Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Musings

A few random thoughts and ponderings to start the week...

First, a quick reminder: the Year of Faith began last week. While it is fresh on our minds, visit the website and consider ways to celebrate this holy year along with the universal Church.

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I follow politics closely, thus I have eagerly watched the debates that have been held so far in the election season. The Ryan/Biden Vice Presidential debate was particularly interesting, as it was the first national debate between two Catholic candidates. To watch the entire exchange click here.

Of course, you are free  to draw your own conclusions, but here is how I felt about Biden's obvious failure: He was rude, inappropriate, and disrespectful. He is a traitor to his Catholic faith on more than one issue. He's a disgrace to Catholics everywhere. I am ashamed that he is a member of the same Church to which I belong. He supports the murder of innocent babies, the destruction of the family and the distortion of Christian moral teaching. He is a corrupt, lying, manipulative, fake. He has sold out to the culture of death, and is trying to drag the entire country with him. Frankly, I believe he should be excommunicated. He has made himself an enemy of the Church and an enemy of Christ. I pray for his soul.

(Was that too harsh?)

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On another note: A lot of people have pointed out Biden’s horrible behavior that night at the debate. And it’s true…he was obnoxious, rude, and disrespectful. But that’s only half of the story. The other half is this: Paul Ryan was respectful, articulate, polished and considerate – all the while putting up with smirking Joe Biden interrupting and laughing at serious issues. If you want our country's political discourse to be elevated, who would you vote for?

Frankly, I cannot see how any faithful Catholic can vote for the Obama/Biden ticket with a clear conscience. 

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If you are a Facebook user you may be interested in the graphic below. It can be used on your Facebook profile page as your cover photo to show support for religious freedom. Spread the word. There is only ONE choice for faithful Catholics this year.

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