“The Catholic Church Is Dangerous, Outdated And Should Dissolve” Yahoo!

No this isn’t a quote from Catholic Democrats or Obama Administration Catholics- but I suspect it represents the worldview of the typical secular liberal who is feeling his/her oats these days.  With all the propaganda attacking traditional morality and the Hierarchical Catholic Church available in the mainstream media- it should hardly be surprising that an article like this can pass as intelligent commentary on the Church without a firestorm of protest from any corner of American society. If you don’t think that America is heading for a major push to drive the real Catholic Church underground- leaving behind a sort of patriotic catholic church as in China- consider that the Catholics aligned with Obama are probably in agreement with much of this Yahoo commentary- if they are speaking among themselves.  It would be nice to find a journalist who would press the prominent Catholic Democrats into offering their honest critique of this Yahoo piece. I think everyone needs to just come clean and be direct on where they stand- so that we can get this debate out into the open where the Truth longs to be seen.  Here is the article –  http://news.yahoo.com/catholic-church-dangerous-outdated-dissolve-204000761.html  [ Yahoo has apparently taken the link down for now- so here is the content of the piece]- 

The Vatican (generally meaning “the Pope”) is angry with nuns for their behavior, and Cardinal Dolan from the New York Archdiocese is embroiled in yet another pedophile priest scandal. Let’s look at how the two situations prove the Catholic Church is on its last legs.

Starting close to home we have Cardinal Dolan’s little fiasco. It just came to light he might have been part of a plan to pay off child-molesting priests 20 grand each to leave the priesthood quietly, according to a CNN report.

The alleged reason was to hide the pedophiles’ actions and avoid lawsuits by paying them hush money. If it were anyone buy clergy committing these acts my guess is that mass arrests would have already been made.

Another CNN report talks about the Vatican’s recent attack on American nuns. The statement from Rome says they have gone rogue and have become radical feminists. The reason? The Pope thinks they should spend less time supporting social justice and more time opposing same-sex marriage, abortion, and euthanasia.

The Vatican is enforcing sanctions against the nuns, taking punitive action to get them back in line. The Pope is essentially telling each of these nuns, “Shut up and get back in the kitchen where you belong, woman.” Apparently in the mind of the Pope social justice just isn’t a big deal.

It’s possible that Dolan was trying to protect the institution of the Church with his actions. If so he and his Church are broken. I don’t care how loyal he is to the Church — it should be instantly obvious that the well-being of a child rape victim is more important than an organization. Normal people can’t stand the idea of letting child rapists off the hook.

It’s possible the Pope thinks he’s making the right decision biblically — and he might be correct. If so, his scripture is broken. It’s ancient mythology that treats women like property. It’s making him think social justice is irrelevant.

The Catholic Church is out of touch with reality and cares little for social justice and women’s rights. Any religion so broken should dissolve and give its adherents a chance to live better lives without it.


Andrew Riggio

Andrew is a freelance writer living in New Hampshire. He is passionate about writing the way Mozart was passionate about music.

and here is one written by a Catholic Democrat over at NCR  – “We are all Sinead O’Connor Now”  http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/we%E2%80%99re-all-sinead-o%E2%80%99connor-now   


The thing to remember is that for the secular/catholic liberal mindset- there is no difference between seeking administrative reform and accountability from our clergy and bishops and seeking to uproot official teachings/doctrines and replace them with ideas about morality which pass the mass media/Hollywood smell test. This is a huge distinction- and because Catholic Democrats tend to blur the lines – they threaten to do great damage to our Faith from within- using the ample powers of State and Media who are always ready to chop the Church up into controllable bits.

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  1. I think that we are going to come to the same place that the Cristeros came to.

    By the way, don’t these liberal fools know anything? Roman Emperors and modern dictators alike tried what they advocate. The Church still stands.

  2. ….did that second guy just seriously imply that the Church in Europe is in trouble because of the US Bishops that listened to then current psychology on pedophiles??!?!?

