I see the other day, election day, that The National Catholic Reporter – aka Fishwrap – pandered for The First Gay President, effectively begging Catholics to endanger our nation and their souls by voting for him. They have an editorial in which they gush about supporters of homosexual “marriage” and applaud unnatural act promoters in another article. In another editorial they attack bishops who publicly uphold the Church’s teachings as extremists. They also have a panegyric of the late Card. Bernardin, whose “seamless garment” notion gave permission to Catholics to support pro-abortion positions and politicians.
I love this quote from the editorial about US bishops as extremists:
“Were their words and actions during the recent election season the kind of discourse that informs and persuades or did they contribute to the partisan shrillness that we hope our teachers are educating youngsters to rise above as they mature into voting citizens?”
Are they talking about the bishops? Or the Nuns on the Bus?
Again, abortion is the sacrament of the religion of liberalism. As such, liberals will not permit that it be endangered. They will therefore shill for those who will even expand it and make us tax payers pay for it against our properly-formed Catholic consciences.
To this end, Fishwrap has a hit piece against Bp. Walter Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa because he bought a half page ad in Sunday’s Sioux City Journal. He has something to say how to vote. NCR didn’t like his message.
“But Father! But Father!” you might be asking, “What did Bp. Nickless write? Is he bad?”
Apparently Bp. Nickless is very bad indeed, as far as the Fishwrap is concerned.
Here is the offending ad:
How we vote in the upcoming election is of the utmost importance. Even our salvation may depend on it. Many moral and prudential issues are at stake, and Catholics are not single-issue voters. But one issue stands above all in its gravity and its consequences.
Abortion is our nation’s gravest injustice
The blood of 55 million murdered babies “cries out to heaven for justice.” It is always gravely sinful to support or condone abortion. Abortions’ mere legality corrupts our culture, our government, and the rule of law.
As you vote this year you have a chance to speak up for the defenseless unborn.
Your vote can save innocent lives.
Supporting the dignity of all human life I remain your bother in Christ.
(signed) +R. Walker Nickless
Bishop Walker Nickless
Diocese of Sioux City
Not only did Nickless dare to raise his voice in the public square, but he defended the Church’s teaching about the right of human beings to be born.
The ad took the Fishwrapers to other things written by Bp. Nickless. What really set them off was THIS (read it all):
Bishop Nickless ends by encouraging “everyone who is eligible to vote, if you have not already done so by an early or absentee ballot, to vote according to a well-formed and devout Catholic conscience …”
Remember: Abortion is the liberals’ sacrament. But deep down they know that they are on the wrong side of the Church’s teaching. They do not, in fact, have properly formed consciences if they think that they can give such support to the most aggressive promoter of abortion we have seen on the public stage, perhaps ever.
Therefore, Fishwrap carries some water, again, for the pro-abortion extremist Obama administration by taking the position that it isn’t really a sin to vote for such a candidate. Not really. Abortion can just be set aside, left out of the equation, given the nod.
When the US Bishops meet in November – and I know Your Excellencies are reading this – you ought to have a chat about the National catholic Reporter.
Why, again, do they get to use the term “Catholic” in their title?