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Moral Coherence and Voting: Courageous Bishop Daniel Jenky Calls Catholic Citizens to Loyalty to the Lord First Comments

For those who hope for salvation, no political loyalty can ever take precedence over loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ and to his Gospel of Life. God is not mocked, and as the Bible clearly teaches, after this passing instant of life on earth, God's great mercy in time will give way to God's perfect judgment in eternity. Continue Reading

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  1. Jake
    1 year ago

    I believe that you should not abort unborn fetuses. I also believe that greed is causing a lot more of the problems in this country, and the world for that matter, than abortion is. I wonder what Bishop Jenky feels we can do as a congregation with our vote to combat the greed???

  2. Bill Sr.
    1 year ago

    Speaking of "what we have seen and heard"...
    Not as a hardened partisan but as a concerned patriot attempting to defend our faith from ramped secularism with an informed conscience witnessing the demise of our republic and our society's moral values over the past four years it is abundantly clear we must change directions. We need new leadership steeped in convictions guided by the Gospels of Christian living.
    Just to be very clear how many of us feel, for one thing if we can replace the current occupant of the White House we may bring an end to Oval Office hate speech. It was obvious from the get go Obama hated America and even with his alleged gift of oratory and style he could not hide the fact when he opened his flaming mouth. I fear the departing monarch of debauchery could very well do things in his last weeks on the throne to get even with his subjects as part of the "Revenge Mode" which he has adopted as he retreats into the history of fallen virtual dictators.
    Note: Coming from one who wants to outlaw free speech….

    "A Republican majority in Congress would mean hand-to-hand combat on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy," Obama, October 6, 2010

    "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," Obama in July 2008

    "I want you to argue with them and get in their face!" Barack Obama, September 2008

    "We’re gon’na punish our enemies and we’re gon’na reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us." Obama to Latinos, October 2010

    "I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!" Obama on ACORN Mobs, March 2010

    "We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick." Obama on the private sector, June 2010

    We also have not forgotten how he and Michelle hated American free enterprise, capitalism, and our (damn) flag which by the way my wife properly noted as that Scout Master so honorably brought forth the one salvaged from the fatal shuttle flight to Romney during his speech in Colorado yesterday.

  3. Judy Claar
    1 year ago

    Deacon Keith: Thank you for writing again about this "blessed Bishop who calls it like it is".
    IF some Catholics, have really not heard "the voice" from their pulpit, to put parties aside per se, and Vote Our Catholic Faith, I am truly sorry, saddened, and shocked! IF they have not heard that, and have read this article, then they are now informed, and now know, for which candidate the Church would like their Honest and True conscience to Vote.

    What side is it, of secular politics, that most describes and defines its platform, in coherence with the Gospels of Jesus Christ which is the Gospel of Life? To put it another way: Which candidate most subscribes to the Gospel of Life?

    Who most defends Marriage and the Family?

    Who most goes against the "Dictatorship of Relativism", cited by our Holy Father?

    Which candidate is most against "radical secularism"? May God protect us all! Because it sums up ALL of the above.

    These are the questions one must ask oneself before voting. And, one Must be True in answering the questions and voting. For too long, Catholics have either looked the other way or have been slowly meshing into the populace of secularism. Look what it has done! What WE have done! A little give in here, and a little there, really did not seem very much at the time, that is, until...
    Roe v. Wade came in to start the really (heavy) structural damage of society. Of course, it was not that alone, but a really Good Push against Life, Marriage, Family, Morality and Ethics. Secularism could now grow by leaps and bounds. It was and is, a monster unleashed. And it was not w/o our help. What have I given into over my 64 years? In rearing my children... as well as just a little bit myself, that was more secular than my Faith? Did I agree or say nothing when I should have said something?

    The point is, WE are now at a crossroads. IN Voting our Conscience, WE Do Know Which candidate to choose who most supports Our Faith. In Love and Truth...

  4. Steve Herman
    1 year ago

    Bishop Roger Foys, Covington (KY) Diocese, delivered April homilies to all parishes that this election is about Religious Liberty. At every Mass since April every Covington diocese parish has concluded the Mass praying the PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. Google it.

    Our parish priest during last Sunday's Homily re-emphasized that Catholic teaching cannot be reconciled with the HHS Dept rules that will be enacted in the Fall 2013.

    Bishop Foys’ homily also stated that he will shutdown every diocese Catholic school, all Catholic public ministries [any ministry with paid non-religious staff] and disassociate with all Catholic hospitals if forced by law to cooperate with the intrinsic evil of abortion. He warned
    against falling for the hollow argument that the Church's insurance companies will have to pay for the abortion services, not the Church. This argument was already vetted and rejected.

  5. Theresa H.
    1 year ago

    Yes, we must pray, pray, pray--and our Bishops are also asking for fasting/penance....How I wish our Bishops would also ask all the parishes to go back to saying the "Prayer to St.Michael" after Mass. It would remind us every Sunday that in this world we are engaged daily in a great "battle" and we need the assistance of this Archangel.... This spiritual "battle" never stops: the life of man on earth is a "warfare" (Job 7:1; 2 Cor 10:4) with the "principalities and powers" of this world. (Eph 6:12) Both Bl. Pope JP II--and now Pope Benedict XVI speak of the "culture of death" that we live in today. THAT should give us the "heebie-jeebies!" did we not know that the "battle" is ours to win--if we are willing to "fight the good fight" with the armor of God.

  6. Theresa H.
    1 year ago

    Yes, we must pray, pray, pray--and our Bishops are also asking for fasting/penance....How I wish our Bishops would also ask all the parishes to go back to saying the "Prayer to St.Michael" after Mass. It would remind us every Sunday that in this world we are engaged daily in a great "battle" and we need the assistance of this Archangel.... This spiritual "battle" never stops: the life of man on earth is a "warfare" (Job 7:1; 2 Cor 10:4) with the "principalities and powers" of this world. (Eph 6:12) Both Bl. Pope JP II--and now Pope Benedict XVI speak of the "culture of death" that we live in today. THAT should give us the "heebie-jeebies!" did we not know that the "battle" is ours to win--if we are willing to "fight the good fight" with the armor of God.

  7. abey
    1 year ago

    When it comes to God & Morality, is to say Be not "Contractual" but "Covenantial" the way of God unto man.

  8. techwreck
    1 year ago

    Bishop Daniel Jenky is a moral hero, one of a few among US Catholic bishops to teach about the moral issues that apply to this election. Cardinal George is silent, as are a majority of the USCCB. You can draw your own conclusions about the quality of leadership in the US Catholic Church.

  9. Bill Sr.
    1 year ago



    This is true shepherding by Bishop Jenky, something the Church has had far too little of for far too long a time. He has touched on the very foundations of our faith. In a few words:
    Obedience
    Convictions
    Commitment
    Grave Sin
    Judgment
    Eternity

    God Bless the shepherd who will go after the lost sheep to bare it home on his shoulder rather than to simply whisper to the flock that it is missing or lost.

  10. Thomas
    1 year ago

    I want to voice my support for the leadership of Bishop Jenky, and all that stand against intrinsic evil. If the muddled mined can not see the truth now, they never will.


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