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Glenn Beck's Rally to 'Restore Honor' Gathers Half a Million Americans, Makes History Comments

On Saturday, August 28, 2010, a massive crowd of  people gathered in Washington, D.C. for a "Restoring Honor" Rally. The Rally was called by Glenn Beck, who has captured the heart of many Americans and raised the ire of some in the main stream media. Continue Reading

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  1. NH
    4 years ago

    Why the non-sense on this site.

    Is this site owned by FOX news?

    How can you admire this Glenn Beck character? Not only that, but this is a Catholic site? right? Why do we publicize a Mormon man?

    Doesn’t Glenn Beck believe in the great-apostasy? If the great-apostasy never took place wouldn’t that make the whole Mormon/LDS Church false? He accepts an event that is fundamentally flawed to Christianity. The acceptance of this false event is worse than anything happening in America to date. Yet, you seem to trust him?

    He just yells his point on live television and shoves FOX beliefs, and I guess his, down every ones throat. This easy to do from a back seat approach from a FOX news reporting position. They make no big decisions, but just profit off of criticizing anything Democratic. He doesn’t even let you form your own opinion because of his constant shouting and distracting behavior. You’re wrong and Glenn’s right? But if Glenn changes his opinion, then Rupert Murdoch finds a way to fire him.
    We have public (socialized) systems running simultaneously with our current system as we speak. This is one of the beauties of a constitutional democracy with civil rights and liberties. We can offer public and private options; such as schools for one.

    What is socialism are these privately owned corporations that have become too big to regulate. They can lobby to get power and essentially gain control of the government and our news.

    Doesn’t Rupert Murdoch own FOX and almost every other news outlet there is? What about my constitutional rights? I don’t want my press to be manipulated and controlled by one man wealthy enough to buy them all. Why should we stop the government from having complete control if we allow one corporation to do the same, and/or one man in the case of Rupert Murdoch?

    Things to mention:

    If you’re not Catholic disregard the paragraph on Glenn Beck’s Mormon (LDS) beliefs.

    Please spare me the grammar posts; I’m tired.

    I will be surprised to see this post even get published on this site; next to these outrageous comments making this man seem like a God.

  2. Arlene
    4 years ago

    Glenn Beck also said that if your church preaches "SOCIAL JUSTICE" you should leave that church. As a very devout Catholic, we even have a prayer that we say for SOCIAL JUSTICE. In my humble opinion, you're either a true Catholic or one of Glenn Beck's lackeys. You can't be both, just as you cannot serve God and mammon.


    +Social Justice+

    Almighty and eternal God, may your grace enkindle in all of us a love for the many unfortunate people whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life unworthy of human beings.

    Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father a hunger and thirst for social justice and for fraternal charity in deeds and in truth.

    Grant, O Lord, peace to souls, peace to families, peace to our country and peace among nations. Amen

  3. Howard Parsons
    4 years ago

    If Glenn Beck were a Catholic I believe he would be considered for Sainthood one day. This man is clearly someone very special to this tired planet.

  4. mary
    4 years ago

    We don't worship Glenn Beck. We as Catholics admire his effort to educate the public on Socialism. "There is no social justice, only Divine justice," said by our Pope. The ugly head of Communism is appearing in our world again. An alliance of radical islamists and marxists are trying to destroy our way of life. This was prophesized by our seers and saints. But it will be a short lived triumph of communism. God will win in the end. I feel Beck is guiding us through the darkness of today, to a better tomorrow by reminding us to pray and go back to our churches, etc. There is an unsettling feeling we all have that something is about to happen. The wars, the weather changes, the moral decadence, our economic system threatened, all of these things were foretold. Signs of our times. Signs of a warning. Most of us are aware of this uncertainty. Beck is just reminding us that God will be there with us to help, because He loves us outrageously.

  5. Arlene
    4 years ago

    You're not the only Catholic who feels that way, Lucy. I totally agree with you. Glenn Beck is an opportunist, a traitor to the Catholic church, who converted to Mormonism, which is why I am surpirsed to see this article on a Catholic web site.

