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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.

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Barbara H.
4 years 4 months ago

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.

geraldine eckardt
4 years 6 months ago

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.

Bob M
4 years 6 months ago

Please pray for Fr. Maletta. As you can imagine he is catching a lot of greef from the left. He needs our support! Please take a minute to send him an encouraging note. His email address is smaletta@stjohnparish.org

Bob
4 years 6 months ago
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… Read more »
Sue Navratil
4 years 6 months ago

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

Ed
4 years 6 months ago

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

Peter
4 years 3 months ago

What kind of an ostrich are you?

Armi
4 years 5 months ago

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
4 years 3 months ago
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… Read more »
Rod
4 years 6 months ago

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!!!!

Jeannie
4 years 6 months ago

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.

Goodwater
4 years 6 months ago

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.

Kate
4 years 6 months ago

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

Jack Taylor
4 years 6 months ago

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

Mary Keller
4 years 6 months ago

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!

bobk
4 years 6 months ago
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,… Read more »
Joan
4 years 6 months ago

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
4 years 6 months ago

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!

Walter M. Rckinger III
4 years 6 months ago
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… Read more »
Crislee
4 years 6 months ago
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… Read more »
Carol
4 years 6 months ago

Obama should be impeached. period.

Shirjay
4 years 6 months ago

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.

W.Lenahan
4 years 6 months ago

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

Richard Eckelhofer,
4 years 6 months ago
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.… Read more »
Joan
4 years 6 months ago

To Richard:
AMEN!!!!!

Joan
4 years 6 months ago
President Obama lied to get into office and he hasn’t stopped since. Sorry the Catholic church was duped. Did you actually think you were going to be “favored?” You were USED! People of faith who are not Catholic are next!!!!! The Constitution was written to protect us from the govt. Obama says the only thing stopping him from having what he wants IS the constitution. We see he’s destroying it a step at a time. Priests, pastors etc MUST speak to their people about what is going on. The time for pretending God’s message and politics shouldn’t mix is OVER. We are fighting for our religions, and liberty and our country. America is a Christian nation and was founded on Christian standards. Even Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, who were not completely on board gave their approval and supported the Christians. Last week the Democratic senators (Colorado’s as well) voted… Read more »
Martin Corts
4 years 6 months ago

For those of you posting who may not know of this, I invite you to check out the link & join the “Memorare Army”. Our faithful prayers, fasting & penance will go a long way in turning the tide of the secular wave. Blessings ~

http://www.thegregorian.org/memorare-army

Kathy P.
4 years 6 months ago

Father Maletta delivers an on topic eye opening homily. The church is finally seeing that Obama has an underlying agenda. He has out right lied to our bishops and now he is exposed. This is probably the most important homily I’ve ever heard and I have shared it with my friends and family. My parish priest has not mentioned one word , all we received was the bishop’s letter tucked in our church bulletin. We Catholics need to be vigilant and make our voices heard, we cannot let Obamacare’s ideology be forced on our institutions.

Diane L.
4 years 6 months ago
I have had talks with my priest before he was transferred and he was in full support of ObamaCare but then he was also in support of open borders. Told me no such thing as illegal aliens for every human is legal. I guess my application of the term was different from his for I was talking pragmatically about lawbreakers and he was talking ideological. I wish our two priests would be as outspoken as Father Maletta, Jr. but I will not hold my breath for their homilies tend to be rather generic and with regret…….boring. Seem to get more excited about tithing. I have to suppose they take the liberal side of the first amendment and believe the nonsense of the ‘separation of church and state’ and dare not speak up in the face of the state and its more severe opposition to the churches in this nation………..freedom to… Read more »
Mike Slater
4 years 6 months ago

I am a Roman Catholic. Many of us are dissapointed by the stance of much of the clergy, and fellow parishoners. Many times the Clergy has bent over to accomodate Obama and his fellow travelers.

This homily needs to be heard by all Catholics, and people of faith. It is much too important to be kept to us Conservatives.

I would urge you to post this on all types of media. I tried to forward it to the people on my mail list, but I don’t know if it worked.

This is a powerful message delivered in a powerful way. All people need to hear this, especially Roman Catholics…many of whom are liberals first and Catholic Christians second.

jn
4 years 6 months ago

Mike Slater’s sediments are my own. I have been a steady supporter and faithful practicing
Catholic for a half century but have walked out of three homilies in the last three years. This bias will not end until the financial entanglement ends. Catholic charities have done remarkable work but somehow the have been convinced they can not continue without the federal subsidies. The “Catholic Social Teaching” agenda does everything short of pulling the ballot box lever.
jn

Patricia Potts
4 years 6 months ago
Finally, The Catholic Church has awakened. As I recall, it was a short time ago when the bishops supported obamacare because it would alleviate the burden from Catholic Hospitals serving those without medical insurance. I, as a Catholic, never supported Obama nor his shameful obamacare. I guess Nancy Pelosi was right, in her own lying way, that “we have to pass the bill so we will know what is in it”. Well, we still don’t know all that is in it, but we do know that none of it is any good. Thanks to Father Maletta for having the guts to speak out. Let’s hope that in so doing, the rest of the Catholics who voted for this man will vote with sanity in November, and Father Maletta will have led all Americans into 2013 serving our God, and not a false idol. Thanks, Father Maletta
Barbara S.
4 years 6 months ago

Since I live only 10 miles away from this church, I regret having missed this homily. I have heard that the people in the pews gave Father Maletta a standing ovation for an extended period after he finished the homily. People everywhere are sick and tired of what is happening in this beloved country of ours, and we are finally getting the opportunity to unite with others of like mind.

Harold Sproles
4 years 6 months ago

IT IS TIME THAT OUR CHRISTIAN NATION STAND UP AN VOT THIS MAN OUT OF OFFICE BEFORE HE DESTROIES OUR Nation. There is still power in our vote if we use it.

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