Obama doubles down against the Vatican – Updated

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It appears that the Obama Administration has decided to double down in their attack on the Catholic Church. The State Department has put the church onto its money laundering concern list, which means the federal government can now monitor their cash flow.

“Now’s the time when we’re going to see whether the Vatican is really truly going to stand,” Glenn said, “I will tell you this Pope is going to stand. How long this Pope stands, I don’t know.”

Last month Glenn took a trip to the Vatican to meet with many of the church’s top officials. He went for many reasons, one of which was that history was being made there. “You are witnessing history,” Glenn recalled telling his children.

There is an internal conflict inside of the Catholic Church right now, one that goes beyond Obamacare and global politics. Glenn described it as “a spiritual battle, and a battle that this Pope has been on a track to fight. I will tell you that I didn’t know how I felt about this Pope or anything else until I was in Rome and I spoke to some of the counselors and to some of the people there. They really, truly get it.”

It’s rare that Glenn finds a leader of a country or any large organization that really “gets it,” but after speaking with many of the Catholic officials that is what Glenn was led to believe. The Pope has also been appointing a lot of strong traditionally conservative Cardinals—packing the Catholic Church with those who will stand for their values if he were to step down.

This Pope has also been issuing a lot of letters to the church’s leaders in America, calling for the priests and bishops to stand up against the attacks on their faith. One example is a recent letter telling these leaders to stand up against the attack on traditional marriage in the church—a message that is supposed to be delivered this coming weekend.

“The Pope knows that there is a split in the Catholic Church, and he is trying to fight against it from the inside,” Glenn said when explaining that most likely many American Catholic Churches will not deliver this message to their congregants.

Social justice, an issue Glenn has harped on since long before the attack on Catholics, is one major cause of the divide inside of the church. Progressives and progressive organizations have been inside the Catholic Church for a long time. Soros organizations and his money have had a lot of influence in the church, some of the same organizations that have gone after Glenn in the past few years.

The most recent move by the Obama Administration, using the State Department to monitor money that goes through the Vatican is being portrayed as “help.” Glenn described the move as the State Department sarcastically saying, “we want to be sure that nobody is laundering money through the Vatican. We’re just going to put all of these new regulations up so that you can do business cleanly.”

Glenn does not believe that this Pope will acquiesce to the White House. “Obama’s thrown the gauntlet down,” Glenn said. “He’s doubled down. He first said you will acquiesce. And the Pope said we will not submit. We will not comply. He took a stand, and if the American people don’t stand with the Catholics and the Catholics don’t stand with the Pope, it isn’t gonna last long.”

Glenn went on to explain that they always start with one group, but it never stays with one group. The Catholics are under attack now, but if they can get an organization that large to give up their freedoms how long before they try to do the same to other religious organizations?

“Call your parish. Call your Catholic friends. Tell them. You stand to help them. Tell them you will stand with them. If we don’t hang together, we will certainly hang separately, to quote Benjamin Franklin,” Glenn concluded.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Here at home the war we are now in is of the matter of freedom and governence by, of and for the people over those who seek to impose the will of an ‘enlightened elite’ dictatorship upon all of us. We fight for the freedom of our nation and to avoid becoming slaves or serfs.

    This is also a battle for the faith of mankind, do we seek a future in which the government decides for us what we are to worship, who we are to worship and dominate every aspect of this choice or to have the freedom to answer to God calling unto each of us, and not to be dominated at the end of a gun.

    Right now one part I have to disagree with Glenn on is this, he says we are now in the start of the ‘shove’ phase of – nudge, shove, shoot. I say we are well into that phase and close to the start of where compliance will be determied at the point of a gun. We still have a small window of time for the nation to be turned around, and years of effort to undo all the damage the progressives have been allowed to inflict.

    Right now the lines are drawn, and the challenge to the Catholic church being set for the first conquest of the forces of darkness. Many will fall or lose their faith in this battle, long before it comes to an end, yet in the end it will be won by the light.

    What we must do is to ensure that when the fight is won, the darkness is pursued until it is finished off; lest another foothold is gained by it in our victory of truth against the dark.

    Understand this much clearly – dynamic forces of heaven are at work, the battle is being waged by God and the Heavenly Host on our side, so long as we keep the faith and do our part under his guidance and in the firm reliance upon Him by faith.

    We will win in the end.

    I stand as the watchman on the walls, crying while raising my sword of truth to fight the ones scaling the walls. If God requires me to go into the night ahead of the nation, then I can say unto him I did my best.

