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The Catholic Spring: Old wine in New Wine Skin

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The leaked email between Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and Voices for Progress’ Sandy Newman showed their intention to foment a revolution of the faithful from within the Catholic Church against the Church herself and her teachings. The suggested springboard for this “Catholic Spring” was the Catholic Church’s opposition to mandatory coverage of contraceptives and abortifacients in employers’ insurance plans on ethical grounds.

Newman had written in the leaked emails, “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a Middle Ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.”

What I found interesting was not the obvious disdain or hatred for the Church and her teaching or the evil plan to sow revolution from within the Church. What I found interesting and somewhat disappointing was the reaction of many Catholics to this attack on the Church. Some have approached it as a mere danger to American ideals. Some have begun a campaign asking for an apology from the Clinton camp. Some have called for the sacking of those involved in such anti-Catholicism. These responses are rather inadequate to say the least.

If only we reflect more on the word of God and let this word shed light on the experiences of the Catholic Church throughout her history, we will realize that that there is nothing new about this plan to foment a revolution from within the Church herself.

Read more at Catholic Exchange.

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