Reactions to Bishops Reactions to Chaos at the Capital

Reactions to Bishops Reactions to Chaos at the Capital January 8, 2021

This is just a trendy topic to write about and seeing I’m just confined to my room with Covid, why not.

My wife tested negative and I hope that it stay that way.

The National Catholic Register put out this article.

Bishops React to Chaos at the Capitol in Statements and Tweets
“We fervently pray for peace and for God’s protection over our country, our lawmakers, and all those in harm’s way this terrible day.”

It elicited responses like this…

Chaos at the Capital? No burning & looting? All I saw was police swinging & fighting at people over their barriers. Where was this police force this Summer when people were looting & burning? Evil is winning over the good. The swamp is back!

Bishop should just concentrate on preaching the Holy truth.

And this comment.

What was terrible about it? A handful of antifa idiots stormed the building while tens of thousands peacefully protested. The bishops are worthless. Where are our martyrs willing to do the right thing?

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My thoughts are that…

I’m saddened to see my fellow Catholics fail to admit that…

1. Those really are Trump supporters causing chaos.

I just saw a Video of some Antifa being dropped off near White House. Was the crowds salted with BLM and Antifa to lead the charge and stir up crowd to attack the Capital. They needed to hide the election and get Trump out of the way. Mission Accomplished. – Catholic Commenter.

Special Coverage Of Violent Protests At US Capitol | 89.3 KPCC

Another FB friend wrote…

I support Trump. Trump supporters did not riot. It was BLM and Antifa dressed as Trump supporters (photos of some of the rioters have been traced back to antifa website photos). I now realize that many were watching mainstream media, and believing their false narrative. This was staged by the democratic party.

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.

Those who are more concerned with the ideology of who did what are the problem.
Stand against violence. PERIOD. This is just like over the summer when people were more concerned if it was the alt-right in costume doing stuff.
WHO CARES. Arrest the little #$%@s and throw the damn book at them.
End it. -A Catholic Commentator

Some popular ideas circulating online recently include this claim…

Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as part of “antifa.” The claims feed into an unfounded conspiracy theory that anti-fascist activists in disguise orchestrated the event.

Someone else said…

Bishops are partly responsible. Only a select few can be respected or trusted. – Catholic Commentator.

It is good to remember that…

2. The bishops are right in denouncing this mob violence and asking for prayers.

“The Gospel itself is a full-throated and stern warning against mob action. If institutions of order & lawful transitions of authority are systematically deconstructed & trampled upon by factional self-interests, it leads to just that, a mob. Let the elected govern.”- Bishop Daniel E. Flores (Brownsville, Texas)

Let’s not forget that…

3. The Protesters breached our country’s capital, something that is usually considered an act of war. Something the British did back in the war of 1812. Would be terrorists will look at incidents like that and conclude that was..

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As you read above some people have such a hatred for democrats that people actually think…

The Democrats are responsible for this! The relentless hatred and division they promoted everyday for 4 long years and then stealing the election….it was all just too much! – Catholic Commenter

But remember that…

4. This is not the Bishop’s fault, not the Dems Fault, but it is TRUMP’S FAULT. He is the ringleader of all this.

Just for the record I’m not a anti-Trump guy. I’m sort of neutral towards him in general. This post from fellow Patheos writer Jennifer Fitz almost made me want to vote for him.  But I didn’t vote for him or for Biden. I have concerns about his policies on the pro-life front. But with Trump I can’t ignore all the events that have transpired since the election. His refusal to concede like his predecessors over the years is unprecedented.

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