Last week I wrote a post when the news of the HHS mandate broke. You might recall that the bishops were shocked - just shocked! - when the Messiah Most Miserable knifed us all in the back. Why they were surprised is anyone's guess, as we've been warning them all along that if you get too close to a chained dog, it might bite. Today my friend Stephanie Block had a similar piece posted on Speroforum; please take a look.
I had begun to entertain hopes that the bishops might finally be wising up to the progressive moles in their midst and moving to eliminate them. Silly me!! Such dreams seem not to be!
Comes now the news that the USCCB is starting a fasting program on Fridays. However, this is a First Fridays for Food Security Fast. If any is so gullible as to follow this, they will "fast" by eating according to the USDA Modified Thrifty Food Plan (whatever happened to fish on Fridays?)!
On the second page, we see the obligatory homage given to the "climate change/global warming" myth. We are even urged to "take the St Francis Pledge". They must not have gotten the memo about Cycle 25, but I don't want to digress too much!
Now why, oh why, did they announce this goofiness just now? Is it because Lent is not too far away, and they're trying to gin us up for another "lenten carbon fast"? Or... Could it be an attempt of the progressive puppet-string-holders in the USCCB to mollify Obama and friends by showing them that despite all the "tough talk" by some bishops, that they are in control and that they still remain good little lemmings of the left? With all of the obvious serious problems going on now, why else would they spew forth this bile?
Maybe it's just because old habits are hard to break. However, if the bishops are serious about standing up to the Messiah Most Miserable, they will do some thorough house-cleaning at the USCCB and toss out all the progressive trojan horses that undermine authentic Catholic teaching and action.