The first is a post on our friend Judie Brown from the American Life League castigating Chris Korzen and Catholics United.
Judie Brown's response:
'Catholics United has verbally excoriated the Family Research Council's factual campaign to expose the sordid pro-death underbelly of the Obama health care plan. By doing this Catholics United has united itself to those who promote evil acts like abortion and euthanasia while denying they are doing so. No single person or entity should call itself Catholic while embracing philosophies and actions that are the antithesis of Catholic teaching.
'I would recommend to Mr. Korzen, who speaks for Catholics United, that he understand that many of us have seen the actions of, while hearing the words of, President Obama, and have found an absolute disconnect between the two. Perhaps Mr. Korzen should pay closer attention. American Life League urges him to apologize to the leadership of the Family Research Council. As a practicing Catholic who is proud of her faith and her Church's teaching on the dignity of the human person, I will be apologizing to FRC for the shameful statements Catholics United has made because such statements are an insult not only to Catholics but to people of all faiths.'
The second post is about Stephen Brady of Roman Catholic Faithful. I wasn't tapped into Steve's work very closely but I know that he worked very hard at uprooting apostasy, liturgical abuses and corruption - and did so through many personal hardships and tragedies. Steve is throwing in the towel after coming to the conclusion that the corruption inside of the Church goes from the top to the bottom, believes we've done everything we can possibly do and It is essentially - gone.
'Today I am even more convinced of what I wrote back then. The recent horror of watching the University of Notre Dame honor America's abortionist-in-chief, Barack Obama, and the accompanying silence from the Vatican, demonstrates convincingly that the conciliar church is corrupt from top to bottom. I cannot in good conscience commit financial resources to 'rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic' in the conciliar church. For this reason, I have decided to dissolve RCF.I actually didn't realize Brady subscribed to the "failure to consecrate" meme. Pope John Paul II fulfilled this request, numerous times - -I believe in 1982, 1983, 1984 and then went out of his way just before the millennium to, once again, entrust the entire world to Mary.
'I hope that, by the grace of God, I have done some good in the years I was president of RCF. I cannot tell you how blessed I was to work with many heroically-struggling priests and lay men and women, moms and dads.
'As the darkening clouds envelop the world today, it is clear to me that no mere human effort can save the Church. That role has been assigned by Our Lord to His mother, our mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. We know from the approved Marian apparitions at Fatima, Akita and Quito that Our Lady is destined to save the Church and mankind at a time when the world is enslaved in sin. Our Lady revealed to Sister Lucy that the pope and all the bishops must together consecrate Russia to her sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. As of this moment, the world stands in great peril of an 'annihilation' of certain nations because Our Lady's request has not been obeyed.
'I believe our work as RCF has gone as far as it can go. For those who have had ears to hear, you know what must be done: Pray for the pope that he will command this requested consecration, a consecration that will bring world peace and restore Holy Mother Church. Pray the rosary every day. Attend the Traditional Latin Mass. Receive the Sacraments frequently. Wear Our Lady's scapular.'
I don't get it.
In any event, I think Steve's comments state of corruption inside of the Church is something that I've struggled with - and although I do not go so far as to say the Pope is involved - I think the corruption inside is very widespread and I have to concede his characterization is pretty close to the bullseye as far as I'm concerned.
God's blessings upon Steve and his family.