Skip to comments.Uh Oh, Healthcare Bill Leads To Rift In The RC Church
Posted on 03/20/2010 9:23:29 AM PDT by Biggirl
Editors Note: I owe much of this post to the hard work of Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. He has a specific take on this and it is well worth reading. I am posting on this because it is of great importance to me. The schism continues grow in the RCC over this very bad healthcare bill. Not surprising in a country where many Catholics have treated their religion like a buffet, or, yes, a cafeteria, where you can pick and choose for yourself what you like and throw the rest in the trash. But when the RC Church is used to push, not just a bad bill, but warp Church dogma and doctrine then as the Anchoress says:
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And God-willing, the Catholic Church will finally and forcefully remind the non-Catholics speaking with a "Catholic" moniker of this.
To imply that the Catholic Church either directly or tacitly approves of socialism or government funded abortions is simply dishonest.
Wrong conclusion. It isn’t the healthcare bill that is causing the rift, but the dishonesty and corruption of Obama and his thugs. We can encourage the honest Catholics, but they themselves must solve the problem.
There is no rift. There ARE dissidents from what the Catholic Church stands for. They do have other choices, should they choose to go.
Yes. They can repent like the rest of us are called to do. And given some of the more explosive things that have come from me in the past few days... I just felt I had to say this.
Bullocks. Any idiot can call herself “Catholic” while worshipping Satan. Doesn’t make it so, though.
Doesn’t your church have a thing called excommunication for things like this? Are there other disciplinary steps that can be taken?
I am not a practicing Catholic, so I can cheer on all day long for such people to be excommunicated, but it is up to the Catholic Church itself to do this.
I hate to tell you but a priest in my parish wholeheartedly supports the bill. When I personally wrote him about my disgust for the bill he replied that universal coverage is more important than worrying about the abortion parts of the bill. I haven’t given a penny to my church since then.
That is disgusting. I hope you can find a parish that is more aligned with Christ.
When I personally wrote him about my disgust for the bill he replied that universal coverage is more important than worrying about the abortion parts of the bill.
I wonder if he cited the part of the Gospel in which Jesus directs us to support government-run health care in his response?
I havent given a penny to my church since then.
Good for you. They should not get a penny.
Unfortunately, withholding money from the parish will not cause this idiot to starve to death.
The RCC can be commended for its official stance on these kind of social issues. Unfortunately, there is its official posture on the one hand and the dominance of indifferent, cafeteria Roman Catholics on the other. One solution is for the hierarchy of the RCC to crack down on the most public deviants from its teachings via excomunications or by not allowing these folks to receive the Eucharist. It's the very least they can - but hardly ever - do. Which is why the RCC's "authority" is ultimately toothless, and RC Dems like Pelosi, Biden, Gutierrez, Granholm, etc., etc. continue to flaunt their anti-RC positions in the RCC's face.
The Church had the chance to be more forcefull in their explanation of why not to vote for Obama but blew it prior to the elections. I know, separation of Church and State, blah, blah, blah. Hence 53% of Catholic voters voted for 0.
I think that if the elections were held again, the result would be the same. I wish these same nuns would have opened their mouths in 2008.
I’m sorry, I assumed.
But the Church MUST ENFORCE the rules BIGTIME. I do not see it now as a Catholic.
That is what is hurting the Church, non-enforcement.
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