Skip to comments.Obama’s collision with the Catholic Church is 'assured,' Fr. Pavone says
Posted on 11/08/2012 12:39:43 PM PST by NYer
CHICAGO, November 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) President Obama’s re-election sets up a looming clash with people of faith over abortion, marriage, and the implementation of government-controlled health care a fight the pro-life movement has vowed to carry out by defying the president, reforming an increasingly unfriendly Republican Party, and building a culture of life that transcends the boundaries of politics.
A second Obama term means the collision course of the Obama administration with the Catholic Church…is assured, said Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life after the election.
He was outraged by the fact that a majority of his fellow Catholics voted for Obama, the most pro-abortion president in history.
“Many in Church leadership failed to connect the dots between personnel and policy, he explained. They prayed and preached against the HHS mandate, but then were silent about the election and called the police to remove citizens who leafleted the Church parking lot trying to inform voters about where the candidates stood on this issue.
Such rebuffs from faithless laity and fainthearted leaders would not deter the faithful.
The pro-life cause will prevail in America, Fr. Pavone said. In the elections of 2014, we will work for a pro-life Senate majority to further blunt the ability of President Obama to damage the cause of life.
To do so, they may have to reclaim the Republican Party, which most pro-life voters call home.
We all need to stand guard now. They will try to kick pro-life values out of the Republican Party and blame the abortion/rape question for the loss, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America wrote on her Facebook page. Please stand ready to respond.
Soon forces inside the party proved her right. Greg Valliere of the Potomac Research Group went on Fox Business to urge Republicans to be much more conciliatory on things like immigration and social issues, particularly abortion.
The political movement will be met with a cultural and social effort to educate Americans about life and change hearts about the horrors of abortion.
The Obama administration has attempted to chill this speech, with Attorney General Eric Holder filing frivolous lawsuits against sidewalk counselors like Mary Susan Pine and churning out reports branding pro-life Christians potential domestic terrorists.
Fr. Pavone called on pro-lifers to an unwavering commitment to civil disobedience.
Kelly Clinger wrote, I will go save babies as long as I still have the right to do so! In what may have been a tweak at the president’s re-election slogan, she sent the message under the hashtag Forward.
One of the longtime leaders of the pro-life movement, Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, said his mission continues: Confront society with the ugliness of abortion, save babies and women from the tragedy of abortion, and build the Culture of Life.
Well the Catholics are about to get a well-deserved rude awakening. If a majority of them were stupid enough to vote for him agian; they deserve whatever they get.
It has already begun.
PS - am I the only one unable to search titles on FR?
Under liberalism, believing in a diety is like believing in the Easter Bunny.......a childish, unsophisticated way of living life.
American Catholics voted for Obama. The Church has no support and will be relegated to the Smithsonian with all the other obsolete religions.
Consuming the handouts of the state is now our religion.
Martyrs for Jesus, they are not.
A collision? with the catholics? they are the ones who voted him in.
In a related story: “Obama wins Catholic vote, loses ground among white evangelicals”
Looks like the Catholic Church needs to do some work with their followers too.
No, it’s not.
If true it would have occurred on Tuesday. Priests and Bishops would have been taking to every pulpit at every Mass instructing the faithful that “a vote to re-elect this man is tantamount to a mortal sin”.
Instead they took a nuanced approach, not wanting to upset Hispanics, union members, or other Catholics who vote Democrat and who always show up at Bingo and put money in the collection baskets.
Church leadership is going to slink back into a corner and pretend this never happened, just as they’ve been doing in Europe for 40+ years. The courage of their convictions, they have not.
His fellow Catholics choose socialism over life and having homo marriage. Who cares about those as long as we have socialism.
Sure they'll clash with Obama. Right. /s
Uh, what? Where did the pro-life Senate majority come from?
I recall at onetime being perplexed over how in the world the German people could have allowed Hitler to do what he did.
Now, I understand it very well.
What utter nonsense. I left the Catholic Church a long time ago over their marxist economic bs.
The catholic church is so corrupt its not even funny. They will fall in line wo a fight.
Yeah, that was proven out on Tuesday, right, Padre? Ain't gonna happen. Apparently you didn't get the memo... the state is the church in New Amerika.
Hispanic Catholics voted 80-20 for Obama.
He should have said Obama COALITION & COOPERATION from the Catholic Church is assured.
I keep waiting for Cardinals to make examples of Biden, Pelosi, Leahy, and so forth, by denying them Holy Communion.
Shame on them.
Hispanic Catholics voted 80-20 for Obama.
I never understood people saying Hispanics have stronger family values than most! Actually, I think it's no better than any other group.
Is that your message, as well, for the Black Protestants, 95% of whom voted for Obama?