  3. T Shaw, it’s going to come to that. Liberals won’t respect anything except overwhelming force. There is Scriptural precedence – the Maccabean brothers. But let the liberals throw the first punch. Do NOT initiate violence. But when it’s given – and history says it will be given – then smash them into nothingness.

  4. Hate speech, irresponsible journalism, closing minds, and cold hearts have certainly blossomed in the past couple of years under the polarization game of the puppeteers.
    Tonight, I just want to figure out how to cancel email from the host of that article. Back in the 90’s, it was highly recommended by the since retired computer builder with whom I did business. Doesn’t seem right to experience possible assault on sensibilities just going online. Wish he didn’t retire, and wish I had a clue.

  5. Here is my sharper but equally vicious response. “Make the World a better place. Shoot a liberal in the face.”

    That IS a bit vicious, T Shaw.

    It does remind me, however, back in the 70’s, when growing your own weed, and a dislike of some immigrating Englishmen, prompted many tee-shirt wearing Kiwis to buy , and wear with an air of agression, a tee-shirt which read –
    “Grow your own dope – plant a Pom a day.”

    (“Plant” being the local vernacular for “Punch”. 🙂

  6. It is not only liberals and socialists who are the enemies of the Catholic Church. There are those who defend practices and currents in Catholicism, which are destructive, who are otherwise “beacons of orthodox/traditional Catholicism”. These too are enemies of the Catholic Church. For me, it is these latter ones who are my clear enemy and a clear enemy of the Catholic Church, but who are extremely difficult to root out because of their apparent orthodoxy.

    For this Catholic, I am glad to see the ire of the leftists raised. I doubt, at least by now, that many decent Catholics of a more conservative view were unaware of their shenanigans and the harm their ilk has done to the Church. At least now they are out of the closet, even for the less discerning puzzled Catholics.

    However, the embedded pseudo orthodox Catholics continue their insidious actions. It is these who are very dangerous because they truly believe they are doing the “right things”,
    when in fact they are self-deceived and allowed, even encouraged to continue in their invasive, clandestine malignancy.

    If the Church must be brought to its knees to get to these predators, who are many, than so be it. This is not the best way to go about it. But these kinds of pests are very difficult to purge, particularly when they are protected by the hierarchy who are much in line with them.

  7. I ran across that column yesterday and I was befuddled as to how to respond. I hear no outcry similar to what I would expect if any other group were attacked with hate. Any option I considered felt like yelling alone in the desert, so I decided to pray that the author would have a Damascus Road experience…yea, lets pray that he becomes Catholic.

  8. This comment is posted at Archbishop Chaput’s column and is relevant here: The Person of God, the Father and God the Father’s Love for Jesus Christ, the Person of the Holy Spirit, and the Person of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ’s Love for God, His Father, the Person of the Holy Spirit are three Persons in One God – and are addressed as WHO.
    Viva Christo Rey. Government serves its constituents. Government’s constituents serve God. There is no government without God. Communism, totalitarianism, socialism, fascism, their name is Legion and even the herd of swine does not abide them. The herd of swine, 4000, possessed by Legion, the devil, ran off a cliff and drowned itself in the sea. The devil believes in God but atheists choose not to believe in God, “their Creator” from The Declaration of Independence. The United States of America has chosen to be run by atheists, in spite of the Person of God inscribed into its founding documents as “their Creator”. How patriotic is that? How truthful is that? How smart is that? How generous and charitable is that?
    Charity is a virtue. In order for the government to practice the virtue of charity, government must acknowledge, publicly acknowledge God,” “their Creator” and also acknowledge that the practice of the virtue of charity is the domain of the church. Without the acknowledgement, by government, of God, as “their Creator” and the church as the servant of God, and government as the servant of its constituents; government, constituted by the sovereign personhood of its constituents, who are endowed with sovereign personhood by “their Creator” has no sovereign authority to govern, the reason for its existence. Real money must not be given to support a regime without the truth of God. Viva Christo Rey.

