Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, in his final address as president of the nation‚Äôs Roman Catholic bishops, called on them Monday to take up the cause of Christians in places like Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and India who are persecuted and killed for their faith.
It was a notable shift in priorities. For the last two years the bishops have poured their time and resources into a campaign to fight what they saw as serious threats to religious liberty in the United States. Their prime concern has been a provision in President Obama‚Äôs health care overhaul that would force even some Catholic employers to provide contraception in their insurance plans, when Catholic teaching prohibits the use of artificial contraception....
Today, is the the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. We certainly need to remember the The Inadequacy of Moralism when reflecting on this President's life, because he didn't live one. We need to remember no matter how much a person thinks a leader doesn't match his viewpoint, since both Republican and Democratic Presidents have been attacked, that we Christians have the duty of Rendering To Caesar: A Biblical Perspective On Government.
So, this day should remind us, that immoral men like Oswald, who may have been influenced by immoral organizations like the Mafia, acting against the established order is a crime against God and man. We Christians have to stand up for law and order.
The URL I'm going to post may be quite accurate, but I think many of you with good memories who lived at the start of the Vietnam War, (It does seem quite awhile ago, since this week we seem to be observing the assassination of Kennedy. A President that I had no use for even when he was the President, but I found his assassination a dastardly act, and no way to remove a President, which should be done by the election process. Hmm, his daughter has just been made Ambassador to Japan. but I digress.) you should remember how the Catholic Church was pushing this war, so this site may be over the top--or may not--but still one should remember the role of the Romish Church in, Vietnam -- why did we go?.
I don't consider even the Romish Church Magisterium, q.v., Roman Catholic Authority considering all what I had to do with it, as bad as Communists. As a Vietnam soldier, at the time, I considered the war mainly for making "The World safe for the Catholic Church." As a Protestant I was miffed, to say the least. But, surprise! I was angry with the Democratic Congress for pulling the rug out of the Vietnam War. If there was an all voluntary Catholic military carrying on the fight, I would not have opposed that. Are We Really Catholic Bashing? So, while I think the Romish Church is bad and anti-Christian, I consider Communism worse.
Now, from Pope to parish priest, they consider themselves all priests (Oh, and nuns too, and especially the laity) should Pilgrimage From Rome. So, finally getting to the goals of these bishops, if they want to protect the nominal Christians of the Middle East I would say fine, just pick a different military than the American one