Saying What Our Bishops Are Afraid To Say

 

Harrison Butker is the place kicker for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. He is also a Catholic and a husband, two things that the woke mob detests. He also just delivered the commencement address at Benedictine College, a small Catholic school in Atchison, Kansas that has really riled the woke mob. Why? Because he spoke the truths that our faith teaches. Here are a few of the (apparently) offensive things he said in that speech:

  • “Abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia as well as a growing support for degenerate cultural values and media all stem from the pervasiveness of disorder.”
  • “Our own nation is led by a man who publicly and proudly proclaims his Catholic faith but at the same time is delusional enough to make the sign of the cross during a pro-abortion rally.”
  • “To the gentleman here today, part of what plagues our society is this lie that has been told to you that men are not necessary in the home or in our communities. As men, we set the tone of the culture. And when that is absent disorder, dysfunction and chaos set in this absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation.”

But what probably was most offensive to the woke feminists was this:

  • “I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you, how many of you are sitting here now about to cross the stage, and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you’re going to get in your career. Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world. But I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world. I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say that her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and as a mother.”

On cue, the NFL has come out and distanced itself from Butker, saying that his views are not those of the NFL and that the NFL is committed to inclusion. This is the typical effeminate response expected from a liberal organization. The NFL is full of thugs, wife-beaters, serial sexual-harassment perpetrators, etc., etc.

Not to be outdone, change.org has started a petition to cancel Butker.

Praise God for men like Butker who are unafraid to speak the truth. Are you listening, American bishops?

The speech:

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  1. Scott Wilmot Member
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    This shows the juxtaposition of our culture:

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  2. Susan Quinn Member
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    What an honorable and courageous man, Scott! Thanks for sharing this story.

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    We have too many “churches of nice” and we need the Catholic Church to knock that off and to start leading us back from the wickedness that permeates society.

    Leave it to an engineering grad and a guy that kicks a ball between pipes to be the truthteller of our age.   Ben Shapiro spent most of today’s podcast on this speech.  Ben found a *lot* to like.

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  4. Scott Wilmot Member
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    The ignorance on display on Twitter is quite amazing – and as one has pointed out – this most likely stems from the fact that the two most prominent Catholic politicians in our country (Biden and Pelosi) are both pro-abortion and pro-LGBT and are allowed by the bishops to spew their nonsense without consequence.

    Here are two good examples – I could go on and on posting these tweets but you get the picture.

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  5. Scott Wilmot Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    We have too many “churches of nice” and we need the Catholic Church to knock that off and to start leading us back from the wickedness that permeates society.

    Leave it to an engineering grad and a guy that kicks a ball between pipes to be the truthteller of our age. Ben Shapiro spent most of today’s podcast on this speech. Ben found a *lot* to like.

    Great comment Don. The Church of nice reaps what it sows. Wonderful to hear that Ben Shapiro was talking about this.

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  6. Django Member
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    Something I said twelve years ago is still valid. I worked with a woman who said that the Church had to change its teaching on some things or it would be lost and forgotten. Of course she was talking about homosexual marriage and abortion. I made the comment that if the Church is rooted in eternity as it claims, it can’t be lost, but that the world can be. She never again talked about those subjects with me. 

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  7. Percival Thatcher
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    Scott Wilmot: On cue, the NFL has come out and distanced itself from Butker, saying that his views are not those of the NFL and that the NFL is committed to inclusion.

    … except you rotten Christers.

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  8. Scott Wilmot Member
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    @ScottWilmot

    A very good letter from Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.

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  9. Scott Wilmot Member
    Scott Wilmot
    @ScottWilmot

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  10. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Scott Wilmot: On cue, the NFL has come out and distanced itself from Butker, saying that his views are not those of the NFL and that the NFL is committed to inclusion.

    “inclusion” except if the NFL doesn’t like you. 

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  11. JoelB Member
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    This brings to mind the book of Daniel, which I have been reading as part of my daily Bible study. In the United States we have not yet had to face a fiery furnace or a den of lions. Men who will stand up and do what is right according to the word of God can still make a difference. It might only take a few to do this and turn the course of a nation. God can do amazing things through men of  faith and courage. No more “Church of Nice”. 

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  12. Scott Wilmot Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    This brings to mind the book of Daniel, which I have been reading as part of my daily Bible study. In the United States we have not yet had to face a fiery furnace or a den of lions. Men who will stand up and do what is right according to the word of God can still make a difference. It might only take a few to do this and turn the course of a nation. God can do amazing things through men of faith and courage. No more “Church of Nice”.

    Well said.

    Your comment reminds me of this quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

    Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and your religious act like religious. – Fulton J. Sheen

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  13. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    This brings to mind the book of Daniel, which I have been reading as part of my daily Bible study. In the United States we have not yet had to face a fiery furnace or a den of lions. Men who will stand up and do what is right according to the word of God can still make a difference. It might only take a few to do this and turn the course of a nation. God can do amazing things through men of faith and courage. No more “Church of Nice”.

    Well said.

    Your comment reminds me of this quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

    Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and your religious act like religious. – Fulton J. Sheen

    I am going to write the NFL right now, as I hope do millions of other women, to say “So you think it OK to insult wives and mothers?”

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  14. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    This shows the juxtaposition of our culture:

    Those Kelce brothers are so overexposed. Sick of seeing them everywhere, acting stupid.

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  15. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    This shows the juxtaposition of our culture:

    What kinda beer was it?

