Emails recently released by Wikileaks reveal that Democrat Party leaders had a hand in creating the uber-liberal activist groups Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) and Catholics United (CU) in order to ignite a “Catholic Spring.”
The emails, allegedly written and received in 2012 by John Podesta, head of the Hillary Clinton campaign, indicate that he helped to found the above mentioned organizations in order to foment a “revolution” in the Church.
Among the progressive views for which CACG and CU are perhaps best known include those concerning such things as abortion, homosexuality, and wait for it… divorce and “remarriage.”
As expected, this has effectively set much of the Catholic world ablaze.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, for example, insisted:
In light of the latest Wikileaks revelations, [Hillary Clinton] has no choice but to cut all ties with this [Podesta]. The man is hell bent on creating mutiny in the Catholic Church and must therefore be fired.
Donohue went on to say:
Both of these groups, Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United, were created by Podesta, and funded by Soros, for the express purpose of staging a revolt within the Catholic Church. In 2008, Archbishop Charles Chaput, then of Denver and now of Philadelphia, accused both entities of doing a “disservice” to the Catholic Church.
Archbishop Chaput, for his part, described the recently revealed emails as “contemptuously anti-Catholic” before offering the following tongue-in-cheek suggestion:
Of course it would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails. All of us backward-thinking Catholics who actually believe what Scripture and the Church teach would be so very grateful.
Their indignation is, of course, entirely justifiable, but it must be said that it is also entirely selective.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good was founded in 2005 on the twisted values and nefarious intentions that are presumably well-known to all.
According to their website as initially configured and as late as mid 2016, their mission was stealthily stated as follows:
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good promotes public policies and effective programs that enhance the inherent dignity of all, especially the poor and most vulnerable. Our work is inspired by Gospel values and the rich history of Catholic social teaching as they inform pressing moral issues of our time. We accomplish our goals through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic media outreach, and engaging citizens in the service of the common good.
Today, by contrast, their mission statement reads:
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) promotes the social justice mission of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in American politics, media, and culture.
We do this by educating our 65,000 members on how the social mission of the Catholic Church colors contemporary political issues, by communicating Pope Francis and the Church’s social justice values in national mainstream secular and religious media, and by working in alliance with other Catholic, faith, and social justice organizations in advocating for issues at the heart of Pope Francis and the Church’s ministry.
So, what exactly has changed about the mission of CACG since the time of its founding?
Is it their values? No, they’re still twisted.
Their intentions? Of course not; they remain as nefarious as ever.
The only thing that has changed is the degree to which CUCG is able to present itself as a papal advocate; in the present case, as a champion for the “issues at the heart of Pope Francis.”
Let’s be perfectly honest; the claim is entirely valid.
In fact, their current mission statement is disarmingly honest!
And yet, Catholic “leaders” like Donohue and Chaput – even in the face of the blasphemies and heresies contained in Amoris Laetitia – cannot bring themselves to express an appropriate degree of outrage over its offenses.
It can no longer simply be said that those who commit adultery are in mortal sin… God himself asks us to remain in mortal sin… Priests who expect penitents to exhibit a firm purpose of amendment are scrupulous… (cf Amoris Laetitia)
Talk about contemptuous anti-Catholicism, mutiny and revolution!
I ask you, who is more dangerous, a couple of leftwing political action groups that all but the genuinely ignorant and/or evil clearly recognize as subversives intent on undermining Catholic teaching, or the author of Amoris Laetitia who is doing so plainly?
The answer is obvious; so too is the sheer hypocrisy of so many of today’s faux defenders of Catholic tradition.
Social justice. Soros. Francis. Modernists.
All the same. Enemies.
The enemies of Christ’s True Catholic Church are many, but there is only one who leads all of them–Lucifer!
I was going to add “my two cents” – but you beat me to it!
“Primitive Defense Mechanisms. Denial is the refusal to accept reality or fact, acting as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist. It is considered one of the most primitive of the defense mechanisms because it is characteristic of early childhood development.” quoted from psychcentral.com
OK I’m not that sure psychology is an actual science ,,,but I think the headshrinkers might be on to sumpthin. People like the two men pictured just cannot accept that the Pope is an anti-Catholic heretic , the reality just doesn’t register, it is too painful. Facts do not matter to people who are in denial. .
