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Fidelity and Infidelity: Bishop Paprocki and Governor Quinn. A Tale of Two Catholic Leaders Comments

It is scandalous that so many Catholic politicians are responsible for enabling the passage of this legislation and even twisting the words of the pope to rationalize their actions despite the clear teaching of the church. All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation. We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church. (Bishop Thomas ... Continue Reading

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  1. Clinton C. Somerton
    8 months ago

    It's significant that the Mass Readings for the last two days have been from the books of Maccabees... Each of us is expected by the secular state to co-operate with evil to varying degrees: a pharmacy worker who has to stock condoms or birth control pills; an office administrator who has to forward an e-mail from the boss that contains potentially scandalous material; a teacher who is expected to teach immoral practices from an assigned textbook; an investor who owns stock in a pharmaceutical company whose activities may at times be morally questionable.

    In ways both great and small, we are all enmeshed in the secular culture around us, and often through explicit or implied coercion. What do we do? A disposition of constant penance would seem to be called for, and the understanding that, at some point, we may have to resist to the point of enduring state-sponsored punishment if our Christian conscience is burdened more than we can bear.

    As for the overt, willful, and brazen promotion of homosexualism, abortion, etc., there can be no doubt about the gravity of these offences. Though many will seek to compromise openly and frankly with the immoral culture of the state, please remember that the devil does not extend the olive branch of peace once a certain level of evil has been accepted; rather, he will keep pressing his advantage until he has everything and everyone in his grasp -- in his maw -- for his appetite is never satisfied.

    Thanks be to God for the courage of the bishops! Their example may inspire us to be more courageous in our own lives and situations as we deal with the temptations that inevitably come our way.

  2. michael
    8 months ago

    In 1992, the archbishop on the island of Guam, stated that any Catholic legislator who voted for an abortion rights bill would be excommunicated. During the vote in a chamber of 21 lawmakers, with 20 being Catholic, the archbishop sat in the gallery. The abortion rights bill failed and no Catholic voted for it. These good bishops in Illinois are speaking a good game and using all good arguments and offering important prayers, but the time has come for action. We need a Becket-like bishop to actually pronounce a verdict...a condemnation...and a public penalty that will send shock waves through this country.

  3. Eugene Leady
    8 months ago

    May God have mercy on our country. What will the future of our nation be? How have unnatural lustful acts come to be called normal? Why is the force of law being used to change our culture? How is it that acts that were considered abnormal and were against the law not too many years ago are now protected, even though these acts can never bring forth children, who are our future?

  4. Vance
    8 months ago

    Bishop Paprocki needs to go a step further and 'Publicly' inform Gov Pat Quinn to not receive communion and take steps toward excommunication. These anti-Catholic Marxist Democrat Party politicians who call themselves Catholic need to be held accountable.


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