Catholic Conscience

For the past year, Catholic bishops have been running TV ads, commercials, and other media communications concerning the HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty. They relied on the fact that Catholics in this country would vote against President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius on November 6, though they never mentioned in their press releases that voting for Obama would result in every Catholic in this country being forced to violate the teachings of his Church. The bishops told Catholics to vote their conscience this coming November 6. They failed to understand that, within their flock of 60 million Catholics in this country, most could not vote their consciences since they did not have an informed conscience, due to the mixed signals they have received over the past 40 years.

While telling their Catholic faithful to vote against politicians who support contraception, abortion, perverse sexuality, homosexuality, and illicit unions, they have invited those same politicians to speak at Catholic universities and Catholic charities, even going as far as inviting pro-abortion Barack Hussein Obama as the commencement speaker at Notre Dame University and giving him an honorary degree at this prestigious Catholic institution. Nearly 50 million Catholics in this country have a deficiently formed conscience or are baptized pagans who have rejected the Church’s teachings.

I wrote this letter to Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette:

On May 24, 2012, I joined a group of devout Catholics on a pilgrimage to the Cursillo Center in Prairie Rhonde to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Our prayer procession stopped at many churches along the way to pray and adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. One of the churches we stopped at was St. Paul's. After adoring our Lord for a half hour we continued on our pilgrimage. However, my heart was overwhelmed with sadness to know that, in the back of St. Paul's, there was a big picture of President Obama. I was informed that this picture has been up in the back of St. Paul's for five years now.

It is inconceivable how the picture of a man who has been the most rabid pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, and anti-Catholic president in history could have his picture adorned and venerated in the back of a holy Roman Catholic Church. I will be attending our second HHS Mandate rally in Baton Rouge on June 8, 2012. The HHS Mandate inflicted upon Christian institutions by President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius is a judgment on our failure to heed the prophetic warnings of Pope Paul VI in Humanae Vitae. Our failure to teach and implement the truths of Humanae Vitae as a requirement for receiving the Sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Matrimony, has contributed to the current crisis in America.

Please remove the picture of President Obama from St. Paul's Catholic Church, and inform all the parishioners who attend Mass there of the evils perpetrated by this baleful man. The parishioners at St. Paul's need to be catechized on the great crisis facing the Church due to the Obama Administration's HHS Mandate. If the pastor of St. Paul's would like a flyer on the pro-abortion and anti-family record of President Obama, I will gladly supply him with enough for his whole congregation.

Bishop Jarrell replied:

Thank you for your email which makes some very important points. However, it is sometimes difficult for everyone to realize just how significant the election of the first black president is to our black Catholics. I am confident that the pastor of St. Paul’s does not promote the abortion mentality and other objectionable moral positions. It is a statement to young black children that they can be successful in the U.S. They can realize the importance of the presidency without accepting all that he stands for. Perhaps Fr. Seay could explain it himself.

The Diocese of Lafayette is not the only the only diocese in America that has Barack Hussein Obama’s picture adorned in it, as if he were a saint. I have seen his picture in churches throughout America.

I give thanks to Almighty God for the thousands of holy and faithful bishops and priests in this country who are martyrs for their courageous stand in defending the teachings of the Church, and are maligned by the scandalous Judases both within and without the Church. We will stand united in living our holy Catholic faith against the onslaught of possessed despots like Barack Hussein Obama.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,

Richard Mahoney

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