Saturday, June 19, 2004

Catholics in Political Life (Statement from the USCCB)

Not really a line in the sand, but it should be more difficult for the likes of Sen Kerry and Gov Pataki to stake out a path of separating their faith from their political views. If only a good reporter would ask the right questions about this, their hypocrisy would be unveiled and and flimsy arguments exposed.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is from the New Catholic Times, May 13, 2003. I'm still on the fence, but with the leader of the Church thinking it, I think I have to vote for the other guy. I don't want a vote for Bush to be held against me on Judgement Day:

POPE FEARS BUSH IS ANTICHRIST, JOURNALIST CONTENDS - CHURCH JOURNALIST WAYNE MADSDEN - BRIEF ARTICLE

WASHINGTON DC -- According to freelance journalist Wayne Madsden, "George W Bush's blood lust, his repeated commitment to Christian beliefs and his constant references to 'evil doers,' in the eyes of many devout Catholic leaders, bear all the hallmarks of the one warned about in the Book of Revelations--the anti-Christ."

Madsen, a Washington-based writer and columnist, who often writes for Counterpunch, says that people close to the pope claim that amid these concerns, the pontiff wishes he was younger and in better health to confront the possibility that Bush may represent the person prophesized in Revelations. John Paul II has always believed the world was on the precipice of the final confrontation between Good and Evil as foretold in the New Testament.

Before he became pope, Karol Cardinal Wojtyla said, "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."

The pope worked tirelessly to convince leaders of nations on the UN Security Council to oppose Bush's war resolution on Iraq. Vatican sources claim they had not seen the pope more animated and determined since he fell ill to Parkinson's Disease. In the end, the pope did convince the leaders of Mexico, Chile, Cameroon and Guinea to oppose the U.S. resolution.

Madsen contends that "Bush is a dangerous right-wing ideologue who couples his political fanaticism with a neo-Christian blood cult."

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3:23 PM  
Blogger David said...

There is nothing to substantiate such garbage as this article. To believe this and ignore countless other sources and stories which descibe the the Holy Father as supportive of President Bush's efforts against the culture of death is crazy.

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is written by a credible journalist, and though it's just speculation, behind every shred of speculation is some truth. I don't want to be caught dancing with the Beast on Judgement Day. I think Bush might be using this Pro-Life stuff to entice Christians into prostrating themselves to the Enemy.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyways, the Bible says the Devil will always keep one foot in the Church. That Bush has met with the Pope could be an example of this.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also don't see how he is not supportive of the culture of death. He may be pro-life but he's also pro-death penalty and he doesn't seem to mind blowing up innocent civilians in other countries. The funds the administration is holding from UN organizations might one day cause people to actually starve to death. Just more proof that he could be a spawn of the Beast.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Metsfan41 said...

Maybe Anonymous is the Anti-Christ? Please prove you are or are not the Anti-Christ.

4:04 PM  

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