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  16. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Something I said twelve years ago is still valid. I worked with a woman who said that the Church had to change its teaching on some things or it would be lost and forgotten. Of course she was talking about homosexual marriage and abortion. I made the comment that if the Church is rooted in eternity as it claims, it can’t be lost, but that the world can be. She never again talked about those subjects with me.

    I like what Calvin Coolidge said about the constitution

    About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

    If homosexuality is evil than it is evil for all time. If abortion is evil than it is evil for all time. I think the Catholic Church is wrong of course but at least the Catholic Church attempts eternity rather than going with whatever the current thing is. 

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  17. Doug Watt Member
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    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

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  18. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

    Define self-seeker.

    • #18
  19. Django Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Something I said twelve years ago is still valid. I worked with a woman who said that the Church had to change its teaching on some things or it would be lost and forgotten. Of course she was talking about homosexual marriage and abortion. I made the comment that if the Church is rooted in eternity as it claims, it can’t be lost, but that the world can be. She never again talked about those subjects with me.

    I like what Calvin Coolidge said about the constitution.

    About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

    If homosexuality is evil than it is evil for all time. If abortion is evil than it is evil for all time. I think the Catholic Church is wrong of course but at least the Catholic Church attempts eternity rather than going with whatever the current thing is.

    A church that goes with “whatever the current thing is” is just another social organization, a feel-good society, and should be regarded with contempt. Strangely, I’ve had people who regard themselves as Christian tell me that “sin” is an outmoded concept. I let it slide, but the correct response would have been, “Then WTAF did your Savior die for?” 

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  20. Django Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

    I don’t understand that. Maybe his life was miserable, and maybe the lives of most people are. I have experienced pain and loss, but on the whole my life has been joyful. If there is nothing beyond the grave, I will still die grateful for having lived. Now, an excruciatingly painful and lingering death might make me reconsider, but maybe my luck will last a bit longer. 

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  21. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

    I don’t understand that. Maybe his life was miserable, and maybe the lives of most people are. I have experienced pain and loss, but on the whole my life has been joyful. If there is nothing beyond the grave, I will still die grateful for having lived. Now, an excruciatingly painful and lingering death might make me reconsider, but maybe my luck will last a bit longer.

    Well my life has been mostly pain so it would have been better for me to never have been born at all. I mean it just makes logical sense. What is there to get?

     

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  22. Django Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

    I don’t understand that. Maybe his life was miserable, and maybe the lives of most people are. I have experienced pain and loss, but on the whole my life has been joyful. If there is nothing beyond the grave, I will still die grateful for having lived. Now, an excruciatingly painful and lingering death might make me reconsider, but maybe my luck will last a bit longer.

    Well my life has been mostly pain so it would have been better for me to never have been born at all. I mean it just makes logical sense. What is there to get?

     

    I have no answer for you. If God never spoke to you and never gave you an answer, that’s on His shoulders. 

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  23. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):
    I am going to write the NFL right now, as I hope do millions of other women, to say “So you think it OK to insult wives and mothers?”

    The wife of the Chiefs owner has posted something supporting Butker.   When the owner’s wife has your back, your job is secure.  

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  24. Steve Fast Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

    I don’t understand that. Maybe his life was miserable, and maybe the lives of most people are. I have experienced pain and loss, but on the whole my life has been joyful. If there is nothing beyond the grave, I will still die grateful for having lived. Now, an excruciatingly painful and lingering death might make me reconsider, but maybe my luck will last a bit longer.

    Well my life has been mostly pain so it would have been better for me to never have been born at all. I mean it just makes logical sense. What is there to get?

    I’m really sad to read that. I don’t know what else I can say, but I wish I could say something to you that would help.

     

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  25. RufusRJones Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):
    We have too many “churches of nice” and we need the Catholic Church to knock that off and to start leading us back from the wickedness that permeates society.

    Minneapolis had a talkshow host, Jason Lewis. One of the most interesting things he ever suggested was to subscribe to all of the United Church of Christ emails. lol Those people are out of their minds. 

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  26. RufusRJones Member
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    This shows the juxtaposition of our culture:

     

    Those Kelce brothers are so overexposed. Sick of seeing them everywhere, acting stupid.

    1,000,000,000%

    #NoValueAdded 

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  27. RufusRJones Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Great post, thank you. When I go to Mass and see families with their children my first thought is their parents are generous. Generous in their love for the children, and in turn their children will be generous when they become adults.

    There are lot of distractions in the world, but faith, families, and friends teach us that if we cannot preserve that bond, we cannot make the world a better place.

    The nihilists and self-seekers, no matter their time on this earth have nothing to offer except this:

    Best of all for mortal beings is never to have been born at all
    Nor ever to have set eyes on the bright light of the sun
    But, since he is born, a man should make utmost haste through the gates of Death
    And then repose, the earth piled into a mound round himself. – Theognis 6th Century BC

    Have a parent with full-blown narcissistic personality disorder and then try to figure all of this out. lol

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  28. Susan Quinn Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    Well my life has been mostly pain so it would have been better for me to never have been born at all. I mean it just makes logical sense. What is there to get?

    For one, you’ve given all of us the joy of your writing and insightful thinking. We would have missed that.

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  29. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    Django (View Comment):
    A church that goes with “whatever the current thing is” is just another social organization, a feel-good society, and should be regarded with contempt.

    I couldn’t fully articulate it, but this is exactly the feeling you get when you subscribe to the United Church of Christ emails. The other thing is, I’ve taken a bunch of classes at a synagogue near me. Really quality stuff. The problem is when you look at the videos of their services they are brainwashing the kids about climate change. I mean, they are scaring the hell out of them. 

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  30. QuietPI Member
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    “I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”

    Martin Luther

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