Catholics, Cash, Corruption, and Collapse
By Christopher Manion
November 9, 2016
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All this is so well known that I can turn only to one dimension that is escaped wider notice.
Catholics, Cash, And Corruption
That dimension is the unique role that the Catholic Church in America has played in fulfilling Obama’s destructive dream.
Perhaps unwittingly, certainly witlessly, America’s Catholic bishops have paved the way for this destruction.
Long ago, Obama’s first grant for “community organizing” came from the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago. Ever since the Catholic bishops of the United States have cheered on this strategy of infiltration and inundation. They embraced the welfare state of FDR and LBJ and gave it their invaluable and coveted imprimatur. In return, they were rewarded with untold billions of taxpayer funding for their nonprofits, what had once been truly independent Catholic charities, schools, and hospitals.
In fact, these once-honorable institutions have become just another gaggle of NGO’s – non-government organizations competing for federal money.
And they earn every penny, in subservience and silence.
Confronted with a secular culture of corruption and collapse, both financial and moral, our bishops chose not to combat it with the hard truths of the Gospel. Instead, they chose to endow it with what was once the priceless seal of approval of the Church. As leading bishops now admit, they were repeatedly silent about the moral issues they were consecrated to protect. Meanwhile, the political factions whose agenda targeted those moral principles kept the bishops silent with their filthy lucre.
“What?? All of them??” you ask. Well, no: there were, and are some noble exceptions. But their opposition, if they could manage it at all, didn’t amount to a hill of beans.
Like us, they were ignored.
So Obama has succeeded in his campaign to eviscerate our liberty. But that victory could not have come to pass without the acquiescence, and often the support, of America’s Catholic Bishops. Witness the pirouetting Joe Biden and Tim Kaine, pro-abortion “Catholic” ornaments on the corrupt and rotting Democrat tree, who flaunt their faux faith in the face of a stunning silence on the part of Catholic prelates.
Well, haven’t Catholics noticed this? Yes, many have, usually in small doses. And they have acted. Thirty million Americans now call themselves “ex-Catholics.” They constitute the second-largest religious denomination in America. Millions of them left out of disgust, to be sure. But millions more left because they had been disdained and abandoned.
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[This is the first of a series on the role of the Catholic Church in the decline and fall of the Republic].
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This has been a point I have made in the past. The “King” (i.e., the Gooferment) has bribed the Church and overlooked the pedophila which has “neutered” the Church leadership.
“Ex-Catholics” are the “second-largest religious denomination in America”!
So the “Secular Progressives” have destroyed the Catholic and Christian Churches. And as such have destroyed the American Republic.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams
So sad our downfall.
I think it began with the “free public schools” competing with Catholic Schools. And it all was lost form there.
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