  9. The Catholic church IS dangerous to every devil, liar, criminal, murderer for upholding the Ten Commandment and the TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. Perfect Justice, virginity and innocence in the world, which is also the government’s job. Government needs to take assessment of itself and follow in the footsteps of virtue and truth or it (the government ) will vanish from the face of the earth. God is infinite. Yet Yahoo insists upon foistering, imposing a finite god of some evil entity on the people. Let Yahoo come forth with some proof that their finite god is a SUPREME SOVEREIGN BEING, THE FIRST PRINCIPLE, THE UNMOVED MOVER, “their Creator” and endower of unalienbale rights of LIfe, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness or does Yahoo’s god not give a damn about the Happiness of the people.

  10. Is Yahoo’s silly finite god or godess going to bless immortal souls with eternal life in the presence of the SUPRME SOVEREIGN BEING, THE FIRST PRINCIPLE, or will yahoo’s god or godess leave man unprotected from the evil one , the devil himself, to be preyed upon, tormented and finally damned? Some choice. FREEDOM.

  11. Dear embattled Great Leader (Insert name here):

    Having problems with the finances? Marriage problems got you down? The answer is always the same: loot the Catholics. Sure their property technically isn’t yours to take, but when has that ever stopped the Great Leaders of the past? Now don’t you worry, they aways grow back again!

  12. Andrew Riggio can’t be this far off from the truth by accident so I can only conclude that he is concocting this story to advance his secular, liberal agenda which is likely his effort to kill religion in the public sector. Here he launches an attack upon the Catholic Church using hyperbole, innuendo, distortion and ignorance. Only it ain’t gonna be so easy because too many Catholics today know what’s going on. So lets disassemble his commentary.

    Cardinal Dolan and the Church have not hidden paying defrocked priests $20,000 because there is no reason to do so. Riggio and other detractors should consider these payments as severance pay. It is given to these defrocked priests to get them to voluntarily leave the Church and it avoids a prolonged and expensive expulsion process; either way these abusive priests are being kicked out of the Church.

    He also deliberately distorts the facts when he says, “Cardinal Dolan from the New York Archdiocese is embroiled in yet another pedophile priest scandal” What pedophile priest scandal? The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s report, “The Causes and Context of the Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests, 1950-2010 reported that less than 5% of all priests involved in the abuse scandal were pedophiles. So what were they? The report, which is the one and only extensive and fact based study ever done on this issue, concluded that the principle offenders were ephebophiles not pedophiles. Since this report has been widely distributed and covered in detail by the media I think it is safe to conclude that one would have to live in a cave not to have seen and read this report. At best Riggio is just uninformed, at worst he is deliberately distorting the truth to stir up support for his cause.

    With respect to the nuns. This is a canard from the beginning. Characterizing this as an attack on Catholic nuns is a deliberate distortion and a thinly veiled attack on the Catholic Church. Since when does a church have to check in with CNN or Riggio in order to call its members to task for misbehavior? If Riggio would have bothered to read the Vatican assessment he might have reported the following:

    “The Holy See acknowledges with gratitude the great contribution of women Religious
    to the Church in the United States as seen particularly in the many schools, hospitals, and institutions of support for the poor which have been founded and staffed by Religious over the years. Pope John Paul II expressed this gratitude well in his meeting with Religious from the United States in San Francisco on September 17, 1987, when he said: I rejoice because of your deep love of the Church and your generous service to God’s people…The extensive Catholic educational and health care systems, the highly developed network of social services in the Church – none of this would exist today, were it not for your highly motivated
    dedication and the dedication of those who have gone before you. The spiritual vigor of so many Catholic people testifies to the efforts of generations of religious in this land. The history of the Church in this country is in large measure your history at the service of God’s people. The renewal of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious which is the goal of this doctrinal Assessment is in support of this essential charism of Religious which has been so obvious in the life and growth of the Catholic Church in the United States”.