    God be with all of you.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ CIAisNowPresidentClick4Proof

    Osama Obama Biden (Bi)n La(den)
    One coincidence? Two coincidences?
    The odds of the president’s and vice president’s last names combined having the same 9 consecutive letters as the name of the most wanted terrorist is over 5 trillion to 1.

    With the media in on the last election, it’s why Sarah Palin was added to the McCain ticket. They had no intention of winning. Why do you think Republicans gained so many seats in the last midterm? Sarah and McCain were part of a coup. Obama was turned after he won the election to take down those who make up the “organized community” that he spoke about. The link in my name exposes the biggest cover up in history.
     

  • General Kota

    Would you just shut the hell up? No thinking person in their right mind thinks Castro is Sarah Palin in drag you moron.

  • General Kota

    See the left hate Christians and will do anything to shut us up the only people hated more in this world besides us are the Jews. Why is that? We did nothing to the left and this is what they do but Muslims radicals can get away with murder in the name of Allah and not get called out for it for what it is but we pray over are meals in public we get hounded like murders.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ CIAisNowPresidentClick4Proof

    That almost makes sense. Return to the looney bin now.

  • Anonymous

    Do your research GB fans: On the “Countries of Primary Concern” List are none other than; Japan, the UK, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, and of course for those fans of the Sopranos, and the Godfather movies, the United States. In April 2011, the Vatican joined an international committee, The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) as an active observer, along with Israel. So the Vatican is joining the international community to prevent money laundering.

    According to the Vatican, the Vatican welcomes the addition to the “Jurisdictions of Concern” list.

    From statements issued by a Vatican spokesman:

    “Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi noted Friday that all the world’s major economies — the US, Japan and even Italy — are identified as countries of “primary concern” for money laundering. That more serious designation is because of the sheer size of their economies.

    Lombardi said it wasn’t surprising that the Vatican was placed on the list of jurisdictions “of concern” since it joined a European evaluation process in 2011 to try to conform to international anti-money laundering standards.

    In early July, the Vatican is expected to learn whether it has complied with a host of recommendations to fight terror financing and money laundering.

    The Vatican passed legislation in 2010 making money laundering a crime and fine-tuned the law earlier this year. It also ratified three major U.N. conventions.

    The moves are all part of the Holy See efforts to get on the “white list” of countries that share financial information and shed its long-held reputation as a secretive offshore tax haven whose bank has been embroiled in scandals over the years.

    The Vatican Bank, founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII, has been in the spotlight since September 2010 when Italian investigators froze 23 million Euros in funds in Italian banks after opening an investigation into possible money-laundering.
    The bank said it did nothing wrong and was just transferring funds between its own accounts. The money was released in June 2011 but the investigation is continuing.”

    Excerpted from the Merco Press Montevideo, Uruguay.

    If you are willing to read Glenn Beck’s cited references I suggest reading the State Department report.
     
    http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/184329.pdf

    Glenn Beck is pathetic–insinuating that this is politically motivated to punish the Catholic Church and its stand on contraception as applied to the Obama care rules?. Of course, Glenn forgets to mention that the State Department report has been in the works all year, is based on  experience within the international banking community, poses no risk to the Vatican, and as stated above, is consistent with what the Vatican is doing.

    His article suggests that he has some inside line to the Pope, and his trip to Rome was “historic”. Yes the devout Morman that he is, now has an inside line to the Vatican. Then he proclaims ot have some sort of understanding of those Catholics who chose to make the work of Jesus, tending to the poor and less fortunate, as a bunch of progressives. The American Catholic Church has numerous problems–blasting as”progressives” those members who try to do good deeds is out of line.
    For the record, in my opinion,the Obama administration rules on contraception discussed previously are offensive to all faiths and are violative of the Constitution. If properly challenged, will be found to be so by a Federal Appeals Court. The State Department list has nothing to do with this controversy.

  • Anonymous

    Malachi Martin, former Jesuit advisor to Vatican II, said it all in his writings. The Church was infiltrated by the spirit of the devil.  The American Church is sitting on a monstrous split. Dolan seems to stand on one side of the divide and Wuerl on the other. Read what Malachi wrote about Wuerl and for that matter Bernardin and Mahoney.  We aren’t talking Edgar Bergen and Mortimer Snerd here. 

