Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dolan...Again

It seems that Cardinal Dolan has really stirred up a hornets nest.  Maybe he should do as everyone suggests and pull out of the Catholic Bashing St. Patrick's Day Parade...God knows it's not about St Patrick anymore!

Once again, we have been granted a privileged to re-print an An Open Letter to Cardinal Dolan.  This is the link to Catholic Citizens.Org of Illinois.  They have given us permission to print their letter. God Bless Them!  Without further ado:

 Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 106 Calendar Court, PMB #122, La Grange, IL 60525-2325
An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan
September 5, 2014
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York
1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Your Eminence,
We were dismayed and discouraged to read that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York will now include organizations that openly oppose the Catholic teaching concerning human sexuality.  After years of resisting the pressure from gays and big donors as well as the pretense of public support, the parade committee has caved in to their bullying and unreasonable demands.  Additionally, we are disappointed that you have agreed to be the Grand Marshall of the parade.
We are fully aware that there are good and holy people with homosexual inclinations that are striving to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, which we are all called to do.  However, no one can deceive themselves that the national and international “gay” organizations are striving for that lifestyle.  One need only look at the “gay” pride parades around the world and see the public nudity and simulation of sex acts to know that they are portraying  an “in your face” demand that such acts be normalized and that we approve of them.
We understand your deference to those who are on the planning committee for the parade and your efforts to not be “judgmental. “  However, we ask you to put aside those concerns, knowing that your primary duty as Cardinal is to act as a “Shepherd of the Faithful,” secondary in authority to that of the Pope.
We implore you to withdraw as Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of the great probability of misunderstandings, confusion and scandal among the faithful.  It is likely that many will believe that the Church has changed her teaching that homosexual acts are “disordered” and “can never be approved” and even worse, they may assume that you support such acts.  Does the statement of Jesus about scandalizing little ones no longer apply?
We write this letter to you as faithful Catholics and we look to you to give the example of what a true Shepherd must be.  We offer our prayers that the Holy Spirit will inspire you and guide you in this important decision. 
Sincerely,
Mary Anne Hackett, President
For the Board of Directors and Members of
Catholic Citizens of Illinois 

Monday, September 8, 2014

"You've Been Dolanized!"

What is really perplexing to us here is the fact that Cardinal Dolan actually thinks he's acting as a Catholic Prelate should Act.  Do you all remember the when Jesus brought out His "Woe to You..." diatribe against the Pharisees and Scribes? Isn't what Cardinal Dolan doing sort of reminiscent of the same thing that the Pharisees and Scribes were doing?

We don't normally get involved in the political aspects of what these folks do unless they are truly bad.  Want a refresher on Dolan?  How about This One?
Or maybe This One?  And of course, there is always This One!

Well, now there is a new one to look at.  The hits just keep on coming.  When is The Vatican going to realize the USCCB is not doing it's job.  When are they going to wake up to the fact that the USCCB is using the Catholic Church as a "political tool" to destroy it's credibility in the US and turn Catholics away from the Church of Rome?  This new one?  "You've Been Dolanized!"  Rod Dreher has put up a Post on The American Conservative that goes into detail of what happened and the capitulation of Dolan.

Monsignor Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington posted on that archdiocese's website a short commentary stating that it was time for the Church to withdraw support for events like this...the Archdiocese took down the post.  Go figure.  I guess they aren't as "Catholic" as they seem.  That's why we put the links to the stories above so all can go here and read all about it.

We will be posting this on our sister Blog Non Faithful Catholics as well.
Thank you all for reading and as always

Jesus Is Lord!
Tim