FEBRUARY 1, 1983



“Man’s morals reflect his obedience, his understanding, his beliefs, his values, his standards, his concept of God’s Ten Commandments, Civil Laws, and in some instances, Canon Law.

As law-abiding citizens, we are instructed, indoctrinated and held responsible for our behavior regarding the upholding of laws that protect our lives, our properties and our rights as law-abiding citizens.  All Civil Laws are really based on God’s Ten Commandments.

In a court of law, when there is a subject of difference to be settled, a witness or a defendant is asked to be sworn in to tell the truth.  The book used is the Bible.

The motto of America is, ‘In God We Trust.’ ‘Trust in God’ is the motto by which and in which Americans have enjoyed so much leadership and success in the eyes of the world.  To diminish this beautiful motto would be asking for America to become a victim of strictly human greed, weakness, and power-hungry mongers, thus changing America from a Democracy guided by the motto, ‘In God We Trust’ into a purely Communistic power, eliminating God from its very structure.

When God is not recognized, and Faith in God is diminished or replaced by human leadership alone, then men become victimized and find themselves dominated rather than enjoying the freedom of religion, the freedom of Faith in God, and the freedom that equality does suggest and motivates in men to properly use the ‘free will’ God gave each man.

We depend upon the justice of our Civil Laws based on God’s Ten Commandments to protect us, and we are outraged when we feel or find injustice in the system, because it is a threat to our very existence when injustice rears its ugly head.  RIGHTLY SO.

As Roman Catholics we have other laws by which we have been subjected for centuries, but these laws written by men governing the Spiritual aspect of Roman Catholicism, are rarely focused upon in an elaborate way, unless scattered situations call upon these laws to be carried out by the so-called ecclesiastical court.

It is time that Canon Law be approached, taught, and be defined to Roman Catholics so that all Roman Catholics are aware of their rights and the justice they deserve in the interpretation of these laws.

We receive in a condensed form the results of decisions that bind our Spiritual Faith to what men feel is updating and more compatible to the time we live.  As the body of The Church, we have the right and they have the obligation and responsibility to elaborate upon the reason and purpose for their decisions and what purpose these decisions of change intend to project to further our Faith in God, to give more stability to our Faith and morals, and how these changes will make us better Christians.  This cannot remain a one-sided dialogue, because as the body of The Church, it is our continuation of participation that perpetuates the whole purpose for the continuation of The Church.

We are not sheep, and our Faith should not be diminished to the point that because we are Roman Catholics by birth or by choice, we should be restricted in our knowledge of what constitutes sound Roman Catholicism, or in areas, many dark, that are never explained to us; that the only real connection we have with Canon Law is our knowledge that there are such laws for the use of particular men who use these laws according to their own interpretation of when it is feasible to use these laws, or in the scattered unusual circumstances they relate to under these laws.  This confusion must cease.

Christ did not establish Holy Mother Church without lengthy, just explanations to those to whom He explained Christianity.  Of course, the purpose of these laws is to strengthen Holy Mother Church, and the reason for these laws is to bind together the faithful in an effort to never abuse God’s Ten Commandments.

Instead of being the victim of the opinions and interpretations of the men in Holy Mother Church who hold positions that govern the conditions by which Roman Catholics are subjected to obedience of and to, would it not be wise to improve one’s vocabulary on such matters of sound Faith and sound morals, so that instead of submission to what one does not understand, one can recognize the full intention and meaning of the spoken or written matter, either condensed or elaborated upon, and then having the foundation of being able to discern more, why and what is being handed to the faithful, the faithful can speak out as the body of The Church, requesting identifiable proof and full explanation of why the changes or new rules occurred or seemed necessary to improve on Roman Catholicism?”


Civil Law — you are innocent until proven guilty.

Canon Law — you are guilty until proven innocent.

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