  • Anonymous

    “Progressives” in the Catholic Church have a definite agenda which includes women priests and with it ultra sensitivity to the needs of women which includes abortion.  Obama has channelled into that dissatisfaction and appointed many liberal Catholic women of the ilk of Sebelius and Solis to cause confusion in the Church.  There is a very strong gay subnetwork that Dolan is trying like crazy to avoid confronting.  However, it would appear that the recent controversy in the D.C. diocese shows that Wuerl has been working quietly behind the scenes to undo all of the good being done by Dolan.  Wuerl is the link between the progressive Catholic wing and the White House.  Here in St. Louis, now Cardinal Burke paid the price of confronting this progressive wing and was “run out of town”. 

  • Anonymous

    I believe that you have it backwards.  Since the USMC wants to be “kinder and gentler”, then Sarah is Fidel in drag. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthiaa.stewart Cynthia A Stewart

     I think Barack  Obama should be ashakmed of himnself!

  • General Kota

    WOW WHAT A SUCKER!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucille-Kersmarki-Petillo/100001216885030 Lucille Kersmarki-Petillo

    Bravo, Glenn. Without you, no one would know the truth. May the Lord bless you for letting people know what is really happening in the world of deceit that we live in. It is unfortunate, but I believe Obama would stoop to any level to guarantee his election and deprive us of our right to pick anyone but him. A Traitor in Chief who should be impeached for ignoring the Constitution. How does he get away with this?? Why aren’t there any candidates calling him out for what he has done to this country by closing NASA, our Navy ships are like they were at the end of World War I, what a disgrace and disgust. He is a Muslim destroying the USA from within. I am ashamed of what he has done to the great country. We have sunk to low levels of morality, dishonesty and lack of accountability and respect. Only God can save us now.

  • Bill Tilghman

    General, too many trips to the kool aid for this one. You can kind of tell in his screen name he is a moon bat.

  • Anonymous

    and the Catholic Church has been against government funded abortions for how long?  Much longer than a year

    they were quite vocal during the Obamacare debates and we were all assured no government money would go to abortions or “reproductive rights”

    I gave up thinking the courts would handle anything when the supremes let campaign finance reform stand    (and now we have super-pacs)

  • Anonymous

    President Obama is an evil man.  I wonder when he had the horns removed?

  • http://twitter.com/SaraJo914 Sara McGee

    Just out of curiousity… How does Obama expect to enforce watching where the money goes if the Vatican is not on US soil and our laws have no governing over the Vatican? Does this mean he’s also going to arbitrarily decide to keep an eye on how the Church of England spends their money?

  • Anonymous

    Funny that we can’t watch the muslims in NYC. They are the ones that should be looked at. But they go after Christians again. Is this something that a christian president would do? Ask yourself, does this make you feel more secure about his faith? He wants everyone to think he is a Christian and now he is doing this. He has no business with the Vatican. 
    The next pope (112th) pope will be the antipope. His name will be Peter of Rome. He is the one who will work with the antichrist to put forth the one world government.This pope represents peace. His name has the origin of the olive tree. (which means peace) St. Malachy had visions of each pope. He has been accurate with every pope.

    Look up St. Malachy’s prophecies. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580215506 Shirley Noel

    It’s all coming to a one world order, that’s why he has that authority. Watch the signs around the world.

  • Anonymous

    HE IS DOING HIS BEST- RACISTS

  • Anonymous

    Why else would he be so interested in the Vatican? We have so many pressing issues here in the US that need help. The only reason he is interested in the Vatican is because he knows the next pope will help with the one world order which will be the one world religion. That pope will reign in his supporters by doing miracles and telling christians to believe in him. You are right to watch for signs.

  • mdkrause

    Glen said on thing that got my attention and that was there will be one winner. And I’m very proud to say that it won’t be Soros or Obama.  They may have a few temporary wins but over all they lose.  I’m not a Catholic but we do worship the same God. 
    I say next the churches will lose their tax exemptions.  

  • Anonymous

    Exactly how is anyone being a racist? No one mentioned his race. Why is it when the truth comes out, people are always called racist with this president. Isn’t there any substance to argue about rather than using the race card. That is cheap.

  • Anonymous

    Glen, you are way off base…the Pope does not “set” the agenda, as you say.  He is infallible in matters of faith and morals only. He is the visible head, and Christ is the invisible head. Please be careful how you speak.

  • Anonymous

    Next they will burn all of our bibles.

    Listen to Glenn. He is trying to warn us.

