Well, listening to that was my outrage of the day. I have said all along, Obama is not muslim, not Christian, but a closet atheist and apparently one that is gung-ho in creating the secular way of life that Europe has become. This man is the most pro-abortion president in the history of the country. I'm frankly not surprised. I'm surprised is that the Church took this long for her eyes to open.Another thing. Catholics who supported Obamacare but are against this imposition on Catholics are hypocritical. On the one hand, government is forcing people to buy healthcare they don't want; on the other hand they are forcing Catholics to pay for elements of healthcare they don't want. Either way government is forcing its will. Everyone has a right to their freedom to spend and live as they see fit.
I hear you Manny, though I don't know that Europe is the only place on earth suffering from secularism. Many of the churches in Vancouver, British Columbia have closed because of growing secularism and selfishness. I just think he has an evil agenda, whether he sees it that way or not. As much as I hate to admit this, I'm probably going to have to vote for someone I cannot stomach if for no other reason but to try to put the brakes on the moral decay. I'm not too happy about that but it is what it is and I just hope the nominee isn't Gingrich or I will really be ill. He's hardly my idea of a bastion of morality but at least he'll put a halt to all of this.
You're right. Canada has become just as bad. Maybe worse. I share your distaste of Gingrich. I'm not sure I can vote for him either. Luckily I don't think it will be him.
She was good, and I can't help thinking she might be a wee bit Catholic herself. Other woman was blatant liberal. I think she and even Chris Matthews were arguing in a way that shows the political stupidity since the moral stupidity doesn't persuade, and also the trumping on the first Amendment rights, and Thomas Beckett line by Chris Matthews was good. I hope Dolan makes a commercial about what he was told and assured and what actually happened, but he probably won't.
I too am not surprised--and then this morning, the man has the gall to say, at the National Prayer Breakfast (you know, the one he wouldn't go to before) stuff about freedom to live by one's faith under the constitution, yada yada (there was so much steam coming out of my ears I can't give you an exact quote) the NERVE of this guy! Right on the heels of the conscience protection whammy! ARRGH.I agree Joyce, I'll vote for the nominee. Whoever. I have a different least favorite, but the same feeling.
Joyce, thanks for sharing! The WP columnist actually gets it! Amazing! I too am in the vote for anybody BUT camp.If Obama is re-elected, I shudder to think about the far-left agenda which will be unleashed upon our country...knowing what he has done in his first term. He will be unbridled in the second term, with no reason to hold anything back. God help us!
EveryoneI'm sorry I haven't been responding personally to every comment, but please know that I appreciate every one of them and especially the dear people who post them here. Each of us has an opportunity and an obligation to help turn the tide of immorality. I don't know what this president's problem is but he is confirming every fear people had of him(I don't get into the birther/he's a Muslim nonsense, I'm talking about the erosion of morality and the further threat to life).Each of us who has a blog can do our part to reach out to others, especially the Catholics who may not be at the same point in their journey as we are. In a way, the HHS mandate may have been a good thing right before the election because maybe now people will think twice about what their candidate stands for and whether or not his agenda is compatible with our Catholic faith.We can also gently discuss these issues with others. I highly recommend buying a copy of the book unPlanned and lending/giving it to anyone who may be on the fence about Planned Parenthood and abortion.You never know how strongly a gently-planted seed may one day grow.God bless you Manny, Colleen, Kelly and Patricia and thank you for your support.Joyce
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