I saw an article on CWN which made me think about the Obama Administration and Pres. Obama’s attacks on the Catholic Church and on the 1st Amendment.
Cardinal Zen urges tougher stand against Beijing’s intrusion in Church affairs
Cardinal Joseph Zen is urging the Holy See to take a stronger line against encroachment by the Chinese government in the life of the Church in that country.
The retired Bishop of Hong Kong, an outspoken critic of Beijing, expressed disappointment that some Catholic activists—notably the St. Egidio community—have been anxious to maintain friendly ties with the Beijing regime despite repeated infringements on religious freedom in China. He called for a tougher Vatican diplomatic stance as well.
“After much (I would say excessive) acquiescence by the Holy See, the Chinese government has shown no willingness to respect the essential nature of the Catholic Church, as it is peacefully accepted all over the civilized world,” the cardinal said. He argued that the Holy See, in its diplomatic efforts, should hew closely to the line set forth by Pope Benedict XVI in his letter to the Church in China, refusing to cooperate with the government-appointed representatives of the Catholic Patriotic Association and demanding full independence for the Church in China.
Pres. Obama’s Christian side seems to have been formed by Black Liberation Theology (a variant of Marxism).
I suspect Pres. Obama would not be sorry to have an American Patriot Catholic Association in the public square, rather than a strong, vociferous Catholic Church.
He could impose mandates and force Catholic institutions to pay for your contraception and abortifacient pills. He could, with the help of the Patriotic Catholic Heathcare Association, require Patriotic Catholic hospitals to perform abortions. He could require Patriotic priests to approve of unnatural relations with marriage ceremonies. He could edit pastoral letters of Patriotic Bishops to their flocks… and not just in the Army or his new Civilian National Security Force!
The bishops would all have special photos taken in front of the flag, just like they do somewhere else.
Whoops! Let’s get that right.
“But Father! But Father!”, some of you are saying. “This is over the top. Nothing like that is possible here. This isn’t China! This is America!”
Keep telling yourselves that.