I contend that Fr. Beck left the Church a long time ago, but he hangs around in a collar spewing to any liberal he can get to listen the gospel of the new Church of Nice. This is not just a made up term. It is very real and a necessary institution to get all (in their dreams) Catholics on board with total indifferentism toward any and all religions including “none of the above,” if that's what you prefer. No real shepherd would say the things he does.
Beck received attention this past week with his outrageous comments on national news about the boys from Covington Catholic High School. Rush Limbaugh, a non-Catholic, was the only one I know who has so far called him out. It’s been CRICKETS from the bishops, who acted very differently toward Fr. Mark Goring, yanking him faster than you can blink off the internet.
This is what Fr. Beck had to say:
“The students acted inappropriately. I was raised at a time when we were taught respect your elders. With regard the hats, the hats that they were wearing — the so-called MAGA hats or “Make America Great Again” hats — come with a certain political agenda that, in my opinion, can be seen as anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, ’cause abortion is not the only pro-life issue. What about immigration and the migrants? What about capital punishment? What about the environment and climate change? And so by wearing that hat, it’s saying that you’re aligning yourself with a political agenda. The students had no right to be wearing that hat. Wear a school hat.”
Where to start? Sigh………….
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To begin with, the kids did act appropriately. They were at the place they were told to be and at the time they were expected to be there. The choice of location was not their own. They were obedient and did as they were instructed. The kids were chaperoned and they did nothing without the permission of their adult advisors.
Yes, and regard to “the hats,” Father, they ARE political, but you couldn’t be more wrong in your assessment that they are “anti-Catholic, anti-Christian. It is the duty of all lay Catholics to use their voices in the public arena to insure the government of society reflects the teaching of the Church to the greatest extent possible. ONE candidate in the 2016 election did that and it was NOT Hillary Clinton.
Whatever that means. Maybe we had to elect her
to find out.
As for your “[be]’cause abortion is not the only pro-life issue,” you may be right. We want the protection of those declared brain dead by doctors salivating to harvest their organs. We want the elderly in fragile stages of life honored and cared for until their natural death. However, your concept that immigration is a life issue is poppycock. As for the death penalty, the long standing confidence of the Church in secular rulers to manage the existence of the worst of the worst criminals needs no explanation. To suggest otherwise, Francis or anyone else, has not accepted the fact that some behavior is “non-negotiable.” If ANYTHING you do can find even the slimmest level of acceptance the list of what goes in that category is given an opportunity to grow and fester like a deadly bacteria and society loses its last hope for protection against what is truly evil in its midst.
That you would suggest that “climate change” which has in fact occurred since the world began has ANYTHING to do with life is laughable. It tells me you care more about “mother earth” than you do the unborn. You care more about “sustaining” natural resources that you know no more about than I know about the dark side of the moon. Since when are you an expert in what lies beneath the surface of the earth? Many real experts believe the supply of all we need is endless. I don’t need your booga boo scare tactics to teach me how I should live. I refuse to get into that rail car with the expectation of being carried to a “better life.”
As for what is and isn’t the “right” of those school kids, who are you to say what any American has the RIGHT to do? Perhaps you would have been happy if they had been wearing one that said “Hope and Change” and all that liberal leftist slogan brings to mind. Hope of a borderless world? Hope of an America that holds no strength greater than the worst dictatorships in the world? Hope that history will never be taught to our children? Hope that sexual disorder and debauchery will become the norm? And change that destroys the capitalist spirit in this country that has improved the lives of millions?You, Fr. Beck, are not the hat police, nor are you a true spokesman for the Church. You are a wolf in sheep’s clothing.