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Editorial: We Do Not Need Conservativism We Need a Classical Christian Revival Comments

I am afraid we will be fooled again if, after this election, we buy the idea that conservatism is the solution to what is needed in this Nation - and in the West. The collapse of Western civilization will not be remedied by conservativism. Political movements alone are inadequate for the task. Continue Reading

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  1. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Thomas. I applaud your heartfelt truth and honesty. I am overjoyed that you wrote it here. You may be an ole timer, but you are one humbled; Gifted, with foresight and thought. Combine all the above together and mix well, you have a man of God. One that is to be respected and listened too. I sadly agree with you. Blessings...

  2. Thomas
    1 year ago

    I'm an old retired white male who goes to church daily. I was taught by my parents and teachers to provide for myself. I'm active in my church. So please forgive me if I sound old fashion. I don't see where 16 trillion in debt taken from my grand kids by the government is charity on the part of progressives. How 47 million people on food stamps is a great social policy. Please give people jobs and dignity, not hand out to make the social progressive feel better, or get another vote.. Letting a baby die after surviving an abortion is considered choice by the president. Check his voting record in the state senate. The HHS mandate, is an evil we will feel soon. The church is being locked out of all charities, if not stop we will be confined to our churches, with no influence in our communities. I ask God, have we loss the ability to think, to LOVE others. I put no trust in any self serving politician, either party. I do read the bible, and trust in Gods Love.

  3. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Robert Burford, I am inclined to agree with you. My common sense? and the Reality that our world is made up of politics tells me that it will not work. Your thought is wonderful. My Faith weak? For sure I need more of it. I am such a worm.

    Just the mere fact, that you brought up what science believes and what we Catholics believe, you acknowledge the proverbial line in the sand Rob speaks of. We are Christian Catholics. We must acknowledge the difference...perhaps that has been part of the problem over the years. Not acknowledging the difference...too much gray. Jesus is not gray. He is Light. Who do you follow? Black/Gray or White/Light?

    And, no Rob, I am not better than they. I draw no line of distinction...except in the quietness of my soul. Praying for their conversion as much as for my own. Blessings...

  4. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Robert Burford, I am inclined to agree with you. My common sense? and the Reality that our world is made up of politics tells me that it will not work. Your thought is wonderful. My Faith weak? For sure I need more of it. I am such a worm.

    Just the mere fact, that you brought up what science believes and what we Catholics believe, you acknowledge the proverbial line in the sand Rob speaks of. We are Christian Catholics. We must acknowledge the difference...perhaps that has been part of the problem over the years. Not acknowledging the difference...too much gray. Jesus is not gray. He is Light. Who do you follow? Black/Gray or White/Light?

    And, no Rob, I am not better than they. I draw no line of distinction...except in the quietness of my soul. Praying for their conversion as much as for my own. Blessings...

  5. Robert Burford
    1 year ago

    I am on some issues both conservative and on others more liberal. One side is never the best way. We need God's way. I have been a part of many renewal movements some Catholic and others Christian. One method stresses our daily examination of conscience. As a society we need to examine our conscience in how we treat our fellow humans. I do not approve of sin but do not condemn the sinner. Our scientific experts will say how normal same sex relationships are but in our heart we know they are not. We know what sacramental marriage is and we know that all life is precious, How do we treat immigrants in our country? We should stop listening to the news media and people like Dr Phil and look to scripture for our renewal. We need God's way in our lives.

  6. Rob
    1 year ago

    Tech, but what I'm wondering is who drew the proverbial line in the sand that said you guys on this side are bad, not Catholic, and you folks on the other side are fine. Who really among us lives the teachings of the church so perfectly that we are not in danger of being these so-called CINO's themselves. Seems to me that Christ having come to heal the sick wants everyone in his church, not the folks who have judged themselves worthy of membership in this club. To make those really broad brush stokes about people is to claim to know their heart, the wounds they have endured in their lives etc.

    Are we not all sinners?

  7. judy claar
    1 year ago

    techwreck, IF, by CINO's, you are referring to those like Joe Biden and the key government group who call themselves Catholic, leading others into sin, or justifying Obama Catholic's beliefs, then I would say "yes". I wonder if there is not yet another group of Catholics??? per our discussion here? And, may I be humble in asking this question, which is my viewpoint...and then, yet another, as to How the Catholic Church perceives it, having removed, as much as I can, the log, or plank, that is in my own eye.

    IS there now two different groups of Catholics regarding CINO's?

    One, would be, what the name implies: Catholics in name Only=Non-Practicing Catholics.
    Two, Of course equates to all the Joe Biden's, in grievous sin, leading some astray, while giving others an excuse to continue on their merry way.

    I am to be concerned about my own affairs. My own sins. Hence, the log in my eyes. And yet, I am to be awake and evangelize. Am I to turn my head always? NO. This issue needs to be addressed, and needs to be addressed Big. How does one evangelize? when the Church turns a blind eye? How do I say one iota to atheists? Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think I would ask a question like this? It must have been the Spirit! Blessings...

  8. rafaelmare
    1 year ago

    @KarlDVH

    Who is demonically influenced now???:

    "How would you feel if the Vatican publicly scolded you?

    In fact, a number of American college professors will now have to answer that for themselves!

    You may recall that three weeks ago, the notoriously anti-Vatican Fr. Richard McBrien—who still teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame—publicly boasted that "progressive" Catholics have found refuge on Catholic campuses, "where the long arms of a bishop cannot reach."

    But the very next week at Notre Dame, the Vatican's "long arm" wagged its finger at Father McBrien and his dying breed of "progressives," declaring them a "grave" threat to the Church!

    Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Pope Benedict's ambassador to the United States, said that certain American professors...


    ...who claim the moniker "Catholic," are often the sources of teachings that conflict with, rather than defend, Catholic teachings in the important public policy issues of the day.

    And he lamented that many of these dissenters...


    ...teach at institutions that hold themselves out to be "Catholic." This, my brothers and sisters, is a grave and major problem that challenges the first freedom of religious liberty and the higher purpose of the human person."

    PROGRESSIVE LIBERALISM IS DEMONIC INFLUENCE!

    CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!!!

  9. techwreck
    1 year ago

    Rob, I don't judge others. As I said, we are all unique and have different political views. But the question is whether or not someone can be a member of Christ's Church if they are not following Christ. I think the answer is obvious.

  10. techwreck
    1 year ago

    Judy, It sounds like you are talking about Catholics and non-Catholics. I think CINOs (Catholics In Name Only) accurately describes what you call "Liberal Catholics".


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