  • SoThere

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    This guy has to be a Democrat. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha No one else is delusional enough. LMAO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514352713 Janice Scarlett Priest

    Catholic here!   We are standing strong with our Holy Father.

  • http://www.facebook.com/David.Gilpin David Gilpin

    LoL… what a joke. I’m not Catholic, but I hope the Pope tells “them” to pack sand and tend to their own business…. 
    Were this administration interested in criminal behavior, they would audit the FED.

  • Anonymous

    Prelude to taxation.  Nothing more.  The Church holds property in almost every town in the US.  The feral government can’t wait to start collecting taxes on it.  It will be interesting to see if the Muslim Brotherhood gets taxed as well.  (I bet it does)

  • Anonymous

    He is doing his best. His best is to destroy the family, religion, and our patriotism.

    How many cards are in thr RACECARD deck?  

  • Anonymous

    Actualy,The Pope does not live in Rome. He lives in and leads the state of Vatican City.It is the world’s smallest country at 109 acres.Dispite it’s size,Vatican City is a soverign nation.

  • Anonymous

    The Blessed Mother says we need to pray consistently and it will give her the ability to fight this evil. She told the Marian Movement of Priests to tell us to pray together; a rosary in one hand and love in our hearts. You can go their web site and read her warnings to us.

  • General Kota

    Really and here I was thinking it was anti-freeze silly me.

  • General Kota

    I think he is a paid blogger for Obama to make us look crazy.

  • SoThere

    No, he’s a fruitcake who belongs in the nuthouse or on the Alternut.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Stickney/100002012849138 Joe Stickney

    knows no limits  need a mussolini moment

  • http://www.facebook.com/nestacal Nesta Callahan

    What a dumb comment!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nestacal Nesta Callahan

    Dear Glenn,  I am so very happy to hear you tell the truth. 

  • Anonymous

    this is a time for us to hold fast to our catholic faith that we are blessed to have!  A wonderful gift from our Lord. Everyone in our Church (the Church that was established by Jesus-). hold fast to our  the true teachings of our Catholic Church. Embrace the Sacrements of the Church.

    The Pope holds the keys to heaven that have been passed down to him from our first Pope the disciple Peter. Rejoice and KNOW that Jesus established our Church (the Catholic Church) on the Rock(Peter) and the gates of hell WILL NOT prevail against Her. Christ is the Bridegroom and we(the Catholic Church) are His bride. Pray to Our Lady and she will help and guide us. I hope everyone who reads this will go to confesssion soon AND often. Pope John Paul II went at least once a week!  Knowing this how often do you think we(each of us in His Church) should go and ask our Lord for forgiveness? Please let your pride go and go to confession! Our Preist act in Persona Christi( in the person of Christ). Please go to confession and receive the Most Holy Eucharist as soon and as often as you can.

  • Anonymous

    This is making my stomach hurt.  The narcissism of this campaigner in chief is galling.  He wants money anywhere he can get it because he has systematically ruined our finances.  Where does he stick his swinging tail in his specially made Hart-Marx suits?  Hilary is a low-life political hack.
    We are all Catholics, Jews,Christians, Mormons. We are ONE.  WE ARE AMERICAN, not him.  
    November 6th the devil will get his due.

  • Anonymous

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou o prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. Just look at the content of the Blessed Mother’s latest message–the emphasis for CONVERSIONS!
    March 02, 2012 Message to Mirjana ”Dear children; Through the immeasurable love of God I am coming among you and I am persistently calling you into the arms of my Son. With a motherly heart I am imploring you, my children, but I am also repeatedly warning you, that concern for those who have not come to know my Son be in the first place for you. Do not permit that by looking at you and your life, they are not overcome by a desire to come to know Him. Pray to the Holy Spirit for my Son to be impressed within you. Pray that you can be apostles of the divine light in this time of darkness and hopelessness. This is a time of your trial. With a rosary in hand and love in the heart set out with me. I am leading you towards Easter in my Son. Pray for those whom my Son has chosen that they can always live through Him and in Him – the High Priest. Thank you.” 

  • Anonymous

    He will not be an antipope…He will suffer much and be a source of consolation for the laity.  Read about Fatima. Russia must be consecrated and has NOT yet been.  Pope JP II consecrated the WORLD but not specifically Russia in conjunction with the Bishops throughout the world. That was the request to Sr. Lucia. The even bigger threat than Islam is Communism because NO religion is tolerated in a communist society. There is NO God in a communist society.  That is the ULTIMATE anti-christ. Islam will just pave the way for the atheists(satan) to abolish all religions.  

