- IRS, “Thought Crimes” and Catholic Catechism Section 2499
- The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
- The Four Cardinal Virtues
- The Three Theological Virtues
- Homosexual Activist: “We Lie that the Institution of Marriage is Not Going to Change”
- Organizing for Action: the Democratic Party’s New Machine (Alinsky/Socialist Community Organization)
- Frame the Truth and Stay on Message: Please Just Say “Marriage”
- The Student Attacking GW Newman Center Priest is a False Priest in a False So-Called Catholic Church
- Planned Parenthood official Concerned with Logistical Issues on Transporting a Child Who Survives an Abortion
- EWTN “White” Smokes the Secular Media on Live Papal Election Coverage
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Occupy Wall Street or OWS http://occupywallst.org/ can’t fool Catholics. To occupy is to take. That is stealing and no they are not taking something back that belonged to them. Catholicism rejects involuntary redistribution of wealth, anarchy, socialism, marxism, communism, Leninism, Maoism, etc., while OWS accepts all of these.
OWS says they are against corporations. However, they receive support from an IRS 501(c)(3) corporation called the Alliance for Global Justice http://afgj.org/ that is marxist, socialist, anarchist and anti-corporate. The Alliance for Global Justice’s business arrangement with Occupy Wall Street is proof of a coordinated effort and not the organic grassroots movement that OWS claims to be.
The following excerpt is from an October 19th post on the Alliance for Global Justice’s website showing an admission of financial support for Occupy Wall Street. The title is linked to their page as well. Read the entire post:
- Occupy Wall Street, Fiscal Sponsorships & the Alliance for Global Justice
- “The Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) and its predecessor and founder, the Nicaragua Network, have been well-known grassroots organizations within the Central and Latin America solidarity movement and the “anti-corporate” globalization movement for over three decades. For probably 25 years we’ve used our 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status to fiscally sponsor projects that do not have their own tax-exempt status…..So what does the Alliance for Global Justice do for Occupy Wall Street (OWS)? Essentially we collect and process their donations and pass the money on to them as a project of the AfGJ. In IRS parlance we take “responsibility for all financial and programmatic matters” of OWS. We are responsible to include their financial reporting as part of our own when we file our annual tax return, which for non-profits is called a form 990. We are accountable legally and financially to prove that all expenditures by OWS are within the IRS’s tax-exempt rules. If the IRS audits us, we will have to show supporting evidence of the numbers we report. Occupy Wall Street’s obligation to us is to provide the accounting and receipts we’ll need for the IRS and to not jeopardize our tax-exempt status through any actions of theirs.”
■Note: a 501(c)(3) is a corporation that does not pay income tax and is considered a charity by the IRS.
Catholicism stands against marxism and socialism, etc. but, OWS is loaded with their adherents and the Alliance for Global Justice employs people who follow this Godless thought as well as other atheistic and totalitarian ideologies.
See the excerpt below of a bio of a staff member and click the link to go to the Alliance for Global Justice’s website staff page:
- “Robert Moses got his moral compass while attending Antioch Church of Christ in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended integrated Public School starting in the 8th grade and graduated from T.C. Williams High School in June 1969. It was in a 12th grade government class that he was introduced to Marxism and he has studied Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse Tung thought since.“
The Alliance for Global Justice and its board of directors has a history of using its IRS corporate designation to support anarchy. By the way. Do anarchists really have board meetings? “I make the motion that we make no more motions!”
Page 28 of their 2010 IRS Form 990, below shows their financial support for anarchy to the tune of $28,785:
OWS has Catholics and participants who say they work for the common good, human dignity and social justice. This is an affront to our Catholic Church. Some of these same people are part of an “Occupy the Catholic Church” movement that has been ongoing for decades. Its perpetrators have been written about here.
This planned movement’s means are chaos and the end will be a marxian-socialist state that will persecute all Catholics and Christians of all denominations if we let them occupy us. But, they will not win. Unlike us, they have nothing to defend.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.
