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Religious Liberty Homily by Father Sammie Maletta

On February 5, 2012  -  Father Sammie Maletta delivered a Homily at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. This Homily addressed how President Obama is threatening our Religious Freedom and declaring war with the Catholic Church. Please take a few moments to listen. No one sums it up quite like Father Maletta.

Comments (53)

  1. Barbara H. says:

    I live in Canada where we have had Government health care for decades. It is health care for everyone not only those who agree with it. I do not understand the US point of view on this issue. Some of the posts on the issue are downright racist and wrong; especially for those who claim to be Christian.

  2. geraldine eckardt says:

    limbaugh has said this would happen, he also said we need to lestin closely. but people came in raged because he spoke out about what they were doing, put some women, not girl, 30 is a women to ask us to pay for birth control, she goes to a catholic collage, knew the rules , but wants ob. to change them to fit her needs. well i for one think if she is having that much fun, she needs to go into buisness, then she can afford to buy her own. God bless you all and God blee our country, thank you father, you are so right.

  3. Bob says:

    As soon as Obama started his campaign to become the President of our contry I regognized him for what he is.
    Not a Demcrat, not a Republican, not a true American but someone I listend to when I was just a youngster.
    Although born in the US I lived in Germnay from Nov. 1934 until Jan. 13, 1947 when I was able to return alone to MY country at age 17. It did not take long for Hitler to go after Priests and Ministers and placing restrictions on the Church. His inital small band of followers expanded rapidly listening to the reasons for Germany’s demise and promises of the glories to come. Repediatley I turned down the volum while Obama spoke and watched his gestures and demeanor. It looked so familier to me. The close ups showing his eyes were also very familier. Having lived under the Nazies for 11 years and 18 months under Stalin (Russian Occupation Zone) I know a Socialist/Communist when I hear them talk.

    He is not a Nazi but is sailing to the far left and you know what that is. People, you were taken in 4 years ago. Don’t let it happen again. Lets take our country back to what it was and what it should be. Yes, he is for change. Beware!

    Been there. Seen it all.

    Bob, a Korean War Vet.

  4. Sue Navratil says:

    Clearly Obama is the most arrogant, narcissistic president ever in DC!!

    He thinks he is above the Law of the Land!!

    I too, hope the liberals are proud of what they unleashed on America!!

    Pray for America. Vote for the candidate who can start the process to get America Back On Track!!

    God bless Father Maletta!

    An Evangelical Christian Sister,

    Sue

  5. Ed says:

    Maybe father maletta should ahev been as outspoken baout the fraud and cover up by catholic priests, especially the pope and bishops – the catholic priests are a disgrace and los etheir claim to morals after thewir behavior and cover up. Shame on them

    • Kate says:

      Ed, get on topic and recognize the danger this country is in — we are under seige by the government.

    • Goodwater says:

      Ed – because Mexico is controlled by the Mexican drug cartel then we can also say that All Mexicans are cartel members.
      This logic is drawn from your ill conceived logic that all catholic priests, the pope and bishops are a disgrace because men with pedophile inclanations infiltrated the priestly vocation years ago.

    • Jeannie says:

      Ed,

      Your contempt for All priests and the Pope is sad. Sadly, it speaks more of you and your like, than the truly Annointed. It might benefit you to learn to spell so that you could be more articulate when you spread your hate, while not accurate.

    • Rod says:

      Ed, how do you know he wasn’t outspoken about bad prists? By the way, research has found catholic priest ‘ffraud’ no worse than Protestants.
      Not the issue anyway…religious freedom is the issue!!!!

    • Armi says:

      Yay, Ed!
      You are right on! Where was the outrage from the PULPIT regarding the child abuse from our priests!
      Father Maletta should clean his own house, FIRST!
      Who appointed him God? He preaches hatred, instead of LOVE!
      And, now, the Vatican is striking at the NUNS!!! (L.A. Times) UNBELIEVABLE!

      • Midget says:

        Let him who is with sin cast the first stone. Priest are people too and committ sin. Priests are not in charge of other priests anymore than you are in charge of your neighbor. I suppose you live in a neighborhood of saints. I work for Child protection and I for one see what a lot of most of you do not see. Priests are the ones who get the headlines. Lawyers and judges find loopholes to keep their so called college coaches and friends out of the lime light. It is no different for a priest to mess up than a cop, a parents, or a judge. Sin is sin no matter who does it. So if you want to hang the priest than hang everyone who has ever touched anyone the immoral way. A persons body belongs to them alone and it is their choice how they use it. When something is wrong it is wrong for everyone.

        Father Sammie has enough sinners at his Church to help without traveling across the ocean to work on someone elses territory. He has never defended priests who have done the wrong thing apparently you don’t know the man and are only commenting on words heard by people with out knowledge. People are not leaving his church they are joining. When you criticize at least know what you are talking about. Reading articles in the News Paper are not accurate ask any politician, Movie Star and at times the average person can’t even get a story printed about them correctly. So you’d have to give me another source who can prove what you say is right. I have worked with Fr. Sammie and I know him to preach what he believes is correct and I would not doubt his words one minute. But I don’t know a thing about you and from what I know you are slandering a good man.

    • Peter says:

      What kind of an ostrich are you?

  6. Jack Taylor says:

    Excellent!! God is in control and we are getting exactly what we have sowed. Jesus is the only answer. Thanks Father Sammie.

  7. Mary Keller says:

    I agree with ALL the comments! And thanks to AMAC for providing the opportunity to hear this….and thanks be to God for Father Sammie’s articulate response. It’s going to be a bumpy ride, but we can make a difference through prayer and our VOTE! We must NOT give up!