  • Bill Tilghman

    LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53KU7RFW3WM2FFYIPAAXQW552U njsackman

    this dope obama won’t investigate the black panthers but wants to investigate a peaceful organization???WAKE UP AMERICA…KING obama MUST GO!

  • Anonymous

    I have already written my bishop encouraging him to tell his priests to SPEAK UP! As secularism grows, so does our desire to hear the truth!  

    The time for cafeteria catholics is OVER!!!!!

    Just as the Jews are the big brother example to all nations of what happens when you fall away from God, the Catholic church is the example for the all christians. The Church is always persecuted first!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53KU7RFW3WM2FFYIPAAXQW552U njsackman

    Mussolini was interested in Juliano of Sicily…he wanted him killed because he was more powerful then Mussolini with the peasants of Sicily…& he did!!! HISTORY needs to be used to rid this anti American obama!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You know what?  I just don’t see “Breaking News” cutting in saying we’re now living under a dictatorship.  That Glenn has been arrested for being an enemy of the state, that anyone who’s posted something negative will be harrassed, and that all McDonald’s will be shut down.  This administration is insanity & in reality, no one is at the wheel.  As has always proven true for this country (for the most part), the right person(s) will come along.

    Some people just won’t be happy until they go down in history, no matter how insane they need to be, to go down in history.  What I DO sense is the end of this movie being completely unpredictable & too crazy, to be a movie.  Hang on to your seats!

  • Anonymous

    There is huge battle within The Catholic Church and outside The Catholic Church.  There have been many little skirmishes, big battles, lots of noise and “good intentions”.  Pay attention but make no mistake: The war, ultimately, is for souls.

    The outside world is putting enormous pressure on the people of The Catholic Church and other churches to conform to the secular world, to be welcoming, permitting, non-judgmental, etc.  These words and phrases are all “codespeak” for “I want to do whatever I want to do, regardless of what “your church”, “your bible”, “your god” teaches and make them in my image.  Anyone who doesn’t agree and comply is part of a bigoted, hating, judgmental, phobic, misogynistic cult, created by goat-herders who believe in fairy tales and that all of them should be taxed into oblivion”.

    Once the churches’ people begin to conform to the people, so as to be “relevant” and “modern” one is giving up ground to The Liar.  We wonder why there are abuses in the people’s Church.  Pope Paul VI wrote of “the smoke of Satan” in a famous homily — no doubt he was speaking of The Liar finding its way into sanctuaries because of the relentless toiling of the secular world.

    What many people do not realize or even think about is that The Liar knows this.  The Liar knows he is enslaving people in the names of “progressive”, “forward-thinking”, “free-thinking” both outside and inside people’s churches.  Those deceived people are none of those things.

    What the Liar does not want one to think is that: The Church (as formed by Christ) is without defect, cannot be corrupted, cannot be deceived and will never, ever fail.  Stand fast in our resolve and be vigilant.

    Matt: 16:18 — “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this
    rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not
    prevail against it.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581834054 Ginny Auldridge

    the Catholic church has ALWAYS been under attack.
    the U.S. governemnt has been ruining our Catholic schools since they told us; you have to hire teachers from the general public, not just Catholics.
    You have to accept vouchers for tuition and accept all children not just Catholics…….
    so we have teachers that are not Catholic, and some that actually intend to ruin our children’s faith, and our Nuns are being put away like useless relics……… pun intended, we do honor relics.

    Catholic schools are crashing and burning, and I am personally doing everything I can to get the government out of our schools. NOW they want our hospitals and our religios men and women to be affraid to stand up………. they are in for a big surprise.  Never slap a sleeping tiger.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck with that State Dept.!   You should be well aware that Vatican City is an independent

    sovereign state—the world’s smallest nation.  Is it because of their size that you think they can

    be pushed around?   Or you just object to the religion?    Is there proof of money laundering or

    are you merely fishing?    Do you intend to go after other small countries as well, so you won’t

    appear to be biased?   Which ones?  San Marino?  Liechtenstein?  Guess you would never

    ask to ”look at the books” in Mexico, would you?   And heaven forbid that you would ever ask

    a Middle East country to show you they are not laundering money!

  • Anonymous

    tony, you failed to mention one of the key words the secular world likes to use–it is

    inclusive.  One hears that a lot.

