There I was minding my own business when Jill Stanek posted a message to her 'friends' who are misguided into believing we have to earn salvation. And then she quoted somebody who said such a belief places God in our debt.
After What the heck is this? ran through my head, I read the thread. The post and comments were about as 'friendly' to Catholic theology as the friendly gay couples asking us to use our God-given gifts to participate in their wedding.
What's that all about? Is that new?
I have witnessed a little of Jill's prolife work but haven't really paid close attention to the subterfuge. A few weeks back, I did see a publicity stunt in front of Boehner's office tfor hat I thought was class clownish and unproductive to the prolife movement. Later, she gave a minute-by-minute description of what happened to her when she was arrested, which again, came across as sophomoric and out of character with the professionalism in what little I've followed.
Anyhoo, what a lesson on the fruit of obstinance, bad theology, hysteria and urban legends.
They kept asking for Scriptural references to explain our theology that Christ appointed Peter as Pope, ordained twelve apostles, instituted the Sacraments of Eucharist, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick, Penance, Matrimony. When given the resources, they of course, were unable to comprehend.
When citing Catholic theologians and teachings, they would not read the explanations.
Jill accused the Sacrament of Penance in the Catholic Church as "blasphemy".
""Carol, there is so much theologically wrong with your response to Bethany - which included mockery of her statement that only Jesus can cleanse her heart - when you wrote, "Christ... ordained the men to absolve you and left His Body and Blood to cleanse your soul..",,Of course, mere mortals cannot absolve us of our sins. That is blasphemy."
That is quite a bold statement to be willing to make in public as a professional person who works with Catholics. Is Fr. Pavone working with her?
I'd like a list of Catholics who have given her gig a boost. You can email me the link on my profile.
It's time to cut the cord.
n.b. I'm doing a little homework and found this link in which she takes issue for Voris for saying the Protestants are trying to prevent Catholics from evangelizing women on contraception and have consequently become a problem in the prolif movemeent.
She then goes on to say:
the issue of contraception can’t really be brought up because many Protestant pro-lifers either don’t see the connection to abortion or don’t want to, and some Catholics pro-lifers who do see the connection are reluctant to splinter support over the issue.
The problem with her big britches didn't materialize in her trip to the hoosegow, that is for sure.
I actually know thousands of Catholics in the prolife movement who believe and evangelize women about contraception. Productively. I should know because they helped to shed light on my own error on contraception.
Does she think she is running the show?
Skipping down to the comments section I noted a few things.
In her commenting rules, she states:
Blasphemy will not be tolerated.
Kind of an interesting coincidence.
And then this coincidence from a commenter:
March 15, 2015 at 10:42 am
What is this? I thought this site was for Catholic bashing…oh well then I’ll just have to start complaining about the Protestant bashing at this site instead.
and then this comment:
Do whatever you like, but there’s a profound difference between this post and the one that prompted allegations of Catholic-bashing. In the latter post, Jill
1) reposted a demonstrably false story hinting that someone in the Vatican might be behaving reprehensibly,
2) embellished the demonstrably false story by stating as if it were fact that “the Vatican” was behaving reprehensibly, and then
3) posted a weekend question asking why the Vatican was behaving reprehensibly.
Seems we have a little problem that requires more due diligence.