Use of deception is huge in Alinsky inspired community organizing. Typically a socialist community organization in your diocese will get your church to join as a member. The dues can be as much as $5,000 per year. Some dues to churches could be more. One of their common deception methods is misrepresenting who their members are. When the church joins the community organization, only the church is the member. However, the organizaton will claim all the parishioners of the church as individual members! They usually make this claim when lobbying legislators, city councils, etc. for more involuntary redistribution of wealth. This is duplicitous, illegal and will force the IRS to revoke that organizations non-profit 501(c)(3) status as a charity. It also demonstrates clearly their use of deception.
They learned it somewhere. The somewhere is from pages 126-127 of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky:
“…if your organization is small in numbers… conceal the members in the dark but raise a din and clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more than it does. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have”
Contrast Alinsky’s words above with these from the Catechism of the Catholic Church in section 2482:
2482 “A lie consists in speaking a falsehood with the intention of deceiving (St. Augustine).” The Lord denounces lying as the work of the devil: “You are of your father the devil,…there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)”
The fourth and final wrong of this series will show their use of ridicule and particularly ridicule of the Catholic Church. Look for it next week.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.
The second of Alinsky’s four wrongs was his deliberate manipulation of the Church. As founder of the Industrial Areas Foundation he teaches this on page 94 of Rules For Radicals:
“I have always believed that birth control and abortion are personal rights to be exercised by the individual. If, in my early days when I organized the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago, which was 95 per cent Roman Catholic, I had tried to communicate this….. that would have been the end of my relationship with the community. That instant I would have been stamped as an enemy of the Church and all communication would have ceased. Some years later, after establishing solid relationships, I was free to talk about anything, including birth control… How much longer do you think the Catholic Church can hang on to this archaic notion and still survive?”
Alinsky demonstrated maniplation here by concealing his intentions. He also added in a little ridicule for good measure. Below, section 2469 from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is written in relation to the eighth commandment; You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. God will have none of Alinsky’s manipulative ways.
2469 “Men could not live with one another if there were not mutual confidence that they were being truthful to one another.” The virtue of truth gives another his just due. Truthfulness keeps to the just mean between what ought to be expressed and what ought to be kept secret: it entails honesty and discretion. In justice, “as a matter of honor, one man owes it to another to manifest the truth.”
Deception is next as the third wrong to be illustrated in a post followed by ridicule at fourth. Certainly, Saul Alinsky advocates more wrongs against the Catholic Church. We want to give you the most useful information to help defend against his community organizations in your parish.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.
Saul Alinsky, the father of socialist community organizing taught moral relativism in organizing in his book Rules For Radicals;
“An organizer working in and for an open society is in an idealogical dilemma. To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth-truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing.”
From Rules For Radicals, pages 10 - 11. By Saul Alinsky 1971
Compare Alinsky’s words to the Church’s words in the Catechism of the Catholic Church below:
2464 “The eighth commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in our relations with others. This moral prescription flows from the vocation of the holy people to bear witness to their God who is the truth and wills the truth. Offenses against the truth express by word or deed a refusal to commit oneself to moral uprightness: they are fundamental infidelities to God and, in this sense, they undermine the foundations of the covenant.”
It is easy to conclude that moral relativism has no place in the Catholic Church. A second wrong taught by Alinsky and his modern day followers is manipulation. Specifically, of the Church. We’ll show you where that is in Rules For Radicals in the next post.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.
In the last post entitled “Six Community Organizations That Must Be Extricated From Catholic Dioceses And Churches” it was stated that a spreadsheet would be published on the organizaton’s locations. Below is the spreadsheet showing the community organizations state by state and internationally. If one of these groups is in your state, go to their website to see if they have an affiliate/chapter in your diocese or city. Then go to the affiliate’s/chapter’s website to see what Catholic churches it is in.
1. Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) www.industrialareasfoundation.org
2. Gamaliel www.gamaliel.org
3. People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) www.piconetwork.org
4. Direct Action & Research Training (DART) www.thedartcenter.org
5. Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) www.iwj.org
6. USAction www.usaction.org
Community organizations that practice socialism are in several Catholic dioceses and churches across the U.S. Below are six national organizations that each have chapters/affiliates in several states. They must be extricated from Catholic dioceses where they exist. Are their chapters/affiliates in your diocese? Does your parish church support one of these chapters/affiliates?
