Timeout! … a look at a sample post from the comments to the WSJ article

October 12, 2008

Comments from WSJ article. If you want some excellent Church teachings, go and read ALL of Blessed Bucky’s comments … AMAZING!

Below are my Top Ten observations regarding this latest silly and pathetic attack upon Bishop Morlino.

1) Bishop Morlino works by intimidation?! How about a case where a group of people solicits the aid of the ruling secular force in an effort to silence the voice of truth within their own faith? Now, are we speaking of CTA and the WSJ, or the Sanhedrin and Pontius Pilate? Looks like the same old story to me, and the typical process for forging saints.

2) 40 (WOW! Really? 40?!) pro-abortion Call To Action heretics issuing an open letter to their bishop in the secular press is only worthy of a story in Madison’s WSJ. Q: Why do they do this? A: Simply because Bishop Morlino happens to execute his DUTIES as a bishop of the Catholic Church as one who actually BELIEVES the Faith. If you have a problem with his teaching, you do not have a problem with him, but the Catholic Church, and therefore, its founder, Jesus Christ.

3) How does the so-called “priests morale problem” compare to Morlino inspiring 30 men to study for the priesthood in this diocese, when he began with about 2? The morale is certainly HIGH somewhere, and it is apparently very HIGH with these YOUNG seminarians. Why all the sad faces among this group of priests? Who is really the problem here?

4) Also, contrast the very HIGH morale of these mostly YOUNG seminarians with the tiny conclave of gray-haired CTA heretics and ask yourself where each movement will be in 10 years.

5) OXYMORON: “Catholics who disagree with Church doctrine.”

6) Let’s be square: The only reason anyone is upset about Bishop Morlino requiring HIS priests to play the 2006 CD to HIS people from HIS pulpits is because they disagree with THE CHURCH’S teaching on these subjects as faithfully taught by the good bishop. If it covered the Diocesan Services Appeal instead of affirming marriage being between one man and one woman (duh), I doubt any of these priests, or the WSJ would be the slightest bit concerned. To reject the teaching of Christ’s Church is to, again, reject Jesus Christ Himself.

7) Richard McBrian is a heretic whose writings have been formally condemned by the Church. Why on earth would he be considered a credible source on anything to do with the Church? Why doesn’t the WSJ mention his writings having been condemned by the Church to give a proper context to his silly comments? And by the way Fr. McBrian, a bishop is, by definition, a “conservative” because he is called to “conserve” and pass on the same faith that was handed down from the Apostles. I’m sorry you’re not in favor of that.

8) What did Vatican II teach about the role of the faithful toward their bishop? “The faithful … should be closely attached to the bishop as the Church is to Jesus Christ, and as Jesus Christ is to the Father” (LG 27). I still haven’t found any mention in the council documents of the “faithful” attacking their bishop in the secular press … especially when they have not accused him of even one sin.

9) Amen to Jimmy Akins!

10) Finally, in order to put this all into a proper context, its important to remember that this group of CTA heretics just attacked, in the secular press, a person their own professed faith identifies as the “vicar of Christ” in their diocese.


The Devolution of Man (Part 1) … The Last Straw

October 12, 2008


“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”‘ (1 Cor 1:18-19).

The title of the series speaks to the fact that a once civilized society is more and more becoming a barbaric society that, among many other atrocities, kills their young, devalues marriage and family and, while objectifying each other, has reduced the sacred act of procreation to a base (animalistic) act of self-indulgence. Each part of this series will unearth another contributing force leading us away from Christ — our Omega Point, who we are are evolving into — and toward the “man without the Spirit” (just another animal species).

Today we woke up to yet another assault on our poor Bishop Morlino (here) from the self-elevating elites of the People’s Republic of Madison. The letter referenced was an ad, so it did not appear online. It’s main gripes were regarding the need to dismiss an openly practicing homosexual from a parish ministry position, and additional gripes toward a couple traditional parishes who are nurturing priestly vocations by giving the altar server role exclusively to boys.

With this next assault weighing on my mind, I was getting showered and dressed, and I popped in a CD on the bible (I often listen to bible CDs in the shower). One of the very first lines was this (my jaw dropped as I listened):

“I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people” (Romans 16:17-18).

Here was someone — Greg Gunfeld — on Fox and friends Sunday who when asked about whether Senator McCain should speak about Senator Obama’s shady associations expressed, rather boldly, the frustration many good people are feeling over the past 8 years:

“It kills me that liberals are coming out against mean-spiritedness. It’s like OJ coming out against domestic violence. I mean for the last 8 years they’ve called Bush Hitler, they’ve called Cheney Satan, they basically painted Sarah Palin as the red-neck anti-Christ … whenever a conservative gets sick or dies, the left-winged blogs basically dance on their graves. These people created the book on cruel. And the only reason they are telling McCain not to be mean is because he’s actually tackling real issues – the Aires and the ACORN controversy … they’re REAL.”

 For many of us in the Madison area, this bishop-bashing, like all of this over-the-top attacking, was the last straw … it has gotten very, very old and we are all very, very tired of these childish temper tantrums being unleashed against our Pastor!

In the days ahead, I hope to post related material to help us understand this pandemic of nastiness and push toward barbarism that never ceases to take us by surprise.

In the meantime, please join this group supporting our bishop: Support Bishop Morlino