    Now does the above sound like an attack? The assessment then goes on to describe areas where the LCWR has drifted or ignored church teachings…..for years! These instances of dissent are well documented and can be found on-line everywhere. So why didn’t Riggio provide a more balanced commentary…..because it doesn’t feed his bigotry.

    When I read an article that is so duplicitous I am finding it harder and harder to frame a charitable response. This is the best I can do; Riggio should stick to his knitting (web-design I think) because he knows zero about the Catholic Church, scripture and his commentary is rife with errors and misrepresentations. In fact he should be embarrassed to even write such twaddle.

  13. We’re promised the gates of hell won’t prevail against the church. And they won’t. And we’re blessed to be persecuted for the sake of righteousness.

  14. I’d be happier if we could keep the shooting-each-other comments to a bare minimum, outside of references to skeet and sportsmen. I’m aware of the Russian proverb: If a person causes you a problem, remember: no person, no problem. It’s one of the things that’s made Russia the pleasant land it is today.

  15. but I suspect it represents the worldview of the typical secular liberal who is feeling his/her oats these days.

    Andrew Riggio can’t be this far off from the truth by accident so I can only conclude that he is concocting this story to advance his secular, liberal agenda which is likely his effort to kill religion in the public sector.

    He’s an out-of-work insurance agent, age forty. Not much of a danger to anyone.

  16. “He’s an out-of-work insurance agent, age forty. Not much of a danger to anyone.”

    Actually, big mouth liberal nit wits with a bully pulpit and an ever attentive progressive news media are a threat. People listen to these idiots. I am not sure what we can do about such threats except to respond with our own voices and to pray.

  17. Insurance agents work on commission, and very often work for themselves. If he’s an out of work insurance agent, it means he was no better at selling insurance than he is at writing hate speech.

  18. “I’d be happier if we could keep the shooting-each-other comments to a bare minimum”

    Indeed, I delete such comments when I see them, although the comment by T.Shaw slipped by me. I have remedied that error of omission.

  19. In days gone by, great orders arose for the defense of the Faith. The Dominicans were great preachers. The Society of Jesus were great teachers. What’s needed now? A Holy order of (don’t laugh) lawyers! I believe that much of modern atheism rests upon the tacit acceptance of the claims made by the early Protestant “reformers”. I envision these lawyers writing terse letters to the inheritors of the various rebel denominations demanding the renunciation of the untruthful claims about the RCC which forms the foundation for their denomination. As they will be an order of religious, they will live under a rule of chastity, poverty, and obedience.

    My suggestion is somewhat tongue in cheek. Holy Lawyer? Who couldn’t make a lot of jokes with that kind of material to work with? At the same time, the idea is appealing or has some potential.


  20. “What’s needed now? A Holy order of (don’t laugh) lawyers!”

    Perhaps Donald McClarey could be petitioned to serve as their Superior General (or whatever the right term is)? I think a letter of recommendation to the Vatican is in order!


  21. Hopefully our defense will come in elections, turning of hearts and the eventual realization by the useful idots in media that they are the crucible of lies, and therefore stop repeating the nonsense and mendacity so far strewn.

    Prayer, and more prayer.

  22. Mac,

    That comment was intended to highlight Riggio’s thinly veiled blood libel.

    I know! I’m on moderation.

    You and Cdl Dolan need to demand that Obama disavow such hatred.

    See Don the Kiwi, 12:57AM above . . .

    FDR: “You don’t have to wait for the rattlesnake to bite you.”

  23. I could not read Ruggio’s column. It would have made me angry all day and I would have taken it out on others.

    This morning, I woke up via the clock radio to hear a phone conversation badmouthing the Catholic Church from some whacked-out evangelical conversationists. Did you know Benedict XVI equals 666? I did not know that prior to 4:50 AM Eastern time June 4, 2012!

