By Tom Quiner
I received the brief essay below via e-mail.
You know the kind: it’s been forwarded around the world. You may have already seen it.
It is attributed to a Presbyterian minister.
As a practicing Catholic, one who is in love with the Church, I appreciate an honest acknowledgement of the Catholic Church’s staggering contribution to the world.
This is a remarkable record of service to mankind:
“When the Catholic Church was founded, there were no hospitals. Today, one out of five people in this country receive their medical care at a Catholic hospital.
When the Catholic Church was founded, there were no schools. Today, the Catholic Church teaches 3 million students a day, in its more than 250 Catholic Colleges and Universities, in its more than 1200 Catholic High Schools and its more than 5000 Catholic grade schools in the USA.
Every day, the Catholic Church feeds, clothes, shelters and educates more people than any other organization in the world.
The new Obama Health Mandate could end all this and the tax payers would have to make up the loss.
Also, all Catholic adoption services would come to an end. A human disaster.
There are more than 77 million Catholics in this country. It takes an estimated 50 million Catholic votes to elect a president. I am asking all of you to go to the polls in 2014 and be united in replacing all Senators and Reps with someone who will respect the Catholic Church, all Christians, and all Religions besides Islam.
Mr. President, you said, “The USA is not a Christian Nation.” You are wrong – we are a Christian Nation founded on Judeo-Christian values allowing all religions in America to Worship and Practice Freely. Something Islam will never do.”