     

  • Anonymous

    glenn is a lying sack of s***!!!
    he is over blowing another issue and adding his own “facts” to a story that again, will go no where…
    glenn beck is a racist and simply hates the President due to his skin color and the fact he can’t use him to make money…
    All of glenn’s racism, Anti-Semitic comments and sexism haven’t gotten him anywhere except fired and relocated…
    Keep it up little glenn…your cult will always be there for you!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Masta-Pay/100003375934483 Masta Pay

    What the heck is the President doing?  Please stand down, Mr. Obama, with your war with religion, esp. your war with the Catholic Church.  Repeal the HHS Mandate!

  • SoThere

    Flagged

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you that the Obama Administration was disingenuous on this issue with respect to enlisting Catholic support for Obamacare. I think they will pay for that lack of honesty in November. Should this specific issue get to the Supremes, I am guessing  that Justice Kennedy will join Justices Scalia-Roberts- Alito – Thomas  to reject the rules. The Obamacare challenges being considered by the Court this term, in my opinion, are too close to call right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnewnam1 Joanne Newnam

    John Paul II and Benedict have been fighting liberation theology since the 1980′s within the Catholic Church.  Many priests mostly from academia are out of control and teaching ideas that are in complete opposition to Christ and the Church.  These ideas include pro-choice, infanticide and euthanasia but also includes arguments for so called social justice/liberation theology which could more appropriately be defined as Marxism.  All these concepts have been condemned by the CC.  The split has been more keenly felt even among the people in the pews since the election of Obama.  Some Catholics mistakenly voted for Obama not understanding what was at stake (our freedom) and trusting in those aforementioned priests. Really these Catholics (Catholics used to be some of the most educated persons in the world) had little understanding of what Marxism is and had little knowledge of the CC’s fight against Communism. In fact these Catholics had little knowledge of its church’s fight against Communism since it reared its ugly head around 1917.  Actually communism is precisely what Fatima was all about.  We used to say a prayer at every Mass to save the world from Marxism/communism/socialism.  The priest who is the President of Notre Dame finally had a rude awakening with Obama’s decision to trash the Constitutional right of freedom of religion and conscience.  Why hasn’t the left questioned Obama’s very evident knocking down that Jeffersonian wall of separation that they love to quote?  I guess they hope no one will notice.
    Much thanks should be given to the Sycamore Group which formed itself from Notre Dame graduates that intelligently kept the issue alive and has stepped in to be a force the university has to deal with and to help it reclaim its Catholic identity. 

    Cardinal Dolan’s letters were read at many local parishes.  I’m within the Philadelphia archdiocese and Cardinal Caput is one of those new conservative cardinals just appointed. However, I was in Fremont CA for the readings and I came away with some hope that even Californian Catholics would be giving a second thought to Obama.  The parish I attended Mass is mostly Mexican-American but philippino, black, Vietnamese, Asian, Indian(the country) and european by heritage too. It has a visiting priest from Costa Rica and this wonderful and holy man had a fit about what Obama has done to religious freedom right from the pulpit.  Read those letters in English and in Spanish. He was direct about Obama’s attack on the Church.  Now I want everyone to understand–priests have every right under the Constitution to say from the pulpit whatever they wish BECAUSE THEY ARE VOTING CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.  BLACK PREACHERS DO IT ALL THE TIME. 

    Attacks on the CC by socialist, communists and every division of Marxism is nothing new. They did it in Russia, they did it in Cuba and Spain. They do it in Venezuela and China. They do it in Canada, in most of South America. Look at the difference between Obama and the CC and Reagan and the CC.  Reagan and John Paul II brought down the Iron Curtain.  Obama is trying to reestablish it. Obama does not truly believe in Christ.  He doesn’t know Him. In everything he says it is evident.  Obama is islamic by sentiment and memory of his father only. He was not schooled in Christ which is evident at how he stumbles over Christian teachings when he tries to quote the bible for political purposes.  He is a fake and followers of Marx who ‘sought out my Marxist professors’ are atheists. You can not be a follower of Christ and a follower of Marx. They are two historical persons with diametrically opposite philosophical views of mankind.  

  • Anonymous

    As a former Catholic, although I still follow devleopments within the Church very closely, I am not qualified to opine on the current power struggles within the Church. From the outside, I hope the struggles reach a resolution and that ultimately people of faith can stand together. I think Glenn Beck, also a former Catholic is probably not qualified to condemn Catholics who espouse any form of Christianity that he does not share. The Catholic Church i was raised in supported the poor and disadvantaged in the US and around the world; if that was a progressive mentality so be it; I thought it was in honor of Christ’s life and sacrifice.  

