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Alleluia!

Posted: April 12, 2009 by cacoop in Religion

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When the sabbath was over, 
Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome 
bought spices so that they might go and anoint him.
Very early when the sun had risen,
on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb.
They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us
from the entrance to the tomb?”
When they looked up,
they saw that the stone had been rolled back;
it was very large.
On entering the tomb they saw a young man
sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe,
and they were utterly amazed.
He said to them, “Do not be amazed!
You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified.
He has been raised; he is not here.
Behold the place where they laid him.
But go and tell his disciples and Peter, 
‘He is going before you to Galilee; 
there you will see him, as he told you.'”

-Mk 16:1-7

Happy Easter from the Disloyal Opposition.

I guess there is no room for free expression amongst all of the superlerific Doritos and Bud Light ads.

Way to go, assholes.

Domestic Terrorism in Alaska

Posted: December 15, 2008 by lamayor in Palin, Politics, Religion, Terrorism

What have we become when in the midst of the Christmas season, outrageous and disgusting “political acts” like this take place?

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s home church was badly damaged by arson, leading the governor to apologize Saturday if the fire was connected to “undeserved negative attention” from her campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Damage to the Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said. No one was injured in the fire, which was set Friday night while a handful of people, including two children, were inside, according to James Steele, the Central Mat-Su fire chief.

He said the blaze was being investigated as an arson. Steele said he didn’t know of any recent threats to the church, and authorities did not know whether Palin’s connection to the church was relevant to the fire.

“It’s hard to say at this point. Everything is just speculation,” he said.

I hope you’re right, Chief, but I doubt it.

May God bless them and give them strength during this trying time.

Thank you Captain Obvious…

Posted: November 13, 2008 by cacoop in Abortion, Family, Politics, Religion
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by cacoop

The Esteemable Bishop DiMarzio is scratching his head over why Catholics voted for Obama 54% to 46%.

DiMarzio said many Catholics misinterpreted or misused “Faithful Citizenship.”

Wow!  Really???!  You think.  Why might that be?

“We spoke in very clear but difficult language about moral choices,” said DiMarzio.

Uh… No.  You did not.  You, Dear Bishop, purposefully insinuated that John McCain was a racist by slyly juxtopostioning abortion and racism in the Faithful Citizenship Video (see 6:58 in video in the post below.)  And by equivocating abortion to racism you implied that this alledged bigotry was reason enough to pull the lever for Obama.

Well done.

You stay classy, Lansing…

Posted: November 13, 2008 by cacoop in Family, Gay Rights, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized

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by cacoop

“Tolerance” 1 – Christianity 0

Nice.

by cacoop

Welcome back USCCB.

One question though…  Where in the heck were you during the campaign???  With the exception of a few, brave knights in Christ’s army such as Bishops Chaput, Martino and the like, the best we got from your group in 2008 b.b. (Before Barack) was the ambiguous, relativist, steaming pot of mushy feel good crap called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. (Warning – 5MB document coming your way). 

I will save you the frustration of wading through the complete 42 pages and take you to the salient part.  The bishops write:

The first is a moral equivalence that makes no ethical distinctions between different kinds of issues involving human life and dignity. The direct and intentional destruction of innocent human life from the moment of conception until natural death is always wrong and is not just one issue among many. It must always be opposed. 

Sounds good, huh?  Unfortunately they don’t stop there…

The second is the misuse of these necessary moral distinctions as a way of dismissing or ignoring other serious threats to human life and dignity. Racism and other unjust discrimination, the use of the death penalty, resorting to unjust war, the use of torture, war crimes, the failure to respond to those who are suffering from hunger or a lack of health care, or an unjust immigration policy are all serious moral issues that challenge our consciences and require us to act. These are not optional concerns which can be dismissed. Catholics are urged to seriously consider Church teaching on these issues. Although choices about how best to respond to these and other compelling threats to human life and dignity are matters for principled debate and decision, this does not make them optional concerns or permit Catholics to dismiss or ignore Church teaching on these important issues.