    Glenn Beck is more interested in peddling gold for his sponsors than in the truth.

    Another LIE is the amount of people he claims were there. According to CBS news, who had cameras equipped with software that is able to estimate crowds, there were just 87,000 people, no where near the 1/2 million he claims.

  6. Lucy
    4 years ago

    Why do I seem to be the only Catholic who doesn't worship and follow Glenn Beck? It seems like every other word out of his mouth is stupid. Not to mention that he used to be a LEFT WING lunatic, and is now a RIGHT WING lunatic.

  7. Tim
    4 years ago

    You liberal Catholics that hate Glenn Beck and tea party movement just don't get it. God is not a democrat or a republican. I was a political liberal for most of my adult life until I started a business, became a father and read Thomas Sowell. These experiences changed my mind. The government is the problem not the solution. Since becoming a Catholic I have studied Dorothy Day and I understand the problems of how (mostly Catholic) workers were treated during the industrial revolution. Once you understand supply and demand economics you learn that liberal solutions (i.e. welfare state, minimum wage and labor unions etc) actually hurt the poor more than helping the poor.

    I was raised in an anit-Catholic fundamentalist church -- the Church of the Nazarene. I know where Rev. Hagee is coming from. Yes his theology is wrong but anti-Catholic Protestants are relativiely harmless to the Catholic cause compared to Hollywood, the media and college professors. The point of the rally is our nation needs to return to God and prayer. Amen.

  8. Tom
    4 years ago

    The "nature of Church and country"? If we were founded on Christian belief and tradition, then,wouldn't that also mean, Church and country have the same "nature"? If not, then the hope of our fore fathers was in vane. Do we take something that comes to us as a truth, and dismiss it because the messenger is someone that falls short of our standards or expectations? I believe that some have lost trust in the Lord and refuse to see a gift that comes only from God. I'm not talking about Glen Beck as a gift, but the message he brought forth the day of the rally. A message to turn back to God. Simple! No one thinks Glen Beck is a demogogue. (except, maybe, those that fear him) The Lord used him in a way the Lord chose to. Prayer is what moves mountains. Pessimism what keeps them in place. Time to pray.

  9. John Grimes
    4 years ago

    Steven Yde: Who said anything about disliking Mr. Beck because he left the Church and entered the Mormon sect? His sin, if any there be, is his alone and no business of mine. That does not, however, make him any less a heretic. Your problem, and that of other who write at this site, is that you have thoroughly confused the nature of the Church and your country. These two insititutions don't stand in any way on the same plane except in your mind. As for Mr. Beck's politics, they are not mine, but what really frightens me about him is that he is an intellectual bully, a demagogue. He reminds me of another radio star of a few generations ago, Fr. Coughlin, also a demogogue but a Catholic one.

  10. Steven Yde
    4 years ago

    As I read the comments it is apparent the message can be lost with the messenger. Those that are "progressive" dislike Glenn Beck and it shows in many of their statements. Despite the fantastic message (and it was), people are caught up in the messenger. Why throw the baby out with the bath water? As Catholics we love the sinner but hate the sin. Some of the same things that are wrong with Amercia are wrong with our own Church. Cafeteria Catholics are quick to pick up a preversion of social justice, yet are not prepared to understand the individuals responsibility and duties of our Theology. Pope Benedict said it best when he was a Cardinal "Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic." I ask those that attack Mr. Beck to watch his show from beginning to end and focus on the message. I also ask those that dislike Mr. Beck for becoming a Morman to remember he without sin cast the first stone. And finally, those that think Mr. Beck is "pro-gay" need to re-read the line about love the sinner. All things about our Theology are not in line with the founding principals of this country, but who are We to assert our control over others? We are hear to lead by example and love they enemy. I believe that was the message last weekend. PS. no bishop needs to sanction an event for people to get something out of it. WE are the Church.

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