Posted by Christopher Johnson | Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Liberal Catholic heads to explode in 3, 2, 1…

Thomas McKenna: “So a Catholic employer, really getting down to it, he does not, or she does not provide this because that way they would be, in a sense, cooperating with the sin…the sin of contraception or the sin of providing a contraceptive that would abort a child, is this correct?”

Cardinal Burke: “This is correct. It is not only a matter of what we call “material cooperation” in the sense that the employer by giving this insurance benefit is materially providing for the contraception but it is also “formal cooperation” because he is knowingly and deliberately doing this, making this available to people. There is no way to justify it. It is simply wrong.”

6 Comments to LIVE GRENADE

April 10, 2012

The Catholic teaching is very clear. Priests who have failed to teach it over recent decades are to blame for many Catholics’ not understanding what the teaching is.

If the Supreme Court throws out the entire ACA it will rescue the Catholic medical care and charity operations from extinction. Let us pray.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
April 10, 2012

St. Louis doesn’t warrant its own cardinal anymore but it has been home to some of the College’s movers & shakers.

April 11, 2012

There is great rejoicing in heaven that after a long hiatus, at long last the Catholic hierarchy of the USA are standing up TOGETHER for Catholic teaching which they were collectively appointed to do. If this leads to persecution for their principled stand it places them on the path to imitate Christ himself, as well as the great heroes of the Church.

April 11, 2012

RT @ WTF — very true; St. Louis style American Catholicism has been quite different from both the Boston-NYC-Philadelphia model and the Chicago church. For so many “Midwestern Catholicism” means only Chicago. Their loss…

Now, as for the Mandate, you’d think folks would start to adjust to the fact that the nation’s Catholic bishops drink their whiskey straight up and are more than willing to bet at the big table (i.e., stick to their Faith and not waver). Oh delusions….

Daniel Muller
April 11, 2012

My first stop in St. Louis, when I go there for the first time, will be the Cathedral Basilica. I hope hope hope that someone will be playing the organ. And meeting Archbishop Carlson would definitely be a plus.

On the other hand, St. Louis is apparently home to something called “Faith Aloud.” So there seem to be some B-flats, as Jorge Ibargüengoitia would say, as well.

April 11, 2012

Imagine the heads exploding if Pope Benedict names His Eminence as the next Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. From what I’ve read, it’s not that farfetched a possibility.

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