  • Anonymous

     Yep.  I missed that one.  Diverse, accepting are some others.

  • Anonymous

    You may be right.

  • Anonymous

    What a load of crap.

  • Anonymous

    The Catholics and Jews would be OK if they would just put propellers on their beanies.

  • Anonymous

    Or you may be crazy.

  • Anonymous

    or pork in their omelets?

  • Anonymous

    Every single mosgue.

  • Anonymous

    If that happens then every single useless org. better lose theirs.

  • Anonymous

    If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
    Ronald Reagan

  • Anonymous

    As a Muslim, you have much to fear in a communist country.  Beware my friend.

  • Anonymous

    All of this has been prophised by Our Lady.  We are in it for souls and the Holy Spirit will not let us down.

  • Anonymous

    You are nothing but a name-caller.    It is obvious that you have no idea who Glenn Beck is and what he is about.  Your ignorance is displayed for all to see.  You should be ashamed.

  • Anonymous

    Tony, the Church will accept anyone willing to accept its teachings, willing to repent and live a good life and willing to submit to the Truth.
    The Church is universal.  It is made of of all nationalities.  Her doors are always open.  No other church is as universal as the Catholic Church.

  • Anonymous

    That’s what they called Columbus when he said the world wasn’t flat. Thank you for the compliment.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, The Catholic Church is The Church created by Christ.  To be clear, those “codewords” that are being described have been misused by media and Church opponents to characterize what The Catholic Church is not when, in fact, the opposite is true and that it is the individual or group that is rejecting The Church.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-OConnor/1371753215 Adam OConnor

     Really?  How do you know that?  The reason Obama is attacking the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church (Nicene Creed) is because she is the only ancient institution that stands against the evil of abortion, contraception, euthanasia, so-called “homosexual marriage” and the like.  You need to stand with us (Catholics) and stop spouting your superstitions and conspiracy theories.  We are fighting the same spiritual battle and we are on the same side.

  • Anonymous

    Read Revelations. That isn’t superstitions. Don’t criticize what you don’t understand. I am standing with the Catholics. Never said I wasn’t. This is a spiritual battle and I am not mocking you for saying that. There is much more to it. We are all about to find out the prophecies of the bible are true, they are not conspiracies.

  • Anonymous

    Look…the government can say and do whatever it wants. As Christians we will obey, unless what the government says goes against what God says. We disobey the government and obey God first. If that means going to prison, getting beaten, or even getting killed, then so be it. We are called by a God that has complete control. He has told his people in his Word that we would face this kind of evil. It is no surprise. We just must be ready to live the life God has called us to live in a Christ-like manner.

  • Helen Boyd

    Hello Adam,
       Your answer was superb.  I too, am catholic and stand with Christ and Pope Benedict. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for America to repent and give our country BACK to GOD!  Helen Boyd

  • Anonymous

    I am neither ashamed nor am I as ignorant as you when commenting on glenn beck’s motives.
    glenn beck is a money grubbing racist and bigot.
    I’m sorry if you disagree…but I am simply going off of glenn beck’s own words!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m an American Catholic currently working in Rome, Italy.  Where has the BHusseinO administration been for the last several years?  There definitely WAS some concern about Italian lay-bankers trying to infiltrate and use the Vatican banks to launder their shady (presumably Mafia) business undertakings–but that whole discussion happened a couple of years ago.  Uh, hello Washington!  The Vatican has, in the last year, instituted ITS OWN internal regulations that make its financial dealings the most transparent OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. 

    And NOW the US, under the most non-transparent administration in its history, is claiming that the Vatican is at risk for money-laundering?!  There is absolutely NO WAY that this report could have been put together by anyone with a shred of sincerity!  Glenn’s absolutely right, this is an attack on the Catholic Church, pure and simple.  Don’t let anybody in Washington tell you otherwise!

  • Herbaczech

     Great as usual Snowleopard!
    Two suggestions to my fellow compassionate conservative Christians:
    1. A holy detachment of self,ie “One must die to self” or “He must increase, I must decrease” or “Be still and know I am your God.” “God IS love”. False-self vs trueself.

    2. Divine Providence must be welcome in our hearts,minds,will,souls. He/She,the Holy Trinity is ALWAYS present, waiting for my “hello, won’t you come in PLEASE?
    So…IF…we truly believe our motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”, be ready for ridicule, persecution, the worst…while God our Creator leads the way.

