[quote="Netty1, post:8, topic:201771"]
I'm quite a recent convert to Catholicism so this is the first election (here in the UK) where I've voted having to take into consideration someone else (God!) rather than my personal preference. The thought of consulting a priest or seeking out the opinion of the dioscesan Bishop would not have come into it for me before now. It changed the whole way I looked at things. Taking into account their counsel certainly was an event for me!
I'm not sure though why Obama has been so popular away from the US, other than perhaps (in Europe certainly) a back-lash against the Bush administration for the Gulf and Afghanistan military campaigns. Maybe it was just the appeal of something new.
I was aware that Obama has long been critical of the UK on a personal level due to his family history, that was well-covered here during his election campaign, but it is only now that seems to be seeping into his open political rhetoric.
Incidentally, it was reported in the news here today that BP has more American employees than any other single group of workers, including Brits. So if it goes under it will be Americans who loose their jobs and also more Americans who will loose their pensions. Maybe this is something President Obama should think about before he does any more to make a bad situation worse.
It has also broken over here that two American companies are involved but are not being targeted by Obama - Halliburton and Transocean. Also there is a company called Cameron International who manufactured the blow-out mechanism which failed, but which has also escaped censure so far.
You might find this an interesting read...... dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1286398/BP-OIL-SPILL-Its-Obamas-anti-British-rhetoric-needs-capped.html
What should be paramount now, in my mind, is how to put this right and repair the damage to the earth which has been given into our care, rather than the name-calling and such being indulged in by the politicians.
He is ruining our Country, Netty.
However-Looking at things through Religious Glasses, he is the President our Country deserved. Homosexuality is paraded in our streets. 3500+ babies are shredded in their mothers' womb each day (50 million+ since it was legalized in 1973). Babies are conceived in petri dishes, and experimented on-before being dumped into the trash.
Our Country is steeped in sin.
Father John Corapi is a very important Priest. He had a warning Video for the United States before this election-called the Eleventh Hour Election Alert (in 3 parts):
<-Click show all on the right hand side, and scroll down.
"Wake Up America" is a wake-up call to our Country.
New War/Old War explains what's happening on the other side of the Veil-the battle for souls that we cannot see on a regular basis (it bursts beyond the Veil at times).
A very important "Saint" in these days, these times right now, Father Corapi.
In one of his e-mails came this message (below). The one sentence in bold is-emphasis mine:
By Fr. John Corapi
We have passed the threshold into one of the most important weeks in American history, and a convergence of three very important celebrations reminds us of it. Yesterday we celebrated the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, who worked so heroically and tirelessly to insure that all men and women might share in the American dream equally. Today we celebrate the inauguration of the first African American president, Barack Obama. That an African American can be so elected is indeed a cause to celebrate. However, Thursday we pray and do penance on the anniversary of the most infamous court decision in United States history, Roe v. Wade. All three are related.
Dr. King fought long and hard and suffered many things that all men and women in the United States of America might enjoy those truths that we hold to be self evident: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He was an American hero for so doing. This week we should rightly celebrate the fact that an African American can be and has been elected President of the United States. This is surely progress, both political and moral.
This all being said, it has to plague the conscience of any thinking person that in this country there is yet the most immoral and deadly form of prejudice and persecution imaginable against the most innocent and vulnerable class of human beings—the unwanted unborn. No matter what advances this country makes, moral, economic, social, or technological, so long as that blight on our national identity remains, all else will ultimately pale into relative insignificance.
God is not a disinterested spectator in the affairs of man. He knows every child by name from all eternity. He loves each one with His infinite love. God’s holy Catholic Church teaches that abortion in a single case is homicide. I assert that if this is the case, and it is, then the 50,000,000 homicides through abortion that have taken place in the United States since Roe v. Wade constitute genocide. God will not favor such a country, regardless of any other progress. Unless this outrage against God and humanity is stopped very soon, the United States of America, and in turn all of the Western world, will realize the death wish that it has manifest for several decades.
Every Catholic, Christian, Jew, and all people of good will and right reason must pray and do penance rigorously and daily from now on for the defeat of this heinous evil we call abortion. If we fail, then Western society as we know it will soon collide with a disaster it will not survive.
May God have mercy on us.
Fr. John Corapi, SOLT
+Jesus, I Trust In You!