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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Catholic" my dying ass...

This concerns a story about 15 "Catholic" Senators who voted against the Nelson Amendment for the Senate health care bill. I place the quotation marks around the word Catholic because it seems to be incomplete, a descriptive word such as "dissident", "lapsed", "fallen away", etc. needs to be added.

The main story is here.

The list of fallen away Church members includes; Patrick Leahy of Vermont, John Kerry and Paul Kirk of Massachusetts, Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Richard Durbin of Illinois, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington state, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Mark Begich of Alaska.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was the only "Catholic" Republican to vote to table the Nelson Amendment.

IMHO our bishops need to get off their collective asses and start making public statements about politicians of this sort. We've had too much of the "judge not lest ye be judged" mentality over the years and it shows. Just check out the number of self-professed Catholics who claimed to have voted for the most pro-abort President in history. They'll all claim to be devout in their practices. Noted.

The Church is like the military, it isn't a democracy. Not every order you get will make sense, quite a few you flat won't like at all. The leaders shouldn't be winning any popularity contests. They should be preaching the plain unvarnished Truth. Period. End of story. Deal with it. If you can't handle it then go become a Unitarian.

Instead we've got a collection of glad handing politicians in robes who couldn't lead a Cub Scout pack across a city street. They're emboldened in their silence by a lack of outrage on the part of the laity.

It's time to REALLY start rattling some clerical cages, quoting the Catechism as needed and questioning ANYTHING that doesn't seem to fall in line with Church teaching.

Just my two cents.


Rick said...

I agree about the bishops kicking ass. And it has began.

The Missouri Catholic Conference, which represents the state's Roman Catholic Bishops, has taken Senator Claire McCaskill to task for her vote to kill an anti-abortion amendment in the current Senate healthcare reform bill.

NEW ORLEANS — The Catholic archbishop of New Orleans says he agrees with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on many issues — but abortion is definitely not one of them.

Subvet said...

Rick, thats good news indeed. Let's hope they keep it up.

Vigilis said...


Hope I am not boring you, but since I was curious, I took the time to determine who on your listing of Catholoc derelicts are lawyers. Eight (8) are lawyers. Six* apparently are not. Here you go:

Patrick Leahy - (current chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee) JD - Georgetown University Law Center, 1964

John Kerry - JD - Boston College, 1976

Paul Kirk - Harvard Law School, 1964

Robert Menendez - JD - Rutgers School of Law,
(unspecified year 1980. or earlier)

* Mary Landrieu - real estate agent (unspecified)
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, 1977

Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin - JD -Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, 1972

* John Francis "Jack" Reed (Chairman, Subcommittee on
SeaPower) - West Point, 1971 and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Christopher Dodd - (Chairman,Committee on Banking,
Housing, and Urban Affairs; Chairman, Subcommittee on
Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs;
Chairman,Subcommittee on Children and Families) - JD -
University of Louisville, 1972

* Patty Murray - preschool teacher - Washington State
University, 1972

Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin - JD -Georgetown University Law Center, 1969

* Maria Cantwell - Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration

Claire McCaskill - JD - University of Missouri Law School, 1978

* Barbara Mikulski - MSW - University of Maryland
School of Social Work (year unspecified)

* Mark Begich - Steller Secondary School (year unspecified)

sig94 said...

And it is not just Catholics. Those who call themselves Christians have no business siding with those who support the murder of the unborn.

Subvet said...

Vigilis, kind of a damning indictment of the profession. But there are so many lawyers in government it's really not too surprising.

Sig94, yep. The corruption is truly ecumenical.

Mary Ellen said...

I agree with you 100%. Those so-called "Catholics" use the term "separation of church and state" to mean that they will do nothing to support the tenets of the church they claim to believe in. As I noted in my blog post today, Matthew 6:24 made it very clear, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

Subvet said...

Mary Ellen, very true.

MightyMom said...

I do believe that not only will God deal with the politicos....He will have a thing or two to say to those Shepards who aren't steering their sheep away from Hell's gates....

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