    Oh, and there was some Romanian preacher/minister/something or other that prophesized that the United States would be invaded by Central America and South America! I had no idea that my wife was part of the invading Colombian Army. I bet she doesn’t know, either.

    Stupid is not limited to atheists.

  24. “Oh, and there was some Romanian preacher/minister/something or other that prophesized that the United States would be invaded by Central America and South America! ”

    As long as the invading horde does not include Chilean penguins, we’re safe. Nothing like a menacing mob of penguins from Tierra del Fuego to put fear into the hearts of men.

  25. Goodness. It’s so interesting to hear how much some of you despise me for speaking the truth. It’s also interesting to see just how bad the readers have been at researching who I am and what I do for a living. 🙂 Cheers.

  26. Goodness. It’s so interesting to hear how much some of you despise me for speaking the truth.

    I think pity is a more fitting adjective for how we feel about you.

    It’s also interesting to see just how bad the readers have been at researching who I am and what I do for a living.

    You’re a freelance writer who can’t manage to get a better gig than writing for Yahoo.

  27. Andrew Riggio = liberal progressive Democrat.

    That’s all one needs to know.

    And we know what the Democrat Party supports: murder of unborn babies, sanctification of the filth of homosexual sodomy, promotion of the lifestyle of hedonistic sexual promiscuity.


  28. Dear Andy:

    Keep you filthy mits off of our property. What’s the matter with you anyways? Are your entertainments just not giving you the thrill they used to?

  29. Oh, you make me giggle. T-Shaw, your inability to correctly spell my six-letter surname amuses me. As to not calling good things evil, I could not agree more. Since religion isn’t based in reality, however, it’s tough to consider it “good.”

    Paul Z – your post sounds like it carries a slight undertone of jealousy.

    Paul P – as opposed to a closed minded, regressive republican? I’d say my position wins that contest. Perhaps you think open-minded, forward-thinking people are the ones doing something wrong?

    Darren – what property would that be?

  30. Andrew what is your problem? You spontaneously made a post on this article making false accusations and act like a pinhead just wants to get people riled up with your rhetoric.

  31. Liberal post hippies are some of the most hate-filled totalitarians I know of. I know because I grew up in the generation which have them as parents.

  32. Lord Macaulay, one of many authors I am sure Mr. Riggio has probably never heard of, said it best about the Catholic Church and its staying power in 1840:

    “There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre. The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs. That line we trace back in an unbroken series, from the Pope who crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth century to the Pope who crowned Pepin in the eighth; and far beyond the time of Pepin the august dynasty extends, till it is lost in the twilight of fable. The republic of Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church is still sending forth to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustin, and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila. The number of her children is greater than in any former age. Her acquisitions in the New World have more than compensated for what she has lost in the Old. Her spiritual ascendency extends over the vast countries which lie between the plains of the Missouri and Cape Horn, countries which a century hence, may not improbably contain a population as large as that which now inhabits Europe. The members of her communion are certainly not fewer than a hundred and fifty millions; and it will be difficult to show that all other Christian sects united amount to a hundred and twenty millions. Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul’s.”

    Lord Macaulay was an anti-Catholic, although not a simple minded bigot like Mr. Riggio, and he understood history, something I am certain is largely terra incognita to Mr. Riggio.

  33. Andy,

    An open mind lets all the knowledge fall on out. Forward thinking? Wasn’t “Forward” Stalin’s motto as he murdered tens of millions of his own people?

    The Church survived – even prospered – under butchering Roman Emperors who thought as you do – Domitian, Tajan, Nerva, Commodus, etc.

    The Church survived Robespierre and his reign of terror. He tried to do what you wanted. He murdered tens of thousands with that merciful instrument of euthanasia designed by Dr. Guillotine. He did it to your own rallying cry of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.” He tried changing the days of the week and the months of the year to prevent the celebration of Christian Holy Days. He ended up at the end of the blade to which he had sent so many.

