Friday, June 5, 2009

Obama & The Church

Ignatius Press' Insight Scoop blog has an article highlighting the comments regarding President Obama of Fr. James V. Schall S.J., a professor at Georgetown. I thought it was an interesting read regarding Obama's approach toward Catholics & and the thin veil covering his approach to gain even more Catholic support by appointing a "Catholic" Supreme Court Justice and accepting an honorary degree from the most well-known Catholic university in the country.

The other observation laid out in the article is that our country is no longer concerned with the document outlining our democracy - the Constitution. This applies not only to judges that legislate from the bench, but to the majority of Catholics as well. 54% of Catholics voted to put our current president into the Oval Office; this points to the bigger problem of Relativism that is prevalent in our country today, the idea that the so called "old fashioned" ways of the Church are open to debate because they directly interfere with our general happiness or preferred lifestyles. This couldn't be further from the truth. We have a responsibility as Catholics and Americans to uphold what is right and true without compromise or reserve. Too many times are we pressured into loosening our stand on the values and morals that make Faith alive and our country free. I pray that one day soon we realize that the mentality of instant gratification may lead to pleasure in the present, but in reality it mortages the future to something our Church, nor the founding fathers of our country never intended.

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