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Sunday, August 02, 2009

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Dan Deeny

Excellent article. Fr. Pacwa writes and speaks from experience. Perhaps he can use his skills to convert Ms. Kennedy! We often speak of a ministry to the poor. Perhaps Fr. Pacwa can begin a ministry to the privileged?

Marguerite

Please send this article to the American Thinker website; it's excellent and will reach a wide range of readers.

Brian

"The proposed health care bill in the House of Representatives will require the elderly to consult with their doctors every five years about alternatives to long term care. "

That sounds scary!

Our leaders need our prayers...

Ken Hallenius

This is a very insightful and well-written commentary. I am certainly going to share this with my friends on Facebook and Twitter.

The part about "consultation every five years" for the elderly is getting quite a bit of attention lately, and I already see the left (and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, who wrote the legislation) making an end-run to deny that it means suicide. But, given who wrote it and how vague the language is, we need to keep pushing against it.

Make sure you contact your legislators especially in these next two weeks, while they are home on congressional break! If they get back to the vacuum of Washington without hearing from you, then anti-life strongmen like Henry Waxman will get their paws on the weaker members and ram through life-destroying legislation.

Make your voice heard!

Subvet

"...We Catholics will do well to stand shoulder to shoulder with our pope and bishops as we move forward in history to promote life and love..."

Sounds great but too many of our bishops and supposedly "Catholic" organizations (e.g. Catholic Charities) are so eager for passage of a health care bill that their protests on the provisions for abortion and euthanasia are significantly muted. Am I the only one with that impression?

David Charkowsky

The Townsend article had me befuddled and mystified. It makes a lot more sense in the light Fr. Pacwa sheds upon it.

Madrid

Many poorly-catechized 'Cultural Catholics' are so easily charmed by popular opinion on current moral issues, mouthed by gain-saying politicians.

Their vision is utterly earthbound. They do not see the Cross, with all its beauty, offering to free them from their moral decadence, perversity, and ever-approaching doom. They do not see the loving, caring, and suffering God-Man, Our Lord Jesus Christ. They do not want to hear that He willingly, and out infinite love for them, took on their sins so that they might live with Him forever. They do not want to see Him, nor experience a conversion of heart. They prefer to live in their sin, and seek others who will justify their sinfulness.

(Well over sixty percent of Americans live in adultery -- they will vote for those who do not 'point-the-finger' at their sin -- and help perpetuate the 'Herod Syndrome'.)

We must pray for their conversion, but more importantly, pray for our shepherds that they have the courage to continue to preach, in good times and bad, the Good News of Jesus Christ. They deserve our prayers simply out of gratitude for Who they bring to us - Jesus Christ!

Thank you, Fr. Mitch, for your priesthood!

Richard P, Morales

Great article by Father Mitch. He always makes sense out of people who spout nonsense. With all the attacks on our Catholic beliefs I still can't believe that Obama won the majority of the Catholic vote. In my opinion any senior and Catholic who doesn't feel threatened by Obama's policies on healthcare isn't listening. I have been jokingly saying for years, "the generation that is aborting today will be the one that euthanizes us tomorrow". It looks like tomorrow may have come.

Mike Rapkoch

As always, with the simple, straight up clarity of his thought, and his prayerful love of Christ and His Church Father proves that among the central methods of "cost containment" planned as part of healthcare "reform" is to kill off as many infants, as many of the pld and "worthless," and as many of the infirm or disabled as possible. Obama and company are still motivated by the thoroughly discredited theories of Thomas Malthus and, far more chilling, the will to power philosophy of Fredrick Nietzsche and company. As Father shows, the heart of reform is the power to shrink demand by killing the costliest consumers (none dare call them persons). This is really just one manifestation of the true philosophy at work--nihilism. And in the minds of Obamaists since nature abhors a void, and nihilism (nothingness) is a void, what with God being dead, the Obanaists will happily rush in to exercise the essential power over life and death. And since they cannot create life, the arguments of atheistic biologism proving nothing to the contrary, the power will be exercised by forcing death upon persons--personhood being a reality only for those in power. The message must get out, and in a clarity matching Father Pacwa's. The "People" have handed over power to killers who must be neutralized by public resistance before the murderous dreams of Obama and his henchman becomes a fait accompli.

God Be With Us...our time of trial has come. Let us pray and work to uphold the mighty shield of the Cross before which Obamaism is render powerless.

Mike Rapkoch

John

I wonder how much longer it will be before most of us are kneeling with a gun at the back of our heads?

God bless you Father, may God's grace and the love of His flock give you great strength and courage!

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Louise Brogna

God bless you, dear Father Mitch. I read your above article(regarding the organizational method of Alinsky). I say, "keep aware and keep sharp, and keep close to Our Lord and Blessed Mother. Onward to Glory"!

Jack

Excellent article. Rose Kennedy is surely not pleased with the traitorous conduct of her grandchildren toward the Church.

William Jerome

A great, great comment-all Catholics should view it!
Thanks again, Fr Mitch

Brian

I seriously doubt that Father Pacwa intended to cast aspersions on every single solitary community organizer. I must warn you to not do so on this board.

Jack

Will you turn us into Obama?

Snookums

Thank you Father Mitch.

American Catholics need to pay attention befpre it is too late.

Joe M.

Could someone please explain the spelling of Mr. Alinsky's first name? Some of contrary opinion are discrediting the contents of this article based upon the use of 'Sol' rather than "Saul'.

Leticia Velasquez

Brian,I don't see anyone mocking community organization in general. I believe that the community organization Fr Pacwa did was noble and necessary, God bless him for trying. I tried to work with gangs as a bilingual Spanish teacher and quit after receiving death threats.
Fr Pacwa merely intended to enlighten us about Ms Kennedy Townsend's use of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals to divide Catholics from our God-given leadership.
Find Rules for radicals here: http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/8925/alinsky.htm

LJ

From the Wikipedia article on Alinsky;

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky)

"Rules for Radicals" begins with an unusual tribute: "From all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer."

Yes, but we know how that whole kingdom ends, don't we? If Lucifer was the first successful community organizer, I suppose we could call that a ringing endorsement for an exercise in futility.

Is this the ultimate practice of relativism? Change for the sake of change, revolution for the sake of revolution?

Contrary to Townsend's thinking, the revolution that Jesus Christ started was based on absolutes from the absolute source of absolutes, and fulfilled the revolution of Revelation that began with Abraham.
Our revolution is ongoing whereas Alinsky is a johnny-come-lately. We are the radicals, and our "rules for radicals" can be found in the Catechism, the Scriptures and the lives of the saints. If you want to see how radical we are just strike up a conversation with almost anyone about Catholic sexual moral teaching.

Where we fail is in not being radical enough. As Christians we are called to give up everything, right to our very being, to our Lord and Master. What could be more radical than that?

JLS

Sounds as if Kathleen Kennedy Townsend would do well in an asylum where she could argue with others there over which of them is the real Jesus.

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