Their belief system is based on a false idea that the Catholic Church hierarchy can never be wrong, and Popes can never be mistaken in anything they write. If a Pope writes an opinion in an Encyclical, it has to be right-right? If they admit the Pope is a heretic, their faith in the entire Catholic structure will crumble like a house of cards. I believe at the root of their problem is the mistaken idea that equates the Catholic governing hierarchy with “the Church” and an exaggerated view of papal authority. If the hierarchy is “the Church” then they must believe the consensus documents any Pope and a bunch of his crony bishops would writes on a piece of paper magically becomes “magisterial teaching” guided by the Holy Spirit, and falling like little rose petals on the smelly sheep. Sorry I just don’t buy it,
There is a mistaken assumption too that a group decision is always better (collegiality?) . Group decisions relieve everyone of responsibility and make a group feel better about itself are almost never better. I have looked far and wide and have yet to find a statue honoring a committee. Who would you want to perform your heart surgery- one heart surgeon or twenty auto mechanics?
Like most readers here we accept the facts and the pain they bring. Be a man – ignore the pain!
Michael F Poulin
Today is the 99th anniversary of Fatima. If “All roads lead to Fatima”, as Louie has said in the past, then hopefully we’re all on that road with our Rosaries and everything else she has instructed us to do. Remember, offer any sufferings even small tribulations for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the offenses against her Immaculate Heart! – like she’s instructed us to do. Now’s obviously the time for our last ditch efforts! I am so failing on my part to consistently do these things of which she’s asked of us all. Maybe if we all try a little or maybe some of you who are better at this, a lot, then perhaps we still have the chance to hold back the Arm of Justice just a bit longer so that we have the chance to beg Our Lord for a miracle to turn things around or even to just save our own souls. All this wikileaks stuff is unbelievable. Unbelievable that God is allowing this kind of stuff to even get out. It’s like The Truman Show, when everything started unraveling for Truman. I could just feel the escalation of events as they begin to crumble and unfold before many men whose eyes have been blinded for so long. I am just counting too much on everyone finally “getting” the Church infiltration scam. Wouldn’t that be cool? But as we all deep down know, this is Our Lady’s job. She has said that in the end her Immaculate Heart will Triumph, and Russia will be Consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, but it will be late. Now with Putin ordering all his citizens around the world back home to Russia because he fears that his starting WW3 is imminent, I fear that all events are about to crash on “The road to Fatima”. It’s really way past time for us all to do our part, and at least beg for her protection, which we know is all we have, through Great God’s Mercy, that is, and the only peace we may truly find in our hearts these days. Thanks be to God! Such sweet comfort. I can’t live without her!
Louie, through your many gifts and graces you have been given, may you continue to promote her message of hope. (I bet you are very pleasing to her when you do that.) I think it’s time for SOMEONE with such talent to amp it up a little regarding the Fatima message for anyone’s ears to hear, no matter how few hear it. And remember, and I don’t think I am speaking for myself when I say, that we are like children who need to have her message repeated over and over again, especially during these most distracting days.
How many have actually chosen, like the priests from Hiroshima did, to live this message? I know I fall WAY short. I am hoping there are many tucked away souls who are quietly obeying her and whose prayers may help to strengthen my perseverance in just TRYING to live this Fatima message.
Louie, I tired to stay on course here with regards to the subject which you charitably chose to write about today, but since you did not mention Our Lady of Fatima, and I am pretty sure you didn’t, (?!?) I am hoping that you will forgive my stepping all over your topic.
May we all continue to focus our minds, hearts and efforts on living the Fatima message.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Bill Donohue is famous for being very two-faced regarding his supposed defense of the Catholic Church. He could be a pit bull for enemies outside the Church and a little puppy dog for known enemies within the Church. He knows where his bread is buttered. He does not protect the Holy, Roman Catholic Church. He protects wayward Bishops and the like. I removed my support of the Catholic League many years ago when he proved to be no friend of Tradition.
Yes, we should all do as Our lady says. Do penance and pray the Rosary.
Get ready for the Warning, Miracle, and Chastisement.