Skip to comments.Losing Your Religion
Posted on 09/15/2012 3:46:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Jan. 8, 1962, President John F. Kennedy wrote a letter celebrating the work of James Cardinal Gibbons, who died in 1921. Kennedy, who rarely discussed his Catholicism, did so while describing the Cardinal: "He nobly expresses the essential traditions of my church in the United States ... the deep sympathy for the plight of the working man and of minorities, the steady concern for the betterment of society and mankind."
Thus, it was somewhat startling to see JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, invoke her father's name and describe herself as a "Catholic woman" while espousing a passionate defense of abortion rights at the Democratic convention. President Kennedy never publicly commented on abortion, and indeed, his brother Teddy was ardently pro-life when he began his political career. Of course, that changed over time as Sen. Kennedy evolved into a liberal lion and enthusiastically entered the pro-choice den.
Caroline Kennedy has to know that the Catholic Church condemns abortion. It is a mortal sin in the eyes of the institution. There is no debate on that. So for Ms. Kennedy to describe herself as a Catholic woman in the context of promoting "reproductive rights" is a direct insult to her religion. Why would she do that? Other Catholic politicians such as Mario Cuomo say they don't personally believe in abortion but respect the legal process that allows it. Not so with Caroline Kennedy. She openly told the world that she is an abortion crusader; the stated belief of her church be damned.
A Gallup poll says 24 percent of practicing Catholics believe abortion is morally acceptable. At first glance, that's hard to fathom, but not when you analyze the landscape. After Caroline Kennedy's speech, not one American Catholic leader publicly criticized her. There was complete silence from the Archbishops. Given a huge opportunity to explain why all life should be considered sacred and why Ms. Kennedy is misguided to say the least, the clerics passed. Call it the silence of the lambs.
It was obvious at the Democratic convention that President Obama and the Democratic Party are extremely bullish on "reproductive rights" and are using the issue to promote a fabricated "war on women" by the Republican Party. In response, the GOP has little to offer. It fears being branded "anti-woman."
But theologians don't have to run for office or curry favor with any group. They supposedly have a moral obligation to define their beliefs and stand up for what they consider God's will.
Abortion eliminates life. That's what the procedure does. Human DNA is present upon conception. If the Catholic Church believes that abortion is against what God intended, then it should be just as adamant about stating its case as Caroline Kennedy is about stating hers.
It is not.
Child abuse is a crime. Drilling a hole in a baby’s skull and sucking its brain out is the ultimate child abuse.
May God have mercy on her soul. I will not. When are the American bishops stop hiding behind “automatic excommunication” and publicly denounce the child abusers? Silence is assent.
He rarely lived it, too.
...”Silence is assent”...
Just comtemplate the kind of numbed conscience (frontal lobes not working anymore) which could come close to condoning puncturing a baby’s skull and sucking out it’s brain. The next question is this..What internal or external forces have brought about the nonfunctioning frontal lobe condition..Any thoughts?
God will NOT be mocked. All the millions of Abortions and now celebrating Homosexuality, God will no longer shower His grace on America......plus we are kicking Him out....what else could one expect??
Amen to that article. It's about time the Bishops start standing up to this perpetrated evil. It cannot allow to fester among the church officials or the faithful.
Rose Kennedy would not approve of abortion. Shame on Caroline.
I am dismayed at the silence of these bishops. Where is Dolan?!
Jesus did not come to Earth to make friends, but to turn things around. Many in power of the church have the opportunity. They are afraid to offend?
When they see the world turning secular, how could they not start taking action to offend? Isn't saving souls their business?
“She openly told the world that she is an abortion crusader; the stated belief of her church be damned”.
That could sorta work both ways Caroline.
You're dead right there. He was disgustingly Clintonesque.
Oh, he probably "religiously" ate fish on Fridays. At least on some Fridays. Or at least on Good Friday. Maybe.
So those that support Abortion of the innocent are against the death penalty for murders? Hum, must because their support for the murder of babies makes them feel threatened and thus they they hide among those who also kill grown men since they are really kindred spirits?
Same with O'Reilly.
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