Thursday, September 3, 2009

When Progressives Attack

The liberals over at TIME magazine (in partnership with CNN, go figure) have set their sights on the Diocese of Scranton and Bishop Martino. They have written a rather lop-sided article where they have done their best to make his Excellence appear to be some crazy extremist out of step with the Church.

Several ridiculous assertions are made, including that Rome and the Obongo administration are in cahoots, that Bishops do not have authority to question Catholic institutions within their own Diocese, and that the USCCB is in charge of individual Bishops. They also mistakenly assert that Francis Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is Bishop Martino's BOSS. He isn't.

Here's the problem with progressives in the Church. They are well aware of Church teaching. In order to change the "oppressive" Church from within, they have to know the doctrine. Haven't you ever noticed when they attack a Churchman or a particular doctrine they apply today's progressive thoughts and ideologies to show how out of touch the Church is?

Multiple tactics are used in the shameless attacks on Mother Church, and this article is just another way the progressives hope to reshape the Church to their liking.

And we have to fight back. This blog will serve as a valuable resource to help you come to Mother Church's defense, as all true members of the Church Militant should.

Go read the Time article and come back for comments. We will discuss.


Anonymous said...

Stop copying WDTPRS.

Ultra Trad

Anonymous said...

You know what Sir Rockin One:

If I got a write up in a well respected (even though it is liberal) national magazine for being pro-life, I would be honored, even if it was spun in a negative light.

There are a lot worse things the Liberal Drive By Media could be writting about.

Name: Guess who? Who is the only poster on your blog to call you "Sir Rockin One?"

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Ultra Trad,

The article from TIME magazine was written about MY Bishop and MY Diocese. What would you like me to write about? Did you read the article? What did you get out of it?

Reading comprehension is something we can all learn, it is not a talent reserved for Father Z.

When I cite an article, I like for my readers to read it for themselves and discuss. Usually I briefly detail how I see it. Other times, I just ask them to read it on their own.

But if you say I'm "copying WDTPRS", you must be right.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Rockin' Traddy said...


I know of at least one priest in particular with the grace and wisdom to refer to me as "Sir"...

Jimbo said...

The story is much simpler than what anyone has been writing about. The Bishop's resignation and the flock rebellion have very little or nothing to do with abortion rights. I'm from Scranton. There are ethnic churches and bars on every corner (Polish, Italian, Russian, Irish, etc.) The Polish people don't go to the Irish church and vice versa. The economy of Scranton has tanked. The population is shrinking and aging. There are no more priests coming through the pipeline. The Bishop has been closing and consilidating the cash-starved ethnic churches and schools, and grandma and grandpa rebelled. No one will give to the Bishop's appeal when their favorite church is being closed, and their favorite priest has been transferred. The Bishop was forced out by the flock (and I wonder if he was told to resign because revenues are down!).