    The Church survived Plutaco Elias Calles in Mexico, and Josef Stalin in Russia, and Adolf Hitler in Germany. The Church continues to survive the bloodshed wrought by forward thinking people exactly like you – Pol Pot in the 70s, Fidel Castro, Kim Il Jong, and all of the rest of the brutal anti-Christian demonic minions of hell.

    The Church survived and prospered for 2000 years with now 1.2 billion adherents. If the good Lord should tarry another 2000 years, the Church will go on surviving – even prospering while the bones of forward thinking people are crushed into oblivion and all memory of them a fade in the dust.

    Jesus promised in Matthew 16 that the gates of hell shall NOT prevail and they have NOT prevailed. As Romans 14:11 says:

    “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

    That means, Andy, that you WILL personally and individually confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. You will either do it voluntarily in this life now after repenting, or you will do it in the future at the Great White Throne of Judgment as recounted in Revelation 20:11-15. Whether you believe it or not (and your belief is irrelevant to the existence of the Truth), here is what is in store for you and for me if we don’t repent and lead holy lives (as Scripture says, without holiness, no man can see God):

    “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

    Forward think on that, my friend. I do. Every time I go into the Confessional knowing I am not worthy.

    One last thing – for the record: I am not too enamoured with the Republican Party. I personally prefer the US Constitution Party whose platform is closest to Church teaching.


    And I do look forward – to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. ” He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20. Obama doesn’t look forward because he knows where he’s going.

    BTW, Blessed José Luis Sanchez, murdered by forward thinking people exactly like you, Andy, knew precisely what St. Paul meant when he wrote in Philippians 3:13-14:

    “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

    Forward thinking people like you murder babies, 14 year olds, the infirm, the terminally ill and the aged. Your father is satan, the father of all lies and all murder. Yeah, I jealous. Right!


  34. I Paul Primavera that was well stated, but I don’t think we should take someone seriously who thinks that two men jacking off is the same as a family.

  35. Always amusing to see somebody like Riggio come by to pat himself on the back.

    The self-esteem movement launches yet another immortal into the pantheon of literary greats.

  36. I didn’t have time to look at it, but last night there was a NEW post up at Yahoo titled “Islam is Dangerous, Outdated and Should Dissolve.”

  37. Rajjio,

    S-a-weet! You stuck it to them knuckle-draggers.

    So, where are the jobs???

    Cliches, sterile hedonism, and lies: how Obama and you cheat in the war of ideas.

    So, how much further will US median household incomes crash-dive?

    You are a paragon of liberal tolerance.

    The one, true Church has survived 2,000 years of desultory persecutions. Holy Mother Church will survive Obama and you.

    Here is your gold star for this 15 minutes twisting the truth to add your putrid dollop of hackneyed lies to the massive trap for fools, which is liberalism.

  38. I went on Andrew Riggio’s Facebook web site:


    This person is a sexual pervert – period. Anyone who believes that the filth of homosexual sodomy may be sanctified as “gay marriage”, or that adultery and fornication are human rights, or that abortion is a woman’s right to choose is a pervert and a murderer. In the earlier days of bygone centuries there were ways to deal with perverts and murderers like this, preferrably by shunning them outside of polite society or imprisoning them to prevent them from preying on the innocent. Today, the best that can be done is to pray for their repentance, deny them publicity in authentic Christian forums, and respond to their lies with the Truth whenever they do come upon the public stage.

    Godless liberal progressive Democrat sexual idolators and baby murderers!

  39. People like Riggio are encouraged and promoted by the ruling class who hate our Holy Catholic Church.

    The ruling class adheres to the self-serving philosophy that people are merely animals without immortal souls, so that, by this pretense, those human animals who gain power over the rest are more highly evolved than the remainder of the vast human herd (Social Darwinism). This principle, if it were valid, would justify all of their ambitions and abuses driven by pride, arrogance, greed and lust.

