“I woke up this morning and the Church was the shizz.” – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic…

“I woke up this morning and the Church was the shizz.” – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic… February 10, 2012

… Marc’s right, of course. The HHS mandate, and the *cough cough* “compromise” to the mandate, has only invigorated us to rebel even further. Catholicism is, after all, the punk rock of religions.

Marc writes, “…we have been rudely placed in the position of rebellion, and of the advocation of civil disobedience. To those who understand the teachings of the Church, this rebellion is nothing new, it has just been suddenly and fantastically stuck in the public eye. (Thank you, Department of Health and Human Services.) The Church already rebels against the twin monsters Socialism and Capitalism in her teachings, and strives instead after the principles of subsidiarity, in which the human person is neither an economic tool nor a cog in the machine. The Church already calls us to rebel against the culture of death, against abortion — of course — but with equal fervor against euthanasia, unjust war, the unjust use of the death penalty, suicide, terrorism, and any attacks on life… Once you begin the radical task of defending Her right to practice what She preaches, you can’t help but notice how excellent that preaching is. ”

Even my son, of nine tender years, remarked that he couldn’t help but notice that it’s a very exciting time to be a Catholic.


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  • Tanya

    is it wrong that I wanna yell, “F- Yeah!”  I almost never get fired up as much as I’m fired up about this. This admin can suck it. I am so done playing nice-nice. I’m in the temple flipping over the money tables, sister.

  • Exciting times indeed. As much as I have ignored politics in the past, I have to say that this has got me fired up as well….even if my opinions and Facebook status updates aren’t the most popular among my circles. The idea that I can’t back down over this makes it all the more badass. *Pictures self as a soldier of Gondor defending her city from the oncoming Nazgul attacks.*  For God! For freedom! For all that is good and Catholic!

  • drea916

    I agree with everyone else’s comments. I’m usually not terribly involved with politics, except in regards to the life issues (or marriage) but this issue has me posting like crazy on my facebook. I’ve also written and emailed many politicans. Our family is discussing this topic (they aren’t in agreement with the Church, but for the State to tell the Church they have to pay for it- it does have them pissed off.)

    I’m reminded of that scene in Lord of the Rings when Frodo is talking to Kate Blanchet’s character. She say something along the lines of: “It is later than you think.” and “good and evil is on the edge of a sword” My paraphrasing doesn’t do them justice, but if you’ve seen the movie, I think you know what I’m talking about.

  • Manny

    I wish the times weren’t so exciting.  This fight is going to be hard and drawn out.  But fight we must and we must defeat Obama come November.  That is the ultimate solution.