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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Media To Crucify Pope & Catholicism

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Liberal Catholics, marginal Catholics, cafeteria Catholics and the like, will be shocked to learn that in spite of all their compromises with secular culture, and their endeavor to "blend in" with the rest of society, the world still hates them. Not only that, but the world still hates the Catholic Church and Catholicism in general. No matter how may compromises they may, it will never be enough, at least not until the final compromise it made - total apostasy.

You see the message of modern secularism to Catholics is one of total apostasy. "The only good Catholic is a bad Catholic" - so the popular media says. Only those Catholics who are ashamed of Catholic teaching, refuse to obey the Church, and espouse moral relativism are considered the little darlings of the mainstream media. Any Catholic who would dare to adhere to Catholic teaching, obey the Church, and stand by the church's morals are labeled as "dangerous" and "religious zealots." The message of the secular world is simply this. "You can't be a practicing Catholic and loved by the media." Not even the pope himself is exempt from this rule....
(Catholic Culture) - Upset by the prospect that Father Roy Bourgeois risks excommunication if he does not repudiate his participation in a woman’s ordination, the editors of the Los Angeles Times on Sunday criticized Catholic teaching on women’s ordination. The editorial also took issue with Cardinal Roger Mahony’s recent reminder to parishes that laypeople are not permitted to preach the homily at Mass....

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(Reuters) - Gay rights groups and newspaper editorials on Tuesday condemned the Vatican for its decision to oppose a proposed U.N. resolution calling on governments worldwide to de-criminalise homosexuality.

The row erupted after the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations told a French Catholic news agency the Holy See would oppose the resolution, which France is due to propose later this month on behalf of the 27-member European Union.

Archbishop Celestino Migliore said the Vatican opposed the resolution because it would "add new categories of those protected from discrimination" and could lead to reverse discrimination against traditional heterosexual marriage.

"If adopted, they would create new and implacable discriminations," Migliore said. "For example, states which do not recognise same-sex unions as 'matrimony' will be pilloried and made an object of pressure," Migliore said...

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(Time) - Those nicknames from the past — God's Rottweiler, the Panzercardinal — don't seem to stick anymore. After acquiring a reputation as an aggressive, doctrine-enforcing Cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI has surprised many with his gentle manner and his writings on Christian love. But with the Christmas season upon us, there is growing proof that the 82-year-old Pope is also quite willing to play the part of Scrooge to defend his often rigid view of Church doctrine.

Benedict's envoy to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, has announced that the Vatican will oppose a proposed U.N. declaration calling for an end to discrimination against homosexuals. At first blush, no one should be surprised to find the Catholic Church hierarchy butting heads with gay rights activists. But this particular French-sponsored proposal, which has the backing of all 27 European Union countries, calls for an end to the practice of criminalizing and punishing people for their sexual orientation....

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