According to Pew Research statistics, 23.9% of Americans are Catholics. Basically, one in four Americans supposedly walks the American landscape with the Eucharist in their heart, the Scriptures on their lips, and the Apostles mission in their plans. Think again.
"They were quick to stray from the way their fathers had taken, and did not follow their example of obedience to the commandments of the LORD." Judges 2:11-19
Out of this very influential voter block came a Catholic majority which twice voted for Barack Obama. Understandably, voting for a Presidential candidate isn't a simple proposition, as candidates on both sides offer strengths and weaknesses. Yet, the Catholic decision to endorse Obama as President ratified the American Catholic movement as freely, and willfully, moving toward apostasy. If this sounds harsh, and overtly right wing, please feel free to dissect the political implications, and tell me where the apostasy, and idolatry, doesn't exist. Under the Obama administration, though we have seen a 5% dip in abortions--largely due to individual states abortion restrictions--the abortion industry has received more federal support--both fiscal and emotional--than can be recounted in recent memory. Never before has a President overtly attacked religious freedom as has been instituted, as of the first of this month, in the HHS mandate. Gay marriage, moreover, has reached historical precedents through a left-radical push, endorsed by an administration which is overtly against established religious authority. And contraception, in Plan B, has become more than a moral issue, as it has been inculcated into a larger political battering ram, tearing down Constitutional and moral-ethical American Tradition.
Recapping, a majority of American Catholics have endorsed abortion, religious persecution, gay 'marriage,' contraception, and government tyranny.
Long ago, American Catholics joined the ranks of the Democratic party in order to fight for fair labor practices in necessary union protection. Past Catholic-Democratic affiliation was understandable as the Democratic party used to be the party which promoted care for the truly poor and truly legal immigrant. But times have changed, and so has the Democratic party.
"They served their idols, which became a snare for them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons." Psalm 106:34-37, 39-40, 43-44
Catholics, who are currently Democrats, must look in the mirror and see who is standing behind them. More than likely, the Democratic American Catholic has a demon breathing over his, or her, shoulder. No longer is the Democratic party the party of the poor, but the party which entitles the poor to stay poor. Democrats, moreover, are no longer the party of legal immigration, now seeking votes so desperately as to enlist the support of illegal entrants to our nation--to the inconvenience of those waiting legally. But worst of all, in this Democratic analysis, is the Democratic American Catholic who sacrifices their sons and daughters to abortion, their daughters to Plan B, their sons and daughters to relativism, and secularism, where marriage can be 'gay,' and may be so much 'more' in the future.
Demons, and Democrats, and American Catholicism mix like oil and water. Nevertheless, many American Catholics still stir the pot in hopes of an unholy union.
Now, apart from the Democratic issue, all American Catholics share in this unholy indictment: "And Jesus replied, 'You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; honor your father and your mother; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Putting aside Jesus' call to the rich young man to give all that he has to the poor, and considering the fact that not everyone is called to a 'religious' vocation as defined by the Church, we are all called to observe Jesus' above mentioned commands. And, with a deeper understanding in the Beatitudes, we must admit our faults and sins. American Catholics 'kill' in far too many violent movies and video games. Americans Catholics shamefully commit 'adultery' in far too many sensuous television shows and magazine ads. American Catholics 'steal' by wasting so much when so many people have so little. American Catholics 'bear false witness' by endorsing, through viewership, all the media coverage of 'juicy' scandals. American Catholics forget to 'honor' their 'father and mother' when we acquiesce to political 'change' which destroys Constitutional freedoms--fought for through the blood and sweat of previous generations. And finally, American Catholics can all agree that we don't 'love our neighbor as ourselves' as we should through the Eucharistic Love showered upon us by our Almighty Father above.