It’s Getting Harder to Be a Catholic

2020 June 8
by bc3b

Ronald Reagan once said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me.”

Today with Francis as pope and the bishops becoming more political and moving left, tens of millions of US Catholics feel the same way.

With the exception of a handful of faithful bishops, Catholics no longer speak out on abortion or homosexuality, but they speak out loudly on social justice issues and become increasingly dependent of the US government for funding through migrant settlements, etc.

The latest reason many Catholics are outraged by their hierarchy takes place today as Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory is ordering priests and religious in his Archdiocese to assemble for a march on the White House.

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – In a bald-faced violation of their individual civil rights as American citizens, Washington, D.C.’s Abp. Wilton Gregory is ordering his clergy to dress in cassocks (or at least blacks) and protest President Trump at 11 a.m. Monday morning at Lafayette Park, and then march to the White House at noon.

It’s being billed as a pro-life, anti-racism rally, but at least one email from the archdiocese to clergy being circulated (see below) explicitly calls it a “protest”:

Let us gather to rededicate ourselves to the defense of all life and recommit ourselves to pray for end to racism.

We will assemble at Lafayette Park beginning from 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8. At exactly noon, we will begin with prayer and move in prayer toward the White House. 

Things you may need: 

Clergy and Religious, please wear cassock, habit or black clericals

Do not forget to grab a bottle of water and a hat/cap.

You are welcome to bring appropriate signs/posters.

Remember that social distancing may be difficult, so do not forget your mask.

The best way to travel to the park is by using Metro and getting off at the McPherson Square Station. If you drive, please note that parking is limited in some areas of downtown Washington at this time.

Inside sources tell Church Militant that Gregory is angry at the local D.C. Knights of Columbus who had invited President Trump to the John Paul II National Shrine, an invitation reportedly extended weeks earlier.

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According to those close to the unfolding events, Gregory is trying to orchestrate a media event whereby national news outlets will report that the “Catholic Church in America does not believe Trump is fit for office” and is using his own clergy to paint that picture.

Last week Gregory publicly criticized a visit by President Trump and the First Lady to the Shrine to St. John Paul II in conjunction with signing Executive Orders ensuring greater religious freedom.

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Hat Tip: churchmilitant.com

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta. CNA file photo.

Archbishop Gregory

19 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 June 8 6:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  2. 2020 June 8 6:04 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Defund the Church!

  3. 2020 June 8 6:07 am
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    justrand permalink

  4. 2020 June 8 6:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    And cops wonder why they might get defunded? — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZsHxTNps-I — Don’t act stupid, even if you do wear a badge.

  5. 2020 June 8 6:29 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Every possible gun being wheeled out to attack Trump.
    And of course to smear his supporters.

  6. 2020 June 8 6:41 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    Defund the Church!

    If the Church is going to be a political entity, it’s time to tax it.

  7. 2020 June 8 6:41 am
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    justrand permalink

    I probably won’t get it posted until later today or early tomorrow but I’ve got a piece being written in my head on the topic of “White Privelege”. It’ll be good to get it out of my head.

  8. 2020 June 8 6:56 am
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Been extremely sick the past 8 weeks with multiple issues but bc reached out to me so I wanted to post a on this thread.

    Most Catholic Priests in West Michigan stay out of political fights. I have 3 close friends that are priests and we are friends on facebook. One does not get involved in politics.

    Happily, the other two are very conservative and I am surprised at their posts on facebook. Very anti Whitmer and did not want things closed down for the Covid 19. One called her a liar on facebook over her husbands boat launch and her explanation. I am surprised they are allowed to post the Pro-Trump articles by the bishop.
    One is pastor of St. Mary’s (oldest parish in Muskegon-1856). He had the church physically opened everyday through pandemic. He posted how to reach him personally for emergencies for Last Rites if needed through pandemic. Confession times everyday of the week. This past week he started doing Masses that started at 9 AM Sunday and with his associate he had 6 straight Masses 50 minutes apart so everyone could attend with out going over 100 people at a Mass (plus 2 Saturday Evening) He has Mass scheduled everyday even though the Bishop here said to open June 29th.

    Most Bishops are into the open borders and Social Justice issues and that means they are all Liberals and could care less about anything else. I don’t even hear them talking about abortion anymore. They hate Trump and while they put away big bucks while be a Bishop they want everyone else to get paid equally even if they are lazy and refuse to work.

    The Catholic Church is a mess. Pope John Paul II fought communism in Poland. The Pope now wants to return to communism.

  9. 2020 June 8 6:57 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    MIC, praying for healing.

  10. 2020 June 8 7:02 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    If our policing is so racist and ineffective how come crime went down?
    Click for the chart.
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/378656/

    (If you’ve never heard of the Fox Butterfield Effect: https://www.cato.org/blog/fox-butterfield-effect-laffer-curve)

  11. 2020 June 8 7:19 am
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    bc3b permalink

    MIC –

    Hopefully you are getting better. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    There is no way a faithful priest (or Catholic for that matter) could support Whitmer. She represents the very worst in the Democratic Party. She’s as bad as Pelosi.

  12. 2020 June 8 7:45 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    MI,

    Prayers you on the mend.

  13. 2020 June 8 7:46 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Sen. Cruz comedy routine — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3JWKgjmRno — Too bad it is all recent history.

  14. 2020 June 8 8:45 am
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    Eph permalink

    13 DR

    Cruz/Desantis in 2024

    Next in line for GOP…

  15. 2020 June 8 8:54 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    If SCOTUS won’t, Congress will? — https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/democrats-unveil-sweeping-police-reform-bill — modify qualified immunity.

    I’ll take it for what it is as I have been saying for years the LEO should not have immunity but the same provisions, licensing, insurance, treatment as any other professional. More so in fact. The trick is, will this be a clean bill or another one of those Christmas tree efforts the Dims are famous for?

  16. 2020 June 8 9:46 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Calling 911 after the changes.

    https://youtu.be/2-V2arHXwq8

  17. 2020 June 8 10:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    That will go viral.

  18. 2020 June 8 10:49 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    17, yes I think so 🙂
    Only about 90 secs. Such a perfect “customer service” annoying voice truly an inspired choice for the role.
    “Sir, we are not going to be able to help you until you tell us the ‘alleged’ criminals’ race, sexual orientation, their age, if they are on drugs, if they are armed and if so, with what weapons …”

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