|Sixty-nine bishops and four abstainers
don't care much about these little feet!
What have they accomplished so far? Well, they voted to uphold the sanctity of life as the pre-eminent issue of the U.S. bishops.
Goodness... What a radical idea!
Sixty-nine voted against it and four abstained!
Really?...ONE THIRD of the bishops present voted no or abstained! How silly to make defending life the first order of business for Christians when the planet is so endangered by all those little carbon footprints!
There's apparently no record of the vote by name, but Bishop Robert McElroy and Cardinal Blase Cupich both spoke against the measure, leading the charge in fact, so one can presume they were among the nays. McElroy scolded his brothers saying, "It is not Catholic teaching that abortion is the pre-eminent issue that we face as the world in Catholic social teaching." Of course, not -- the pope has made it clear that the pre-eminent issues are global warming, sustainable development, cooperating with the U.N., recognizing that God wills all religions, and welcoming the stranger who is invading your country. (Did I miss anything?)
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, architect of the "seamless garment" approach to social justice issues, would be proud. He was zealous, not to protect Christ's little ones, but to protect liberal politicians and especially to provide cover for pro-abortion politicians like Ted Kennedy who has gone to his eternal
Protecting the most vulnerable humans is so passé! After all, protecting "Mother Earth" from all those little "dark-complexioned" babies in the Third World (targeted by friends of Francis in the Rockefeller, Ford, and Gates Foundations) and from all the red-necks and rigid Christians in the First World has equal if not greater importance, don't you agree? You have to look at all the other social justice issues not just abortion. And besides, how many unwanted babies have you adopted?
As Matt Abbott stated, "The 'ghost' of Bernardin continues to haunt the Church. Heck, it may even 'possess' the present pontiff."
|Thanks to the 69 bishops who carry on my legacy! Give my best to Ted McCarrick!
With their $25 million annual budget, the USCCB does plenty of damage to the Church. Many high level employees at the bishops' bureaucracy are dyed-in-the wool Democrats. They raise millions of dollars for grants to pro-abortion organizations via the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The USCCB bureaucracy, like Catholic Relief Services, fills many high level staff positions with Democrats who contribute to pro-abortion politicians and initiatives.
Because they are wolves in sheep's clothing! One of the bests things that could happen is to close down the USCCB, sell the building on 4th street in D.C., and give the money back to the diocesan bishops who are the ones with the real authority from the Holy Spirit. The USCCB has NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER!
What else did the bishops do? They elected current vice president Jose Gomez as president (the usual outcome) and Allen Vigneron as the new vice president.
While the bishops carried on their meeting indoors, a small contingent of faithful Catholics from the Catholic Media Coalition and Defend Life conducted rosary processions outside on Tuesday and Wednesday praying that the bishops would finally take Our Lady of America and enshrine her at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as she requests. The rosary was led on Tuesday by Bishop Mark Brennan from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and on Wednesday by Bishop Joseph Coffee, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese for the military. Thank you, Your Excellencies, and thank you to the stalwarts who braved the cold to honor Our Lady.