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The problem of unions February 18, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, sickness, Society.
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I don’t have a TV anymore, so I’m not always right on top of everything at the same speed many folks are, but I maintain that through the internet I get a comprehensive awareness of what’s going on – perhaps just delayed by a day or so.  So I was late on this Wisconsin union disaster.  This is exactly like Europe, folks, and this is exactly the constituency Obama wants to build, and was the driving force behind the “stimulus” – get a coaltion together of 20 million or so unionized, militant, selfish, ignorant (of fiscal reality) government employees, add on as many various “takers” from society as possible, sprinkle the top with well to do white leftists (largely produced by and often sustained by universities), and force an ever shrinking productive class to pay an ever more horrendous tax burden under a European social welfare model.  Just as Europe is finding that the model it has followed for the last 60 years is not only unsustainable, it has lead to financial collapse or near-collapse, these boneheads in the Administration NOW want to pursue this course for the USA.  THIS IS WHY ELECTIONS MATTER!  Don’t ever sit out and say the Repubnikans are as bad as the Dems – they’re not, they may stink, but they’re better than the alternative, which is Salvador Allende and permanent misery for the USA and the world.  I haven’t got any time to write, but socialism is evil, it is rejected by the Church, these ‘unions’ are not trying to improve conditions for poor down trodden coal miners, these are white collar workers with cushy jobs requiring minimal talent or effort that are impossible to get fired from and with wages and benefits exceeding that of many of the hardest working private sector people there are.  This is a slow motion revolution, this is intimidation, this is evil and will HURT the Church tremendously in the long run.  For all those priests and bishops sympathetic to the Left, see where this leads – look at France, look at Belgium, look at Spain – do you want the Church in the US to collapse like that?  It will, under socialism, because socialism, the “benefits” become the God, and as the Left entrenches itself more and mroe into society, the Faith will be crowded out more and more and more. 

Socialism is misery.  It is generational theft.  It is tied to almost every major evil in the world, and is often the cause of those evils.   These thugs in Wisconsin are a glimpse of the future.  Look at Greece – they’re beyond broke, and yet the public sector unions there would not countenance even a small reduction in their ridiculous benefits, and reacted violently.  This is not demoncracy, this is socialism in action – intimidation, threats of violence, the rejection of the will of the people plainly expressed electorally, all to achieve their end. 

We are called to hate no one, but oh how the Left tries me.  Their false god is the most dangerous, most insidious of our times.  This is one of the most pressing moral issues of our times.  This hijacking of the will of the people must be opposed, strenuously. 

Remember, 40% of these union members protesting our teachers.  The vast majority of Wisconsin’s teacher’s have ‘called in sick’ in order to insure their compensation is unaffected at all by the nation-wide financial crisis. Go to the link and see what passes for highly informed teachers these days.  No wonder so many opt for home schooling.  Less education going on in schools that indoctrination?

Aussie priests plan boycott of new translation of liturgy February 18, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, foolishness, General Catholic, sadness, scandals, silliness, Society.
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I expect this in Britain and Australia – will it happen in the US?  I wonder if Fr. Ruff is angling to head such a ‘movement’ on these shores:

Some Catholic priests in Australia are threatening that they will refuse to accept the new English translation of the Mass when it goes into effect later this year.

The recalcitrant priests, unhappy with the approach taken in the new translation, which adheres more closely to the original Latin, say that they will continue to use the current English translation even after the new Roman Missal becomes normative.

One such priests, Father John Crothers, explained that he saw the new translation as a betrayal of the promise of Vatican II. “I’ve no problems with changing things – it’s part of my philosophy that you’ve got to change and grow and develop,” he said. “It’s the fact that this is going backwards instead of going forwards.” Thus Father Crothers set himself up as the authoritative interpreter not only of liturgical teachings of Vatican II, but also of what constitutes “backwards” and “forwards” movement.

It’s always nice to put yourself in the place of God.  Very comforting.  Hmmmm…..how often do I do that here?  I pray not much, but…….

Leading Army priest-chaplain plans to help Army accept gay lifestyle February 18, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, foolishness, General Catholic, scandals, sickness, Society.
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He’s from Albany, that’s about all one has to say:

The deputy chief of chaplains of the United States Army told fellow army chaplains on February 17 that “the upcoming end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ which will allow openly gay and lesbian individuals to enlist and for soldiers who have hidden their preferences to come out, if they want, means Army chaplains will have a major part in preparing the service to accept the lifestyles of some,” according to an Arizona newspaper’s summary of his remarks.

Father Donald Rutherford, a priest of the Diocese of Albany who holds the rank of brigadier general, reportedly added that “you don’t have to agree with them, you will respect them and help them.”

In 2003, Father Rutherford signed a petition calling for optional celibacy for priests.

Will Fr. Rutherford also “accept the lifestyle,” including leading an un-chaste life, or will he coucil chastity for any Catholic soldiers with same sex attraction?  Aren’t all Catholics called to live chaste lives?