In praise of the Catholic Church

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.”


  1. B on July 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Perhaps you should review Romans 13:1-7

    “13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

    • quinersdiner on July 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing. This blog loves scripture. Jesus told us to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and give to God what is God’s. The Catholic Church won’t bow to the Caesar in the White House who wants us to sacrifice our posterity on the alter of political correctness and convenience. The preborn are a gift from God. No, we won’t give them to Caesar.

      • B on July 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        At what point does a “preborn” have a soul? By what authority can one decide?

        Unless you believe in limbo, how could any innocent with a soul not go to heaven?

        • quinersdiner on July 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

          It’s an excellent question. The preborn have a soul at the instant of conception. My authority is the 2000 year Magesterium of the Catholic Church. Here’s an excerpt from the Catechism of Catholic Ethics by Ronald Conte that is instructive:

          “There should be no debate among the faithful about the time of ‘ensoulment’, or about when a prenatal becomes a human person. The dogmas of the Incarnation and of the Immaculate Conception necessarily imply that, in the very same instant, the body is created, and the soul is created, and body and soul are one. A human being, at any stage of life, in any condition whatsoever, has a body and a soul; every human being with a body and a soul is a human person. The soul in particular is made directly by God, in the image of God. Therefore, human life must be protected from the moment of conception. All prenatal human beings are innocent human persons created by God and in the image of God.”

          Thanks for reading, and for posing such an interesting question.

  2. lburleso on July 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    One excellent book that explores this subject in detail is ‘”Yours Is the Church” by Mike Aquilina.

    I have a copy and found it to be a very pleasant read.


    • quinersdiner on July 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks for the tip. Sounds like a book to read. I like Aquilina.

  3. bernicium on July 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Sloppy & Wet Kisses.