Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, Nobama, Vatican II | Tags: Barack Obama, Benedict XVI, Catholic, economics, marriage, morality, Obama, Sibelius, SSPX
During the Obama election campaign, this blog published a link to liberal Catholic magazine America that made the audacious claim that Obama was “the spirit of Vatican II.” The magazine got it right. Obama’s take on secularism is exactly the take on secularism put forward by the Council, and now we are moving to stage 2 with his HHS legislation. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized, Culture and Catholicism | Tags: economics, Catholic values, distributism, SSPX, religious freedom, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Quas Primas, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais', John Vennari, John Rao
As it turns out, SSPX politics, expressed at the October Kansas City conference featuring Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, matches its theology. In religion, SSPX teaches us to reject Vatican II’s modernist compromises with the sects, called ecumenism. In politics, SSPX, in line with traditional Catholicism, teaches us to reject compromises with secularism, because its ‘solutions’ are only natural and deny the necessity of Christ being the King, the real King, not only in the spiritual realm, but in the temporal realm too. Or put another way, SSPX rejects the modernist theological notion of ‘religious liberty,’ and rejects correspondingly the political expression of that notion, the secular state. Pursue instead, they taught us in Kansas City, the straight path, the Restoration of Christ the King in our market places and courtrooms, schools and voting booths. Give us back our heritage! Give us a religious state!
They made one hell of an argument. (more…)
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Catholic church, Catholic values, demographics, economics, Nancy Pelosi, negative population growth, Obama, Planned Parenthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Once again Vatican II has been named in a political struggle between pro-life Catholics and liberal Catholics who would institute public policy at variance with Catholic teaching, and thereby do economic and ecological harm. (more…)
Filed under: Green Catholics, Culture and Catholicism, abortion | Tags: National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation, morality, economics, Catholic values, feminism, breast cancer, contraception
The July 13 edition of NPR’s Talk of the Nation almost asked one of health care reform’s most important questions: Are patients at least part of the problem in the explosion of health care costs?
Unfortunately, the show left the question unanswered.
Lynn Neary knew what she didn’t want, but not what she wanted. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized, Green Catholics, Culture and Catholicism, abortion, depopulation | Tags: demographics, negative population growth, Wall Street, Catholic, economics, Catholic values, Obama, abortion, Christianity, feminism, Planned Parenthood, liberal fascism, motherhood, South Korea
In the astonishingly frank 2009 interview linked here, the head of Korean Planned Parenthood , Mr. Choi Seon-jeony, details the depth of Korea’s depopulation crisis and the transformation it has wreaked upon Planned Parenthood itself. Go read it, but if you don’t have time, you will find a short summary below. The reader may notice inconsistencies in the summary; they are present in the original.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: morals, economics, Catholic values, stock market, taking your money out of the stock market, collapse, market experts, Catholic economics
The paperwork to escape the stock market lies on the dining room table, waiting for a signature. Next to the file is my old wooden rosary. It is not presently waiting for anything; I already prayed it still in my pajamas, while the sun came up and revealed a windy Monday morning.
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Uncategorized | Tags: Catholic, demographics, economics, Hymowizt, morality, negative population growth, Wall Street
It’s the near future, but the same old story. The market has been spiraling downward for several quarters. What began as a minor bump in the road, a little overextension in the sub-prime market, has lasted long enough to be called a recession, and lately even the big D word has begun to join the dismal chant. Nothing’s helped, the old slight-of-hand with interest rates, pitiful attempts to jack productivity, then increasingly ‘socialist’ efforts to spread some remaining wealth around. Nothing’s worked. Everything has gone to hell.
Then, out of nowhere: voila, hello, here comes the cavalry! Can you believe it? It’s the Catholics! In the face of severe economic adversity, they have launched a cultural war.