Wisdom on Windshields
On November 14, 2007, the USCCB let loose with “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility.” It can be read here. It is horrible. Read sections 25-29, and see how things go downhill at section 29. Section 29 appears to be a sanctimonious screed designed to scold those who focus on the life issues, as Pope John Paul II exhorted us to do in Evangelium Vitae.
At section 42, we see displayed the confused (and perhaps dissident) thinking of powers-that-be at the USCCB. It proclaims that “as Catholics we are not single issue voters”. Oh yes we are, if that single issue involves the right to life. It gets worse when it states that “yet a candidate’s position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil , such as support for legal abortion or the promotion of racism may legitimately lead a voter to disqualify a candidate from receiving support.” Notice what is in italics. That is prima facae evidence that some at the USCCB hold racism and abortion to be of equal weight. Granted, they are both evil, but the horrors of abortion far outweigh those of racism.
Section 87 demonstrates that the USCCB has been suckered into the global warming scam of the liberals.
In trying to remove emphasis on the five non-negotiable life issues (i.e., abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, cloning, homosexual activity), the USCCB portrays as more acceptable the liberals who dissent from the Church on the life issues, but conform with the USCCB on those issues of lesser weight. This is unacceptable.
So what can we do about this? Are we totally helpless in the face of this obfuscation of Catholic social teaching being force-fed to unsuspecting Catholics in the pew? By no means – which brings us now to a tool to help combat the confusion that will result. We call it Wisdom on Windshields. Now here’s the official announcement that you can use if you wish to promote this. Here goes!
Catholics! Are you flummoxed to see Obama bumper strips on cars in the parking lot of your Catholic church? Are you even more speechless when cars belonging to members of your parish council, teachers of the CCD or (God forbid!) clergy sport Hillary or Kerry stickers? Perhaps the offending stickers are those of equally anti-life local candidates. You might have wanted to take them aside to show them the error of their ways. However, you were rushing into Mass and didn’t want to be late. Or perhaps you didn’t know who owned the car with its offensive bumper strip (or car-top sign). So that you can perform several of the Works of Mercy towards that individual, we are proud to announce the Wisdom on Windshields flyer. Yes, you can download it here. We suggest that you print it in color and carry them with you in your own car; you’ll never know when some poor ignorant soul needs a discreet dose of truth left on their windshield. We deliberately left the name of the politician blank so that it can be used in different elections. Don’t forget – in two years, we elect new state and county officials; we hope and pray that we elect a new governor. Moreover, in two years, we hope to replace the entire pro-gay, pro-abortion socialistic cabal that currently infests the elected offices of the Montgomery County MD government. This tool should help in that effort. So again, download the “Wisdom on the Windshields”, save it to your own computers and print as necessary.
A note to our out-of-area comrades – you are free to use Wisdom on Windshields as you wish. You may wish to use the language on different letterhead, as your local dissidents and politicians will not be inclined to pay too much attention to an out-of-area piece of literature.