Friday, January 8, 2016

US Bishops support Obama's Gun Control measures

Didn't see that one coming.  The Bishops and the Democrats tend to agree with each other more often than not.  There is a reason most Catholics are to the Left, and the Democrats and their agendas would have had no success in our country but for the support of the American Catholic Church.


  1. I think you live in the wrong part of the country. There are a lot fewer liberal Catholics in the South. The biggest problem with the church in America was that there for to long attempt to fit in. To say to everyone hey, we are harmless, to be accepted. This has been a big mistake. One of the ideas about being Christian and especially a Catholic Christian is to be a people set apart. Another problem the American Church has is that they don't understand the negative formulation of rights set up in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The basic idea being that the person has certain rights and the government shall not interfere with them. Most of Europe and a good bit of the world a persons rights are guaranteed by the government (aka the French model). The Church is more comfortable with the French model and so the gun grab makes sense to them.

  2. True, my part is decidedly to the Left of center. One of the problems I've had as a former Protestant clergy is that many who tend to the Left see little big deal in what we did at best, sometimes preferring that we stayed where we were at worst. But on the other hand, in the years I've been Catholic, I can't remember when the US Bishops didn't mostly support Liberal Democrats almost across the board. Apart from some issues with which they disagree, in terms of policy, they will set those disagreements aside to help the Liberal and Democratic agendas along. And that, of course, seems to follow along with the majority of American Catholics who identify as left of center.


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