Wednesday, March 11, 2009

State to Oversee Church????

{Yes, I will try to blog "life" later today. I'm busy living it...but I need to record it for my great-grandchildren. ::snort:: }

Have you heard about the proposed law in CT to govern the Catholic Church? Here's a quote:

The proposed bill, which would take power from Catholic priests and bishops and
turn it over to parishioners, The bill would create lay councils of seven to 13
people to oversee the finances of local parishes, relegating Catholic pastors
and bishops to an advisory role.

You can go here, to read the full article. Jared and I first heard about this story on the Laura Ingraham show on Monday. Since Monday, the Catholic church, and others, have mobilized and held rallies at the state capital. The lawmakers have tabled the bill for this "session". Nevertheless, a planned rally is going to continue for Friday. You can find details here. If you are in the area, please consider attending.

This infuriated Jared and I. Why? Where is the ACLU? Where are the familiar cries of separation of church and state (which is honestly mislabeled 99% of the time)? It appears when we HAVE a clear cut case of the state imposing legislation on the church, the ACLU isn't that concerned....all of a sudden Americans aren't concerned about the separation of Church and State. Why has CT had laws for over 140 years legislating a CHURCH without any outcry?

I've been hearing of the rallies and such out in CA against the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church and many Protestant Churches by those in favor of the "marriage amendment". These folks have no problem rallying, protesting, standing up for their beliefs. I'm proud of the Catholic church and others in CT who STOOD UP this time to the encroachment of the state into church affairs.

In these days, more than ever, I believe it is important for us to "stay on our toes" and to get involved....or else we may see our values, our way of life, our religious liberties swept away.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Jen's Whimsical Life said...

I just told Michael last night... "I wish everyone that was against all of this nonsense that has happened since the inauguration would got march in Washington."

Problem is, most of us "conservatives" are not "troublemakers". We're the ones going about our lives in an honest and responsible manner. Submitting to authority instead of challenging it at every turn.

I really agree though. UNLESS we all do something, our lives will be profoundly changed forever. And very, very swiftly it seems as our democratic government is wasting no time and taking advantage of our radical President!

Renee said...

I was born and raised a Catholic in CT; living there for 24 years. I am outraged over this and wish I was still a voting citizen of CT because I would have shared more than my two cents.

Anonymous said...

wow! that's ridiculous!

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