Thursday, March 4, 2010

VOTF's attack on the church

Sometimes the morning news is the best place to find stuff to blog about, even if it's outrageous and makes you shake your head while questioning the sanity of one's fellow Catholics.

Every Catholic should know by now about the rotten bill, Raised Bill 1098, that was defeated in the Connecticut legislatures that would have forced the Church to hand over parishes in Connecticut to lay control, and in the process violating the Church's First Amendment rights to freedom of religion without government interference.

What most probably don't know is that this bill is based on the agenda of dissenter groups like Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), who for years have been attempted to undermine the Church by undermining the authority of the hierarchy and promoting views contrary to sound Catholic teaching.  I could list them all, but I don't want to produce a wall of text on my blog.

RB 1098 was almost exactly like VOTF proposals to "reform" parish leadership by taking it out of the hands of the parish priest, where it belongs, and putting into the hands of "lay run parish councils", in addition to such things as popular election of term-limited priests and bishops.

The rotten fruits of dissent are on full display with these folks.

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