Catholics represent about 25% of the U.S. population and are a formidable voting block, if it were not that they vote the same as the general population. In 2008, for example, 54% of Catholics voted for Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion, far left politician in U.S. history. Obama was then and is now a fervent defender of abortion rights at any stage and even after a failed abortion, he voted to deny life to a baby that had survived abortion when he was in the Illinois house. He is for gay marriage and has waged a war with the Catholic Church on religious freedom in his HHS mandate that Catholic institutions must provide for contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs to their employees, even though this goes against church teaching. Obama promised Cardinal Dolan of New York that he would do whatever it takes to protect religious freedom in a face to face meeting. Click here to hear Cardinal Dolan discuss this meeting.
Abortion and marriage are two huge church teachings, but Catholics choose to ignore their church. The dictionary defines apostasy as: the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief. It can be stated categorically that such catholics are apostates, yet they attend church and receive communion as if they were in line with the church. The church herself turns a blind eye to such people; it’s sort of “don’t ask don’t tell” situation. The church herself is infested with such people in its own ranks. For example, a large group of nuns have been recently censured for not following church teaching as it relates to abortion, marriage, women as priests and an interpretation of the scriptures that is more in line with Marxism than with the church, such as the followers of Liberation Theology. Catholic universities such as Notre Dame and Georgetown openly entertain dissent from church doctrine as if it were the right thing to do. Just recently, Georgetown trotted out a student, Sandra Fluke, to support the Obama Administration’s denial of religious freedom in the HHS Mandate. A few weeks later they hosted a speech by Kathleen Sibelius who is the author of the HHS mandate against religious freedom. Notre Dame university hosted President Obama after his election despite his hostility to church teaching on marriage and the dignity of life.
Catholics have had the power to shape our political and moral landscape and have opted out. Prior to 1973 many Democrats, including the Kennedys were pro-life, as was most of the Democratic Party. What happened? In a Wall Street Journal article of January 1, 2009, Anne Hendershott explains: “But that all changed in the early ’70s, when Democratic politicians first figured out that the powerful abortion lobby could fill their campaign coffers (and attract new liberal voters). They were presented with the same test as Adam and Eve but chose to align with the devil instead. Hendershott explains how the Kennedys changed: “In some cases, church leaders actually started providing “cover” for Catholic pro-choice politicians who wanted to vote in favor of abortion rights. At a meeting at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Mass., on a hot summer day in 1964, the Kennedy family and its advisers and allies were coached by leading theologians and Catholic college professors on how to accept and promote abortion with a “clear conscience.” One of the participants, Father Giles Milhaven later recalled the Hyannisport meeting during a 1984 breakfast briefing of Catholics for a Free Choice: “The theologians worked for a day and a half among ourselves at nearby hotel. In the evening we answered questions from the Kennedys and the Shrivers. Though the theologians disagreed on many a point, they all concurred on certain basics…. and that was that a Catholic politician could in good conscience vote in favor of abortion.” Among the Catholic luminaries who advised on this were Rev. Joseph Fuchs, a Catholic moral theologian; the Rev. Robert Drinan and Charles Curran.
Because of this the U.S. Liberal Catholics have chosen to follow the serpent rather than God. I may be wrong, but I don’t think so. Liberal Catholics have sold the church down the river of death. Since 1973 over 55 million babies have been killed by abortion.