    80 yo compassionate  Roman Catholic Christian conservative.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you just love it when a secular leader tells a pope to acquiesce and the pope says NO! I know I do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609948590 Crislee Anderson Moreno

    God love you Mr. Beck for standing up with us in this fight.  I love God more than any person on this entire earth…even my own husband children. I will NOT allow anyone to force me to reject Him or His teachings. And I will defend my church to the death!  THANK YOU THANK YOU for standing with us.  All faithful should worry about what is being attempted by our government to the Catholic Church.  If one of us is attacked, we are all attacked!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609948590 Crislee Anderson Moreno

    BTW, My priest does say these things.  No matter what people think of him. He teaches the faith no matter what!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609948590 Crislee Anderson Moreno

    Tony, that was superb! Thank you sir for your faith, your strength and your honesty.  It’s time we stop worrying about people’s hurt feelings when they feel ‘guilty’ for doing wrong and just stand up and loudly remind people that we are to do what HE wants, not what we want.  Guilt is an appropriate feeling when we do wrong.  It’s what tells us we are wrong. We have to stop watering it down. We can’t pretend something is right when he clearly says it’s wrong. Thank you sir for speaking up.  I too lately have been called ‘uncharitable’ etc. when I spoke of how it may be hard to do things His way instead of our own, but that’s what we are called to do to be with Him in heaven.  How well we deal with the the crosses we have to bare is how we will be judged.  We all struggle, we all fail but to try to normalize wrongs or to try to make things ‘ok’ is evil.  And at least for the US everyone needs to stand with the Catholic Church if the care at all about their basic freedoms.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609948590 Crislee Anderson Moreno

    As a former Protestant, those words are Protestant to me.  The Resurrection Crucifixes we see in some Catholic organizations is just one of so many small ways people in the church have tried to Protestantize our Church.  I’ts time we took it all back and made ourselves the true Catholic faith.  People don’t even know the word catholic means universal.  When we go to Mass anywhere in the world we as Catholics should be doing the same thing.  We may not understand the language spoken but we should be able to follow Mass anywhere.  I travel often and see some really silly things in Mass outside of my own parish!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609948590 Crislee Anderson Moreno

    It doesn’t’ matter what color he is. His best is dangerous. It has nothing to do with his race.  What he is attempting to do to an entire faith is so horribly wrong and utterly unconstitutional.  It will eventually affect all faiths. He’s driving us into such enormous debt we will never dig out in our grandchildren’s grandchildren’s lifetime. that is because of the color of his skin or my lack thereof. that is just because he wants things that aren’t good for a nation!

  • Anonymous

    God bless you snowleopard.  I agree with most of the postings you do.  You are the type of person I would like to have as a friend.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CS55DSUHOBSY3Y76PFL7PPMVLA Maria

    You can’t see his horns, but he has got them allright! plus the tail and the three tongued fork! And the tail and the claws, which will come out, when needed!! The face he has got already!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ADUP2AXJPJZABZJBMB26ZE4G5I Greg

    Nesta, you really need to get a grip here.  Where do you get your information?  You must be nuts to believe that the President wants to ‘kill littlest babies to the oldest and the weakest of us.’  Really, this is preposterous and does not a thing to promote an educated argument. 

  • Anonymous

    Have you not noticed the scars on both right and left side of his head? You can see them quite well when his hair is really short and he doesn’t have any coloring on it.

  • Anonymous

    The question then is…WHO decides which organizations are “useless”?!?

  • Anonymous

    It’s obvious he DOES believe in killing little babies since he voted in Illinois more than once, to leave babies to die if they are ’accidentally’ born alive during attempted abortions.  He said it was because if those babies were allowed to live it might make the mothers rethink their decision.  There are people willing to adopt babies unwanted by their mothers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/72PTDVU5PT7JMG5SAEWLSB6BJQ John

    Do you know that the Roe/Wade act came about during a Republican Administation??? Obama didn’t create abortion, or even legalize it.You can’t put tooth paste back in the tube.

  • Anonymous

    Start with overhauling the “family court” system and giving Dads our proper place in the family and in popular media/sitcoms. You can start with giving Dads equal custody of our minor children when divorce does happen.

  • Anonymous

    Ginny, you are correct. The men of the Catholic church will not stand for being forced to go against our beliefs. I suppose we will be the first casualties of the new “eugenics” movement, along with Conservative folks from elsewhere throughout society? Standing up for what one believes seems no longer allowed.