  8. bobk says:

    I am a committed, Christ centered evangelical Christian that fully supports the obvious backlash by the Catholic community. WE are all seamlessly connected by our love for Jesus and for the tenets that make America what it is… or shall I say what it was.
    Make no mistake. The goal of the current administration is the destroy religion in our country, which will in turn make Socialism more palatable. We only have to look at Europe, once a cornerstone of faith, that now has single digit memberships in the churches. Most of ther churches have been sold to restaurants and more secular interests, and the light of the Lord is very dim if not none existant. It will not be long in America that all of us of faith will have to join together to make our voices heard. WE are fighting the 50% of us who are on welfare, food stamps, and rely on the nanny state to exist. They would vote for him even if he held a hammer and sicle in his hands. WE MUST rally the other percentage of people to vote for a conservative agenda and try to restore our republic once again. I want my grandchildren to pray in schools again if they wish. I want to be out of debt, and only spend what we take in. I do not want to be beholding to any nation, especially those that wish us harm. Until we find alternate sources of energy, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the millions of cars on the road today need what we have beneath our feet. WE need to be energy independent, beholding to no one. We need to stop giving aid away to countries that pocket the cash in the coffers of the dictators. If Afghanistan doesn’t want us there, I believe that we should be removing our troops as we speak. What is the goal of any victory that we could have there. They will NEVER be a democracy, and we gamble the lives of our troops to try to support an unwilling recipient. How will they re-pay us for the ten years of loosing lives to keep the taliban out of their country. The day we leave, the taliban will be right behind us. And yet we bring home our wounded soldiers with no legs, or brain damaged for life…… for what?? For a country that hates us?
    That doesn’t want us there.? For a country that has over 60 of the Afgan soldiers that personally killed the Americans that were training them. SIXTY sons and daughters training their troops to take over and protect them, and we have to tell the wives and mothers, and their children, that their Dad is not coming home alive.

    • Joan says:

      Agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I believe there are more people who feel this way then we have any idea!!! We need to speak up!!! The majority of decent people and Christians are being bullied by fewer radicals!

      • Crislee says:

        I too agree. I am a Catholic but I came from a Protestant family, and it was my Protestant father who sent me this audio file. While it may affect Catholics more than any others right now, we all lose when our freedom is at risk. If one religious organization loses their rights, all do.
        It is time for ALL people of faith to stand up and get loud(er). We all have a stake in this mess. We can not allow this to happen!

  9. Walter M. Rckinger III says:

    Congratulations to Father Maletta:

    I wish that every parish priest had the intestinal fortitude to speak on this issue as Father Maletta has!

    I wrote to Congressman John Dingell who is my representative in congress on this matter. I asked him to support the senate bill to restore our rights to the religious concience exemption. His response? He said the current bill goes too far. TOO FAR????

    The Obama administration has gone too far and is playing fast and loose with our religious freedoms on this and too many other issues. Our civil rights, which are God given, are not Obama’s to dole out or ignore. This president and his administration took an oath of office to “…protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”. They have violated this oath and should be impeached if we can’t vote them out!

    To my liberal friends, how,s that vote for Obama working out for you? You are the ones I hold responsible for Obama’s attack on the religous freedom in America. Shame on you!!!

    • Carol says:

      Obama should be impeached. period.

      • Shirjay says:

        Carol,
        I have to disagree with you about Obama being impeached. To impeach him would be to acknowledge that he was legally elected and eligible to hold the office. Since he was not either of these, he needs a legal investigation by the members of our Congress with integrity and when he is found guilty of treason for knowingly accepting an office which he is ineligible to hold, he needs to be removed from the present abode and punished accordingly.

    • Crislee says:

      I’m surprised at how many have. I travel a lot. But I also work in a parish. Many priest that I didn’t have so much respect for have recently been finally stepping up!
      Was even on a base recently when the Military Archbishop told his priests to not read letters from other Bishops about the mandate, he did!!! way to go! I’ve been very proud how we are FINALLY stepping up. And not just Catholics. But so many people of faith. This isn’t just a Catholic issue, but an issue of freedom in the USA. It may affect us more right now, but if they can get away with forcing the largest group of faithful in the world to ‘comply’ then they will and can do it to all. We can’t sit down. If your priest/minister/religious leader hasn’t spoken up, bug him to do so now. Nearly all that I have heard since early Feb. have done so. The few that haven’t must start now!

  10. W.Lenahan says:

    Oh No! An activist priest spreading the
    concerns that many Christian brother’s & sisters have suspected since 2009.. THANKS FATHER MALETTA’.. PRAY AGAIN AMERICA….

  11. Richard Eckelhofer, says:

    I listened to Fathers homily. on the AMAC web site. It was excellent and all churches should be listening to this. I for one knew before this man was elected his agenda. HIS PAST WAS VERY QUESTIONABLE. His whole campaign was a lie. the true Obama came out after the election. If he gets in a second term we may never get our country back. He avoids the constitution and the congress.By the way more than half of them should be thrown out. Yes we are in a very serious state and we all should be concerned. Obama care if fully implemented, will open then the door and let the government have power to run every aspect of our life. A lot of americans are blind to this fact. We all have to be more aware of what is going on in Washington and voice our opinions where we can. There should be more clergy like Father Maletta, unfortunately there are not enough of you. My own Pastor very rarley brings up the subect. Please pray for our country, and pray that we can defeat them in Nov. Pray that we elect the right persons for president and the congress. Ilove my country and severed it as a young man. I don’t want to lose it to a system that will never work and will cause us great harm in the future. I have nine grandchildren and my wife and I are very concerned for their future.God Bless America!!!

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