?) fools.
End the St Patrick’s parade. End the Al Smith Dinner and all other such compromised events. Enough now, back to Church! Wear the purple of Lent and if there is going to be a procession, let it be Eucharistic and penitential for the sins of this age.
For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!
How say you?
EDITORS NOTE: Reprinted with permission from the Archdiocese of Washington’s blog.