With the release Friday of the Starr Report, the country is abuzz in prurient interest
over the illicit affairs of the President and Monica Lewinsky. However, the Catholic
Dispatch has issued a warning that we felt important enough to repeat below and
to be careful of falling into the trap that you "must read it." Also, be aware of the
clever, crafty game Clinton's advisors are playing by trying to throw a smokescreen
over the rest of the violations by this administration and violations of the constitution
as they allow the unsavory details of the Lewinski affair to penetrate every home
and then cry "personal" as millions of unborn babies continue to be slaughtered
because of Clinton's disregard for the culture of life.
Remember that we will be accountable before God if we put ourselves in the
near occasion of sin. It should be enough for anyone to know that something
immoral had taken place, and that President Clinton was guilty by his own
admission. Aside from that it would be best to stay away from any news
medium (including the Internet) which we perceive could possibly touch upon
this matter.... and stay away from it until the commotion settles down.
Of course, every portion of the report does not contain immoral
material, but realistically we know that the ONLY portions that will be
quoted everywhere are the MOST immoral and the MOST scandalous portions. It
can only take a few seconds to allow this moral poison into ones head for
the rest of your life. We see no excuse for anyone, after reading this
warning, to deliberately read such material. Don't let Satan tempt you with
thoughts such as, "You really should know what is going on in your own
government!", or, "I shouldn't be ignorant and misinformed of the details
of the headline news!"
It has been traditionally the practice of the Catholic Church, for the
spiritual welfare of Her members, even to put books on the "Index of
Forbidden Books" where a Catholic would be excommunicated simply for
possessing the books! And that was in the days before TV when these
forbidden books contained FAR LESS immoral things, of FAR LESS severity
than is today vomited into the faces and minds of millions in one short
When we look at St. John Vianney in the mid 19th century, we see that he
forbade people to attend dances, even if they were just there to watch,
because of the occasion of sin. He knew human nature well as he spent most
of his life in the Confessional hearing the sins of his parishioners. And
the Church has officially made the saint the "Patron Saint of Parish
Priests". How much more in this day and age?!
A few words ought to be said about President Clinton, from a Catholic
perspective. The man is immoral in his personal life which is well
established. He is a man who DOES NOT make his own decisions. He simply has
a job, and plays the part well. The things he says publicly, the policies
he makes, and the places he goes (and even probably the way he wears his
hair) is determined by the "advisors" around him. It is not revealed
exactly who all these advisors are but they want to keep the world looking
and pointing at him for guidance and blame.
Before this Lewinsky scandal, there had already been a serious and VERY
organized movement in this country, that has been felt in congress, to
impeach Clinton for constitutional and political reasons. Aside from all
the immoral reasons, there is already ample reason to impeach Clinton for
violations of the constitution and for other political reasons. These, in
our educated opinion, are issues which the "advisors" do not want to be
made public because the violation of the constitution is an ongoing thing.
The legalization of abortion is a blatant example.
Bringing the Lewinsky scandal to the public forum serves two purposes,
in our opinion. It serves as a smoke screen to cover the more important and
serious reasons for impeachment. Rather than bring political and
constitutional violations to the public forum thereby educating the public
on these necessary things, both young and old have their heads filled with
soap-opera-like immoral and X-rated material across the nation and world .
This serves to further bring down Christianity and make the public desire
more and more immorality in their daily entertainment and news media.
Clinton can be impeached, but since he really does not decide the
issues, things will still continue along the same course through the man
who takes his place....because the advisors will still be there, briefing
the next man in meetings, handing him his speeches and tickets, and warning
him what to avoid saying in conversation. - Catholic Dispatch.