Who are they? How many states are they in?
1. Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) (The IAF was founded by Saul Alinsky. The following groups numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are nationwide spinoffs of the IAF) (21 states) www.industrialareasfoundation.org
2. Gamaliel (17 states) www.gamaliel.org
3. People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) (17 states) www.piconetwork.org
4. Direct Action & Research Training (DART) (5 states) www.thedartcenter.org
5. Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) (28 states) www.iwj.org
6. USAction (sometimes referred to as Citizen Action) (22 states) www.usaction.org
Some of the above community organizations are being funded with grants from entities like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) which is a department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB.) The CCHD is funded through an annual “second” collection scheduled for one weekend in November 2011 in Catholic dioceses.
The CCHD previously funded A.C.O.R.N. So, we must continue to watch to whom they grant our contributions.
Activists and politicians who participate in the above listed community organizations have been and are planning to use terminology associated with Catholic Social Teaching in order to manipulate the issues of abortion, the war in Iraq, homosexual marriage, immigration reform, etc. These terms are; “human dignity”, “common good”, and “just war.” They will also use the following terms common to Catholics; justice, social justice, pro-life, preferential option for the poor, environment/conservation, etc. Their use of these terms are meant to confuse Catholics to win us over to their thinking. Be aware of their use of these terms and know that they are only euphemisms for socialism when spoken by these people.
The Church teaches that “Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds…” (CCC 2425.)
Study these so-called community organizations. Search their websites. This week we will publish a spreadsheet on the state by state locations of these organizations to help you find them in your diocese and inform others in the affected areas.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.
We know good people disagree on the death penalty.
One important thing a Catholic needs to do is read what the church says about capital punishment in the Catechism in sections 2266, 2267 and 2268. The Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty. It is easy for Catholics to become confused when some Catholics of authority take a contrary position to Church teaching on issues like the death penalty and say the Church opposes it.
A murderer violates the human dignity of the victim and the common good with his/her act of injustice. The race, social standing etc. of the murderer are not mitigating factors to the act of murder. Though, this is often suggested by some who oppose the death penalty. Some who oppose the death penalty also suggest supporters want vengeance. Read CCC 2268 below for the Church’s answer.
It is unlikely that a murderer will escape from a maximum security prison. However, murderers are in minimum and medium security prisons as well where escape is highly possible and interaction with others is daily. Human dignity certainly extends to people that are subject to constant interaction with the murderers; other prisoners, corrections workers, civilian workers and prison guards. It is important to know that few murderers are held in solitary confinement.
There must be justice for the victims of the murderer.
See CCC 2266, 2267 and 2268 below:
2266 The State’s effort to contain the spread of behaviors injurious to human rights and the fundamental rules of civil coexistence corresponds to the requirement of watching over the common good. Legitimate public authority has the right and duty to inflict penalties commensurate with the gravity of the crime. the primary scope of the penalty is to redress the disorder caused by the offense. When his punishment is voluntarily accepted by the offender, it takes on the value of expiation. Moreover, punishment, in addition to preserving public order and the safety of persons, has a medicinal scope: as far as possible it should contribute to the correction of the offender.
2267 The traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude, presupposing full ascertainment of the identity and responsibility of the offender, recourse to the death penalty, when this is the only practicable way to defend the lives of human beings effectively against the aggressor.”If, instead, bloodless means are sufficient to defend against the aggressor and to protect the safety of persons, public authority should limit itself to such means, because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.”Today, in fact, given the means at the State’s disposal to effectively repress crime by rendering inoffensive the one who has committed it, without depriving him definitively of the possibility of redeeming himself, cases of absolute necessity for suppression of the offender ‘today … are very rare, if not practically non- existent.’[John Paul II, Evangelium vitae 56.] Intentional homicide
2268 The fifth commandment forbids direct and intentional killing as gravely sinful. the murderer and those who cooperate voluntarily in murder commit a sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance.