Jun 18, 2006

Leaving it up to the individual bishop

A Corpus Christi meditation --

Our U.S. bishops at their spring meeting in L.A. have left it up to the individual bishop in each diocese whether to give Holy Communion to abortion-enabling, Church-defying politicians. The bishops know that most of their number will not penalize the pro-aborts.

It is ironic, to say the least, that the bishops did this with the Feast of Corpus Christi upon us.

Think of the Eucharistic miracles. Think of Christ Crucified, rent and torn and bloodied. And then think of the millions of dear little babies, rent and torn and bloodied.

Is every abortion not a Passion and a Way of the Cross and a Crucifixion? Should the Feast of Corpus Christi not bring to mind the bodies of the babies?

Every bishop could lead Eucharistic processions to the abortion mills in his diocese or archdiocese, as did the late Bishop James Sullivan. Every bishop could also withhold Holy Communion from the pro-abortion politicians. Let us ask Christ Crucified to change the minds and touch the hearts of the bishops, not to mention the hard-hearted politicians. Amen.

17 Comments:

Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Apparently even the more liberal new Code of Canon Law means nothing to them.

We had signs clearly begging them to enforce Canon 915, and they ignored our pleas.

Some Bishops gave us a thumbs up when the say the signs, but did they vote with their thumbs?

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous OrthoCat said...

Mr. Fisher -

I am sure you do a lot of good for the Church and I probably agree with you about many of the things that are wrong in the Church today, but I've got to tell you ...

YOU ARE SUCH A PAIN IN THE REAR!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's painful to say but it's impossible not to conclude, some of them just don't care.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Jared said...

OrthoCat:

Um, wow. What the deuce are you referring to? Kenneth was just commenting on the post.

11:16 AM  
Blogger JohnPaulFootball said...

Jared...I'm sure Orthocat is reacting to Kenneth's saturation bombing style postings, regardless of their relevance to the post he's commenting on, not necessarily just this post in particular. Also, his advertising of legal services on some of his comments/posts...is a bit questionable. I can see where Orthocat is coming from. Can you dig it?

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Jack Clough said...

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11:52 AM  
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5:27 PM  
Anonymous OrthoCat said...

jpfootball-

You are correct. I don't even read Fisher's comments any more precisely for the reason you mention. I'm sorry, but I doubt that I am alone in thinking this way. Fisher is just too much.

And jared-

I happen to always enjoy and usually agree with your preceptive comments with just one exception.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Xochilt said...

Hey Q-

What ever happend to the Reverend Bill Messenger who left the chaplaincy of USC Our Savior's Parish under a cloud?

1:39 AM  
Blogger Simon-Peter said...

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7:34 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Orthocat and JPFootball,

Kenneth Fisher and his cohorts have been fighting the good fight for the Church and the babies since the 1960's. I admire Ken and his friends very much.

When you say to Ken, "I am sure you do a lot of good for the Church and I probably agree with you about many of the things that are wrong in the Church today..." I agree with you about that.

But I do not at all mind "long" posts that alert visitors to the who, what, when, where and why of upcoming events and protests, or that provide prayers for us.

The Committees of Correspondence circulated letters throughout the 13 Colonies that kindled love of liberty and started the American Revolution. Kenneth is using the blogosphere to kindle love of the Faith and to spur us to actively help in reforming the reform and working for the right to life.

Some visitors are new to blogspots every day, and that is why Ken posts repeat alerts here.

There are about 100 million liberals to criticize ahead of the good people on our side, including Ken and his cohorts.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

I guess I was just curious as to why the criticism of Kenneth took place in this particular post. Even if you do think his comments in other posts were inappropriate, this one was more than pertinent. Plus, it is Quintero's blog; his rules.

I'm not trying to be offensive (strict sense) to anyone here. Just pointing out that, for me, (having taken a break from the web for a bit) having read this post without much recent context, the comment seemed to come from out of the blue.

Ach, I'm rambling now. Sorry.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

orthocrat and johnpaulfootball,

I hope ans pray you have spent some time on the front lines instead of just criticizing me for using the blog to try to get some of you, what I suspect are armchair warriors, off your fat rearends.

if you have done so, thanks be to God!

Kenneth M. Fisher

11:31 PM  
Blogger JohnPaulFootball said...

Jared....fair points, all. I do realize this is Q's blog and his rules...etc. Certainly wasn't calling for a ban on K-Fish, just expressing an opinion that I had a hunch was shared by Orthocat and motivated his comment.

Q...no problem, I get it. But as a constant reader of all things Catholic online.....his posts get a bit redundant, and do find his sometime advertising of his legal services in poor taste.

Kenneth Fisher, you're prayer has been answered....I have fought the good fight when possible, and I'm sure Orthocat has as well. You suspect some of us are "armchair warriors" with "fat rearends"? You are drifting very close to the "liberal pastime" of name calling on that one, are you not? If you are blogging, or simply commenting you open yourself up to reply.......be it positive or negative, it's simply fairplay.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Jack Clough said...

Q:

You deleted my comments and that is certainly your right since this your blog.

This post should have been entitled "What's up with Ken" instead of "Leaving it up to the individual bishop".

Just for the record, I think any man, or woman, who devotes so much of his/her time and energy, earns the right for a commercial now and then.

However, back to the issue - that is, leaving it up to the individual bishops.

To my mind, they are guilty of sin. If I know you are sinning and I don't speak up (or worse yet - actually condone the action), per the church's teachings, I have sinned.

Q, you may not appreciate my phraseology, (I apologize for any offense), but "my church" is literally falling apart due to a bunch of "Gutless Wonders" acting like a bunch of "Keystone Cops". They do not speak for me.

They find sin where there is no sin – kneeling.
They find no sin where there is sin – abortion.
They condone breaking the government’s law when it suits them – immigration.
They condone breaking their own rules when it suits them – fingerprinting and background checks for people who work with children.

I could go on.

Anyway, my e-mails addressed to you have gone unanswered and that’s okay. I imagine you want to protect your identity. Sometimes you just got to stand up for what you believe in and be brave. I’m glad Christ did!


By the way, have you heard anything from Janet at Parents' Right to Know regarding the 900,000 signatures needed to qualify the Parents' Right to Know ballot initiative for the November, 2006 ballot?

Finally, we're all in this together but with various degrees of enthusiasm. Let's all pray that we are worthy vessels that the good Lord can use.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Everyone,

Thank you for your comments! I don't want to discourage anyone from sounding off about our anti-life culture and about problems in the Church that need fixing.

So, to explain: I deleted three posts here because of "cuss words," even though they were not the worst such words. All of us express ourselves well anyway, so let's keep sounding off all we want but minus the @&%#.

We should recall that our bishops are our consecrated shepherds and are successors of the Apostles. We should also recall the sublime dignity of the priesthood. One saint (the Cure d'Ars?) rightly said that if he met an angel and a priest together, he would salute the priest before the angel. So, no cussing or name-calling, okay?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Quintero,

Of course I agree with you on bad language; however another great Saint, I believe it was St. Francis de Sales, a Doctor of the Church, said "bad priests are like mad dogs".

I guess it depends on which Saint you quote!

Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman,Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

12:12 AM  

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