What’s the matter?  Why do I have my panties in a wad?  Well, glad you asked…

  1. The bishops say abortion and euthanasia must “always be opposed”, implying that there is to be no compromise on those issues.  Then they go on to list a whole litany of other issues that they equivocate as being equally important.
  2. They then, through juxtaposition of life issues with social justice issues, say (and I paraphrase), “Barack Obama may be pro-choice, but John McCain is a racist, warmongering, war criminal executioner who tortures those who suffer from hunger, lack of health care and an unjust immigration policy… Take your pick.”
  3. Let’s, for the sake of argument, grant the insinuation that John McCain is all of these things and more (I heard that he also likes to dress up in Cindy’s negligee whilst goose-stomping on little bunnies’ heads all while screaming, “Ja Vol” at the top of his lungs.)  So what?  There is no equivalency to abortion.  None.  Not any.  What-So-Ever.  If you are killed in the womb, you have absolutely no opportunity to be oppressed, repressed, depressed…  Abortion trumps all when it comes to social justice issues, not only qualitatively, but quantitatively.
  4. Besides is the any clearer example of racism in action than Abortion?  Why are all of the Planned Parenthoods in the hood?  The poorest, blackest, brownest and most run down parts of our cities?  One word… Eugenics.
  5. If you say, “But Emperor Barackus has pledged to reduce abortions, and I believe he is a kind and just ruler that will deliver on his promises.”, I implore you to read my post below.
  6. You may retort, “Hey Chris, you are overreacting.  The bishops meant to promote life through this campaign.”  Check out this companion piece to the FCFFC document:

Skip ahead to 6:58 where Bishop DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn, once again reiterates that “Barack Obama is misled on the abortion issue, but John McCain is the Grand Knight of the Sedona Chapter of the KKK” (OK… I paraphrased again).

Do not mistake me.  I am in no way endorsing any of the evils that the bishops list off.  I am simply stating that there was only one issue where there was a clear choice between candidates and clear choice between right and wrong.  Abortion should have defined the Catholic conscience this election and the bishops should have stood up against it.

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by cacoop

Mr. Kmiec,

You were quite eloquent in your defense of Candidate Obama (now our Messiah-Elect) and adamant that his worldview would somehow rise above partisan politics and elevate the discourse to one where all views were acknowledged and given due consideration.  In your endorsement of the “One” you wrote:

 As a Republican and as a Catholic, I believe life begins at conception, and it is important for every life to be given sustenance and encouragement. As a Republican, I strongly believe that the Supreme Court of the United States must be fully dedicated to the rule of law and to the employ of a consistent method of interpretation that keeps the court within its limited judicial role. As a Republican, I believe problems are best resolved closest to their source and that we should never arrogate to a higher level of government that which can be more effectively and efficiently resolved below. As a Republican and a constitutional lawyer, I believe religious freedom does not mean religious separation or mindless exclusion from the public square.

In various ways, Sen. Barack Obama and I may disagree on aspects of these important fundamentals, but I am convinced, based upon his public pronouncements and his personal writing, that on each of these questions he is not closed to understanding opposing points of view and, as best as it is humanly possible, he will respect and accommodate them. 

So I ask you now… How is that working out for you?  This man, whom you deem to be “a person of integrity, intelligence, and genuine good will” has, through his minions (might I add, virulent partisan democrats Rahm Emmanuel and John Podesta – so much bipartisanship), declared that his first actions will be to rescind President Bush’s Executive Orders related to restrictions on ESCR and foreign aid to organizations that counsel women about the availability of abortion.  Full details here.

Oh wait… my bad… here is someone who’s views Barry O. is apparently “accommodating“:

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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America said her organization had been communicating with Obama’s transition staff almost daily. “We expect to see a real change,” the Washington Post reports.

Good thing the price of silver is on the rise.  Looks like you got 30 pieces coming your way.