Archbishop Charles Chaput released this video in October on the politics of abortion.
Chaput mentions “martyrs through the centuries” in discussing the current attacks on the Catholic Church.

Catholic leaders have promised a 100 percent chance civil disobedience if Obama pursues the HHS mandate.
Catholic.org reported:

Martin Luther King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” (April 16, 1963) is one of our nation’s elegant testimonies to the political implications of our Declaration of Independence:

“One may want to ask: ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’ The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.’”

Indeed, there may be more theological letters written from the confines of jail cells in the near future, as the Catholic bishops quickly approach the end of a one-year deadline given to them by the Obama administration to obey the HHS mandate or face the consequences. Not a single bishop has signaled any other intention than to embrace the consequences with the joy of serving Christ.

Was Archbishop Chaput predicting the future in the interview when he concluded, “This has been the story of the martyrs through the centuries”? We know it has crossed his mind: At Chester Springs, he said, but only half-jokingly, “I don’t want to go to jail.”

If the election affirms the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, there is a 100 percent chance that there will be civil disobedience in the Catholic Church, led by its bishops. Whether jail will follow is anyone’s guess.

 

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  1. This is too good not to post!

    OT

    ‘Homeland’ Star Says Obama Watches Show While Pretending to Work

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/11/12/homeland-star-obama-pretends-work

    JUST ABOUT SAYS IT ALL WHY AMERICA IS IN BIG TROUBLE. A LEADER WHO IS AWOL.

  2. Some leaders in the Catholic Church and especially the priests are truly hypocrites, I have proof.

  3. Oh no. You had ever chacne to say: “just this once vote GOP. Just this once vote for Romeny”.But oh no. Your Bps and Cards just rattled sabres and clinked chalices and did nothing. That is because RCs vote democrat. Always demo. so 77% went for Obama.
    Your bed, lay in it.
    No civil disobedience…not.gonna.happen. But you wil lbe ok. Because there will be some buffer that HHS or Obama will create.

  4. Yes, and where were all these faithful Catholics on Nov 6?

  5. If the election affirms the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, there is a 100 percent chance that there will be civil disobedience in the Catholic Church, led by its bishops.

    I’m curious, what do they mean by in the Catholic Church?

    Does that mean that parishioners who voted for Obie will be excommunicated and fights will break out among them and the clergy?

  6. You can’t trust any of the numbers this past election for who voted for who. I’m glad these Catholic Bishops are planning on standing up to Obama, the muslim usurper. This will show exactly who and what Obama is – a muslim who hates Christians…..like any good muslim. I don’t care who stands up to Obama, just as long as someone does it.

  7. so agree with Kate #19 it will be all other denominations stepping up for the Catholics. I don’t think the Catholic Church is serious anyway. Any church that would cover its icons when obama speaks like they did at Notre Dame really isn’t a serious church.

  8. That is because RCs vote democrat.

    Not this parishioner.

    I have never, ever, voted for a Democrat. They’re all a bunch of sleazy, dishonest, Politburo members-in-waiting.

  9. I’ve noticed that Catholics who are committed to the faith have an active prayer life beyond the rosary. They pray the Liturgy of the Hours [which is steeped in Old Testament contemplation], take part in Bible study, and participate in the life of their parish beyond the Mass. These Catholics are the least hostile to Church teaching and to the State of Israel.

    The other “kind” of Catholics are “cultural-identity” Catholics. They go through the motions week after week. Catechesis is something that’s done before First Communion and Confirmation. After that, whatever. The closest they come to personal prayer is when they want something from G-d. Bible study for them is what they hear at Mass. These Catholics are easily swayed by emotions, Leftism disguised as Christian “social justice,” and disobedient priests and bishops. Cultural identity comes before Christ for these Catholics.

    Archbishop Chaput and his brother bishops have bigger problems than the Chicago Je$u$.

  10. I’m sorry but as a Catholic, we are extremely discouraged by the leadership in the Catholic church. . .they can’t have it both ways. . .they have been very supportive of “universal healthcare”–http://old.usccb.org/healthcare/HC-Letter-to-Congress-012610.pdf

    . . .and once the Stupak amendment was added, the Bishops were on board–http://hotair.com/archives/2009/11/07/catholic-bishops-endorse-pelosi-plan-with-stupak-amendment/

    QUESTION TO THE BISHOPS: Did you read the bill before you endorsed it–doubt it and now you are crying foul and expect all of us to stand with you. . .why didn’t you stand with all of us when we overwhelmingly said NO to this HC monstrosity??? We are not sheeple who blindly follow what you tell us to support. . .and you let us down by not doing your homework and finding out what was truly in the bill before they passed it!

    Going forward, our weekly collection envelopes are going in the shredder! You didn’t support us; we aren’t going to support you!

  11. I’m a regular reader of this blog, and have to say I’m shocked at the ignorance (and, in some instances, outright bigotry) expressed in these comments.

    First of all, for the information of these commenters, throughout the summer and fall American Catholic Bishops repeatedly and publicly urged Catholics to vote against all candidates who are pro-abortion and anti-religious freedom. Archbishop Charles Chaput went even further, identifying pro-abortion and anti-religious-freedom candidates (including Obama) by NAME. (See, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_J._Chaput.) Moreover, this effort worked at least with respect to church-going Catholics, in that this group, which voted for Obama in 2008, went for Romney in 2012.

    Secondly, Kenneth Oscar “Put the pedophile protector in jail” Kjer is an ignoramous. Archbishop Chaput is an extremely honorable man who has never protected an abusive priest. Indeed, he was brought to Philadelphia PRECISELY to clean up the Philadelphia Archdiocese, which had been involved in a priest-protection scandal under prior leadership.

    Finally, Edward “the bigot” Treadway, what an Australian sex scandal investigation has to do with American Catholics’ voting records is exactly NOTHING. The only reason for you to bring up such a subject here is to flaunt your anti-Catholic bigotry. Well, congratulations, you’ve flaunted it. Now you look like a jerk.

  12. #27 November 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Rhonda commented:

    so agree with Kate #19 it will be all other denominations stepping up for the Catholics. I don’t think the Catholic Church is serious anyway. Any church that would cover its icons when obama speaks like they did at Notre Dame really isn’t a serious church.

    That was actually at Georgetown in DC (covered all religious icons/plaques, etc in Gaston Hall). . .an excellent academic school but extremely liberal (not to mention, they have a very liberal lay person as their president, Dr. DeGioia). Don’t be fooled by the fact that Gtown rejected Sandra Fluke’s attempts to get Gtown to change its birth control coverage policy and yet allowed the University’s Public Policy Institute to sponsor her for a speaking engagement at the school–Gtown tries to have it both ways IMO!

  13. What morons.
    Considering the number of Catholics that voted for Obama, they don’t have very many people to work with for civil disobedience.
    Hahahaha, all those years of progressive teaching in the church and now the chickens are coming home to roost.

  14. #29 November 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “Not this parishioner.”

    Excellent news, Blacque Jacques! Neither does this parishioner.

  15. But, but the enlightened ones tell us to evolve out thinking on abortion and freedom, in order to win elections? What’s one to do? Oh ok, I know what i have to do.

  16. Archbishop Charles Chaput and what army is going to conduct this Civil Disobedience?

    Too many Catholics did this country a disservice and voted in the Obama Clause.



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