Diane Korzeniewski puts it better than I do concerning Pseudo Catholics that are the darling of the media:
Dissidents are trying to create a “designer religion” out of Catholicism in wanting to make it conform to their individual desires. It is a world from which Our Lord wants to set us free. It’s a world whose ways are in conflict with God’s ways. At it’s core is often sexual promiscuity under the guise of sexual “freedom”. Think about the teachings that dissidents would like changed and it will often lead right back to this so-called right which is nothing more than a right to sin and offend God, by choice.
Much easier to convert sin to “no sin” than to actually change one’s behavior. She continues.
They often want the Church to accept homosexual behavior. The Church embraces those with SSA, but cannot condone homosexual acts any more than it can condone heterosexual acts outside of Sacramental marriage. Others want to change the Church’s teaching on abortion, or euthanasia, contraception and other “life” issues. Dissidents know where the Church stands on all of these issues, but they don’t agree and feel that Holy Mother Church ought to bend with every wind of doctrine that comes with each new generation. As scripture tells us, Jesus is Truth. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever – do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. (Hebrews 13:8-9). Hence, there cannot be several versions truth any more than there can be several versions of Jesus.
That’s the thing about truth. It is what it is. That’s why political groups need spin doctors.
Read her whole thing and remember this in closing:
The plan never included a set of keys for every individual to “bind and lose” on their own, or through opinion polls, or with the flow of a given age. Remember, it was by popular opinion that Our Lord was nailed to a Cross!
The emphasis is mine but if there was ever a line worth emphasizing this is it.
The American Papist notes that “Catholics” united press release makes this description:
Regrettably, the individuals leading the charge against Notre Dame are partisan operatives who routinely use a single-issue analysis to divorce the Catholic faith from its longstanding commitment to social justice and the sanctity of all human life.
Looks like George “I’m doing great in this crisis” Soros isn’t getting as good a return on his investment in phony Catholic groups as in other things.
I’d actually be interested knowing what parish they belong to and if they do the Saturday or the Sunday mass?
Via Big Hollywood I can’t see me missing this picture:
I suspect code pink will not give it any stars.
For the first time in many days my kid who has been sleeping on the couch with Pneumonia is in school (the wife is also sleeping in the den). I couldn’t watch Joe without waking people up. So lets have some Joe:
7:28 a.m. Barnicle talks some sense but hey why don’t you count those disappearing electoral votes in NE. By 2020 it won’t matter if the republicans can get us, we will be a fistful of Delawares.
7:35 a.m. They really love that British MP don’t they?
7:38 a.m. Cramer I guess didn’t have much coffee he is very calm.
7:42 a.m. Did he say buy a Miami condum instead of condo?
8:03 a.m. Comparing this to Stockman with Reagan? I seem to Recall Reagan’s stuff worked.
8:08 a.m. The doc is full of it. If one case was deprived then they would make up another one. I’m going on a coffee & donut run for the wife.
8:42 a.m. Cramer keeps saying depression, I think that’s BS.
8:59 a.m. Apparently if a New England Accent says it then attention must be paid.
Lou Minatti is a nice Italian name so I’m not surprised he talks sense with the new “I’m leaving” crowd:
Give it a rest, people. Leave already, or fight for what you believe in. I can’t stand your whining.
I second the motion. Even at our worst it is the best place to be.
The American Papist reprints in full a letter from the ND director of Alumni to club leaders. You can read it here.
I will now translate it:
Keep giving us money!
You know I don’t think much of this current president but C’MON!
The Anchoress in her wise post (you know I don’t ever remember her not having a wise one) on the Notre Dame situation mentions it as a curisosity at the end at asks the question:
Who THINKS of this stuff?
If you actually think this is significant then that’s a Nelson award just waiting to happen.
You know tech gadgets are nice but come ON:
Robert Jones said he trusted his navigational system and continued to follow it when it told him the steep, narrow footpath he was driving on was a road.
Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, now faces court action for driving without due care and attention.
His BMW nearly plunged down a 100ft cliff in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.
He was only stopped from falling after the vehicle rammed into a wire fence.
I’m of the transitional age where we lived both with and without stuff like cellphones, GPS, Laptops, VCR, DVD, wireless, Ipods and even cassette tapes etc etc etc. We actually lived pretty good without them.
Our parents talked of common sense. One eyewitness diseminates some:
“It’s all well and good trusting your sat nav but how about trusting your eyes and when there’s not a road in front of you, don’t keep driving.”
I mean C’mon!
UPDATE: Corrected the bad cut and paste
Well D’Arcy has decided to skip the Commencement:
On Friday, March 21, Father John Jenkins, CSC, phoned to inform me that President Obama had accepted his invitation to speak to the graduating class at Notre Dame and receive an honorary degree. We spoke shortly before the announcement was made public at the White House press briefing. It was the first time that I had been informed that Notre Dame had issued this invitation.
President Obama has recently reaffirmed, and has now placed in public policy, his long-stated unwillingness to hold human life as sacred. While claiming to separate politics from science, he has in fact separated science from ethics and has brought the American government, for the first time in history, into supporting direct destruction of innocent human life.
This will be the 25th Notre Dame graduation during my time as bishop. After much prayer, I have decided not to attend the graduation. I wish no disrespect to our president, I pray for him and wish him well. I have always revered the Office of the Presidency. But a bishop must teach the Catholic faith “in season and out of season,” and he teaches not only by his words — but by his actions.
My decision is not an attack on anyone, but is in defense of the truth about human life.
I have in mind also the statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops in 2004. “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” Indeed, the measure of any Catholic institution is not only what it stands for, but also what it will not stand for.
As for Professor Glendon:
I have spoken with Professor Mary Ann Glendon, who is to receive the Laetare Medal. I have known her for many years and hold her in high esteem. We are both teachers, but in different ways. I have encouraged her to accept this award and take the opportunity such an award gives her to teach.
Even as I continue to ponder in prayer these events, which many have found shocking, so must Notre Dame. Indeed, as a Catholic University, Notre Dame must ask itself, if by this decision it has chosen prestige over truth.
A very classy statement.
Over to you ND.