War on the Catholic Church

Keith Riler
We know contraception's cheap and plentiful availability makes President Obama's HHS policy a falsely premised desperate political attempt to upset women and gain voters.  This strategy hopes to create disunity in the Catholic faith community.

The sowing of such discord is a manipulative, inappropriate and awful use of the office of the President of the United States.  It is uncharitable to all Catholics because we believe that the Church is the body of Christ.  No one of any political leaning should try to tear away pieces of Christ's body for political gain.

The symbolism of the president's implicit attack has not been lost on those who hate Christianity and God. In a chilling move, the Freedom from Religion Foundation has placed an ad in the Washington Post that encourages Catholics to leave the Church.  It includes the following:

It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church.

You're better than your church, so why stay?  Why put up with an institution that discriminates against half of humanity?  Why send your children to parochial schools to be indoctrinated into the next generation of obedient donors and voters?  Can't you see how misplaced your loyalty is after two decades of sex scandals involving preying priests, church complicity, collusion and coverup going all the way to the top?  Apparently, you're like the battered woman who, after being beaten down every Sunday, feels she has no place else to go.

         Please Exit en Mass.

Kulturkampf (2012) has arrived and Kristallnacht is not far behind.  With the President unwaveringly committed to his abortion/contraception agenda and now having dropped all pretense of being a friend to traditional marriage, no civility need be accorded Catholics.  Expect more attacks by the administration and its proxies, attacks that would have been unheard of in the America we knew only a short time ago.

Admittedly, the Freedom from Religion Foundation ad has all the heft of a grammar school playground taunt, but this is just the beginning, and as Pope Pius XI said, "Let us thank God that he makes us live among the present problems.  It is no longer permitted to anyone to be mediocre." 

Catholics, and for that matter Christians of all denominations, now is the time.  Channel your favorite saint, or Bonhoeffer, and confess your faith visibly in the face of mounting oppression.  Jump in the fast lane to the city of God and choose the Kingdom that lasts. 

We know contraception's cheap and plentiful availability makes President Obama's HHS policy a falsely premised desperate political attempt to upset women and gain voters.  This strategy hopes to create disunity in the Catholic faith community.

The sowing of such discord is a manipulative, inappropriate and awful use of the office of the President of the United States.  It is uncharitable to all Catholics because we believe that the Church is the body of Christ.  No one of any political leaning should try to tear away pieces of Christ's body for political gain.

The symbolism of the president's implicit attack has not been lost on those who hate Christianity and God. In a chilling move, the Freedom from Religion Foundation has placed an ad in the Washington Post that encourages Catholics to leave the Church.  It includes the following:

It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church.

You're better than your church, so why stay?  Why put up with an institution that discriminates against half of humanity?  Why send your children to parochial schools to be indoctrinated into the next generation of obedient donors and voters?  Can't you see how misplaced your loyalty is after two decades of sex scandals involving preying priests, church complicity, collusion and coverup going all the way to the top?  Apparently, you're like the battered woman who, after being beaten down every Sunday, feels she has no place else to go.

         Please Exit en Mass.

Kulturkampf (2012) has arrived and Kristallnacht is not far behind.  With the President unwaveringly committed to his abortion/contraception agenda and now having dropped all pretense of being a friend to traditional marriage, no civility need be accorded Catholics.  Expect more attacks by the administration and its proxies, attacks that would have been unheard of in the America we knew only a short time ago.

Admittedly, the Freedom from Religion Foundation ad has all the heft of a grammar school playground taunt, but this is just the beginning, and as Pope Pius XI said, "Let us thank God that he makes us live among the present problems.  It is no longer permitted to anyone to be mediocre." 

Catholics, and for that matter Christians of all denominations, now is the time.  Channel your favorite saint, or Bonhoeffer, and confess your faith visibly in the face of mounting oppression.  Jump in the fast lane to the city of God and choose the Kingdom that lasts.