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UCSSB congratulates Obama Comments

Promises bishops will continue to work to defend life, marriage, religious freedom, urges President to work for most vulnerable, including unborn, poor, immigrants, asks for restoration of civility to the public order. Continue Reading

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  1. vance
    2 years ago

    This is a great example of shining the shoes of your firing squad.

  2. Robert
    2 years ago

    If they continue to fight the way they have been fighting millions more unborn will die.

    Dear Bishops, Fight like warriors for Christ !!! Put it on the line !!! Your flock is watching !!!
    Thus far we are not impressed !

  3. Bill Sr.
    2 years ago

    There should be a name for these people who claim to be Catholic and consistently vote for candidates who espouse the abolition of every moral value and precept held by the Church as essential to our faith. I am told there are also Christians of other denominations who fall into the same category of misguided or misinformed loyal subjects of big government.
    How long will it take for us to admit Christian values had to be dismantled and our sacred trust in gospel truth had to be distorted if evil could ever enter our ranks disguised somehow as promoting tolerance, fairness, or social justice? This is exactly how it always happens.
    In this case Progressive Liberalism posing as a benevolent arm of government took over the once proud party of the poor man turning the Democratic machine into the mouthpiece for the clever perversion of Christian charity. How else could we have ever come to the new normal where mothers are given the RIGHT to kill their babies?
    Virginity and chastity are now considered weird scruples of the past and the sanctity of marriage is irrelevant with most couples living together until they feel comfortable with the arrangement. Parents today seem oblivious to what is happening when they send their children off to government schools where they are indoctrinated into accepting the notion that what they are being taught may be contrary to what their mothers and fathers think or believe but they should be thankful because this is a new and enlightened age they are becoming a part of which offers freedom from the constraints of outdated moral concepts.
    Christians who are either actually unaware of these facts or have chosen to ignore the obvious change in direction our nation are not followers of Christ, they are wanderers in the wilderness of worldly confusion and delusion purposely constructed for them by the prince of darkness and his legions of elitists who have bought into the humanistic myth of a godless Utopia.
    Maybe that is what we should call the lost or wandering Christians of today, Christians Looking for Utopia on Earth less Christ or…….. CLUEless.

  4. judy claar
    2 years ago

    Spiritus Gladius, Bill Sr., Deacon Keith: Spiritus and Bill have voiced what they and others perceive to be a diagnosed disease within the Church. Others have agreed with them as well. I point this out, not because we need to play the blame game, but because what Spiritus and Bill say is true, to a degree. What's more, the clergy is only part of the Body of Christ. The remainder of us, have to answer for the Rest of the Body of Christ. And that my friends, takes in a lot of various personalities! Some well and of sound mind. Some not. And this is where Deacon Keith's Tower begins to come into being.

    WE all are sinners. WE will all have to answer for the Choices we make or do not make. WE can request more from our clergy, but in turn, we must respond positively. And by doing so, we become joyful members of a Catholic community. And as such, we begin prayerfully, actively, knowingly, building the Tower, with the Love of Christ.

    Perhaps we have been born into a new awakening? And I speak of the entire Body of Christ. Those whose ears are open, both clergy and lay person, will know it. Will respond anew. It is apparent by everyone's individual post, that the Spirit is blowing its trumpet. It is up to us, to meet in that fellowship of Love.

    It is great wisdom not to be rash in our sayings nor to maintain too obstinately our own opinions. -Thomas a Kempis

    No one is so rich that he does not need another's help; no one so poor as not to be useful in some way to his fellow man. -Pope Leo XIII

    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievance you may have against another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. -Colossians 3:13 NIV

    Two are better than one, because they have a good return on their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV

    Together, we start anew! Clergy and lay. Building the Tower of Christ's Love. Blessings...

  5. Cullen
    2 years ago

    The Cardinal's letter makes me so sad. Especially at the end when he writes, "Sincerely yours,"

  6. Joe
    2 years ago

    To be frank I cried Wednesday morning. Mr. O doesnt wantto "get " what the church is all about. He sees the Catholic Church as a threat and yet The Church panders to him. Please start preaching/teaching the cathechism every chance. And pray.

  7. Bill Sr.
    2 years ago

    Spiritus Gladius, I fully agree with you.

    For the past sixty years this same approach of passively accepting the ambassadors of ambiguity into our fold expecting them to be open to our teaching and the truth of the gospels has done far greater harm than good and we continue to invite them in and capitulate our values to satisfy their terms of engagement.
    It is far too late in these social justice debates with outright disobedience and political correctness approaches to today's perversions of human behavior and betrayal of biblical truth for our hierarchy to simply urge the Laity into action. Our actions are of little consequence within the media and for the most part futile if we do not have the weight of authoritative clerical discipline and/or pronouncements supporting our voices.
    Unless we witness prominent church officials and bishops condemning, defrocking and excommunicating these self styled ruling class individuals who present themselves as equally prominent laymen and/or politicians who openly challenge church law while imposing pain and suffering on the people with ill fated self endowed elitist rhetoric and socially lethal legislation the laity will continue to be recognized and labeled just as our president assumes us to be, uneducated uninformed homophobes clinging to our guns and Bibles.
    It is spiritually inhumane for hierarchy and church leadership to not display promptly and publicly their condemnation of obvious Evil policies and practices by groups and individuals calling them by name defining the consequence of their actions for the discernment of the faithful as we would expect from truly devout shepherds.

  8. Rose
    2 years ago

    I agree with Bill Sr. As far as "restoring a sense of civility to the public order," that's what they are going to call it when the heavy hand of the police state comes down on us if we even think about civil disobedience in response to their marxist control.
    Wake up, Bishops, the country is now a totally different place. 50% of the populace, including many "Catholics," thinks Marxism is good, abortion and healthcare rationing is AOK, and dependence on the government (slavery) is something to be wished for. God help us.
    And that is the key. I say this to what's left of America, "It's time to return to GOD."
    And prepare for the worst.

  9. abey
    2 years ago

    The Church lacks Prophecy, for it seems not to know that having the testimony of Jesus is to the very Spirit of Prophecy, that which was unto the Prophets & the Saints. . Waky Waky.

  10. Kasoy
    2 years ago

    On Thursday's Gospel reading, Jesus was criticized by the scribes and Pharisees for associating and accommodating sinners. The prevailing belief among the devout Jews at that time was that evil is contagious so that upright, holy Jews should stay away from sinners to avoid being defiled. In this instance, Jesus was plainly telling the Jews (and us today) that GOOD is even more 'contagious' than evil. Let's hope that the good bishops will continue to dialogue (and mingle) with some of our misguided leaders and fellow Christians to influence them to see the evil in abortion, same sex marriage, and religious suppression. True Christians, in the meantime, must continue to hope that through each of our own small way of evangelizing we may be able to influence our fellow Christians (esp our own family members) to see what is truly good (pro-life, pro-true-marriage, pro-solidarity) and hope that we will have more morally upright leaders to choose from in future elections.

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