For this y'all get a well deserved Clapping up high, and a Amen!
You don’t have to be Catholic to understand & appreciate this. It would be great if all picked up the ball, & ran with it, defending our own faith.
WOW! This is absolutely the best Catholic Commercial I believe I have ever seen.
Clearly, our Catholic leadership has taken the gloves off and are helping to defend the faith as requested by the Holy Father! Finally!!
"Test of Fire"
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Strange how so many Catholics supported Obama care, helped get it in place, but are now unhappy with it. I guess they listened to Catholic Nancy Pelosi, when she said we need to pass it, so we can see what is in it. Of course universal health care is in line with Roman Catholic social doctrine and teaching, never mind how it's paid for. So now that they got it in place, I guess it is time to make it what they really wanted it to be in the first place, the implementation of Roman Catholic social doctrine and teaching, not Obama care.
Commendable as the commercial is, once this beast is given the momentum it needs to implement it's political goals and aspirations, I am afraid it will go far beyond the admirable aims of this commercial. This country is already suffering severely under the financial weight of the implementation of wealth and natural resource redistribution called for by Roman Catholic social doctrine and teaching by Catholic politicians upon us without our permission or knowledge. The world has already seen what Rome has to offer, when she gains the power and reigns of government, it is an extremely ugly picture. A word or two from the book The Great Controversy -
When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the State to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result. (The Great Controversy 1888, Page 445)
Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul, and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of Spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of Spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.(The Great Controversy 1888, Page 588)
Among the more admirable things Rome wants to establish for the common good of course, is Sunday sacredness by law.
9. To these rights Pope Leo XIII adds another right regarding the condition of the working class, one which I wish to mention because of its importance: namely, the right to discharge freely one's religious duties. The Pope wished to proclaim this right within the context of the other rights and duties of workers, notwithstanding the general opinion, even in his day, that such questions pertained exclusively to an individual's private life. He affirms the need for Sunday rest so that people may turn their thoughts to heavenly things and to the worship which they owe to Almighty God.28 No one can take away this human right, which is based on a commandment;
in the words of the Pope: "no man may with impunity violate that human dignity which God himself treats with great reverence", and consequently, the State must guarantee to the worker the exercise of this freedom.
It would not be mistaken to see in this clear statement a springboard for the principle of the right to religious freedom, which was to become the subject of many solemn International Declarations and Conventions,30 as well as of the Second Vatican Council's well-known Declaration and of my own repeated teaching.31 In this regard, one may ask whether existing laws and the practice of industrialized societies effectively ensure in our own day the exercise of this basic right to Sunday rest.
Besides wages, various social benefits intended to ensure the life and health of workers and their families play a part here. The expenses involved in health care, especially in the case of accidents at work, demand that medical assistance should be easily available for workers, and that as far as possible it should be cheap or even free of charge. Another sector regarding benefits is the sector associated with the right to rest. In the first place this involves a regular weekly rest comprising at least Sunday,
and also a longer period of rest, namely the holiday or vacation taken once a year or possibly in several shorter periods during the year. A third sector concerns the right to a pension and to insurance for old age and in case of accidents at work. Within the sphere of these principal rights, there develops a whole system of particular rights which, together with remuneration for work, determine the correct relationship between worker and employer. Among these rights there should never be overlooked the right to a working environment and to manufacturing processes which are not harmful to the workers' physical health or to their moral integrity. (Laborem exercens)CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
2188 In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all
, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church's holy days as legal holidays.
They have to give everyone a public example of prayer, respect, and joy and defend their traditions as a precious contribution to the spiritual life of society. If a country's legislation or other reasons require work on Sunday, the day should nevertheless be lived as the day of our deliverance which lets us share in this "festal gathering," this "assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven." 17-February-2009 -- Catholic News Agency
Bishops Back Proposed E.U. Law on Sunday Rest
Brussels, Belgium, Feb 16, 2009 (CNA).- The secretariat of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community has welcomed a proposed EU law that would safeguard Sunday as a day of rest from work.
According to L’Osservatore Romano, the secretariat issued a statement praising the measure proposed by five EU parliamentarians to recognize the value of “Sunday rest as part of the ‘cultural patrimony’ and ‘European social model’.