    In sharp contrast, our Holy Church courageously teaches that each human being is equally a child of God, and that each of us has an immortal spirit inherently above and unlike the soul of any mere animal. Where this great teaching prevails, the ruling class is powerless to achieve its ambitions to enslave humanity.

    Therefore, the ruling class and its servants/slaves-to-the-flesh hate our Church and will use whatever means possible to attack it, no matter how twisted, perverse, deceptive, craven or malicious these may be.

    We know, by the promise of Christ Himself, that they will fail.

  40. Little foil paper star …

    Thought to search the Scriptures for some word for AR to ponder, but opened to Micah and stayed there with an interesting verse on serpents – what with an eye on Jubilee coverage that reveals civility and unity in a people.

    Prayer of Micah 7: 1 – 7 …

    Alas! I am as when the fruit is gathered,
    as when the vines have been gleaned;
    There is no cluster to eat, no early fig that I crave.

    The faithful are gone from the earth,
    among men the upright are no more!
    They all lie in wait to shed blood,
    each one ensnares the other.
    Their hands succeed at evil;
    the prince makes demands,
    The judge is had for a price,
    the great man speaks as he pleases,
    The best of them is like a brier,
    the most upright like a thorn hedge.

    The day announced by your watchmen!
    your punishment has come;
    now is the time of your confusion.

    Put no trust in a friend,
    have no confidence in a companion;
    Against her who lies in your bosom guard the portals of your mouth.
    For the son dishonors his father,
    the daughter rises up against her mother,
    The daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
    and a man’s enemies are those of his household.

    But, as for me, I will look to the Lord,
    I will put my trust in God my savior;
    my God will hear me!

    … 7:16 – 20

    The nations shall behold and be put to shame, in spite of their strength;
    They shall put their hands over their mouths;
    their ears shall become deaf.
    They shall lick the dust like the serpent, like reptiles on the ground;
    They shall come quaking from their fastnesses,
    trembling in fear of you, the Lord our God.

    Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt
    and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheiritance;
    Who does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency,
    And will again have compassion on us,
    treading underfoot our guilt?
    You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins;
    You will show faithfulness to Jacob, and grace to Abraham,

    As you have sworn to our fathers from days of old.

    Micah was from hundreds of years BC according to notes in the book (between 600 and 500). Then, came from God the Father in his faithfulness and grace, the Son as man to just plainly tell us what we kept forgetting about repentance and love of, for and by God. Oh, and to give us the gift of the Church to safeguard wisdom and hope for “the remnant of his inheiritance!

  41. When I read commentary like Riggio’s it is all I can do to restrain myself from sourcing him out and giving the cretin a fat lip.

  42. Was this even worth a blog post?

    Every pimply-faced pot-smoking college kid thinks the Catholic Church is dangerous and should dissolve. It’s the most profound thought they will have during these years.

    And Yahoo is about where I’d expect to see such thoughts published.

  43. Riggio, you flatter yourself too much to imagine that people dislike you because you speak “the truth.” As they say, I don’t believe you would know what that was if it bit you on the arse. You never seem to learn, either.

    I have looked at your Contributor profile. You do not have serious journalistic credentials — not that it would excuse the nonsense you write.

  44. The Catholic Church is “dangerous?” Well, yes, in a world occupied by the enemy, you could say we’re a threat.

  45. HA! HA!

    It would appear after last night’s liberal debacle, it’s the dem party that is outdated and should dissolve.

  46. The title of Mr. Riggio’s screed reveals’ his abject ignorance about the nature of our Church.

    He assumes that the Catholic Church is the equivalent of a corporation, a mere creature of human law, since he has taken the position that “it” should dissolve. We who understand our Holy Catholic Church realize that it can never dissolve simply through some human agency, since its origin and continuing vitality is Divine.

    For the same reason our Church can never become “outdated”.

    Mr. Riggio’s devotion to sodomy is likewise abject. He will not realize his God-given dignity until he remove his mind from between another man’s greater cheeks

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