Feb 15, 2008

BULLETIN: Cardinal McCarrick "excommunicates" pro-lifers!

Today's edition of the online California Catholic Daily -- you can subscribe to their free daily bulletin at http://calcatholic.com/emailsubscription.aspx -- reports that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., addressed the annual meeting of the San Bernardino diocese’s six vicariates on Feb. 13.

The California Catholic Daily says this:

"According to a Feb. 14 Riverside Press Enterprise article covering the vicariate meeting, McCarrick told his audience that the bishops’ document does not tell Catholics how to vote but urges them to vote for the candidates who best support Church teaching. 'The first and most essential right has to be the right to life,' said the cardinal; still, 'we are not a single-issue church. You start with the right to life. You have to. But you have to go beyond it. You cannot be authentically Catholic unless you go beyond it.'" [emphasis added]

So, if your main cause is pro-life activism, a Prince of the Church says you are not Catholic. I knew the liberals hate us pro-lifers; I knew they shun us and lie about us; now I find out a Cardinal, no less, has "excommunicated" us.

Cardinal McCarrick has argued in favor of giving Communion to the reprobate politicians who facilitate and defend aborting babies. Will he now deny Communion to pro-lifers for not being "authentically Catholic?"

Among the many comments at the California Catholic Daily on Cardinal McCarrick's sickening claim, I like the following one best:

"Notice how the pro-abortion-politician-lovers in the hierarchy and clergy NEVER put it the other way by telling their fellow lefties, 'It's not enough for you to oppose the death penalty and nukes and be for saving whales, etc.; you cannot be authentically Catholic unless you go beyond that and also actively fight abortion and save the babies.'

"The ONLY group EVER told it has to take on causes besides its own is pro-life / anti-abortion. Imagine! We're NOT CATHOLIC if we 'only' want to save the babies!

"Who has the time, energy and money to take on more than one cause and still be effective? What Cardinal McCarrick really means is, 'Go away and stop bothering the rest of us, you stubborn pro-lifers.'

"That'll be the day, Your Excellency; that'll be the day."

What a good comment! As the old saying goes, "Amen, Brother Ben!"

Who do you think is "authentically Catholic?"


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

if defending the right to life gets me excommuniacated, according to Cardinal McCarrick, so be it :). I will stand up for the Church's teachings in any regard, regardless of what happens to me in the process.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe of St. Therese,

What a crazy place "Liberalworld" is! Upholding Catholic doctrine and the right to life gets us told we're not truly Catholic!

Wouldn't it be nice to hear a liberal Cardinal knock somebody who actually IS "not authentically Catholic," such as those who agitate for aborting babies, homosexual acts, priestesses, etc.

(Of course, anyone who is baptized a Catholic is authentically Catholic in that sense. But we all need to make sure that what we say and do are truly Catholic.)

1:33 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Exactly, it would be nice to hear such a thing coming from the Liberals, but they want it both ways...(As I like to say being Catholic is one thing, living Catholicism is another thing and it's the latter that is the difficult part)

2:22 PM  

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