WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Donald Trump is urging Congress to interrogate his predecessor over his role in spying on Trump's officials.
On Thursday, Trump urged that Barack Obama — whom Catholics twice voted into office — be put under oath regarding his role in the illegal surveillance of Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
"If I were a senator or congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama," Trump tweeted.
Following the DOJ's dismissal of the media-driven case against Flynn, Obama on May 9 called into question the rule of law.
"That's the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk," Obama lamented. "And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly, as we've seen in other places."
The case has turned into looking at which members of Obama's administration were involved in spying.
Topping the list is fake Catholic Joe Biden, who was tapped by Obama to help garner the Catholic vote. Biden's social justice creed resonated with American Catholics, who were groomed for decades to lump social justice policies on such issues as immigration or poverty with intrinsic moral evils such as abortion, contraception, euthanasia, and so-called same-sex marriage.
After the ceremony, Biden tweeted, "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn't be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys."
If elected president in November, Catholic-in-name-only Biden would face the following four impeachable scandals:
Obama's use of Catholics isn't limited to Biden. He began his political aspirations by eliciting help from powerful Catholics beginning in 1985 as a so-called community organizer in Chicago. Fresh out of college, Obama was funded by U.S. bishops, notably the archbishop of Chicago, Cdl. Joseph Bernardin.
After Catholics proved to be the swing vote in 2008 that seated Obama in the oval office, Notre Dame gave him a platform in 2009 where he thanked the late Bernardin during his commencement speech.
"I can still remember him speaking at one of the first organizing meetings I attended on the South Side," recalled Obama. "He stood as both a lighthouse and a crossroads, unafraid to speak his mind on moral issues ranging from poverty, AIDS and abortion to the death penalty and nuclear war."
The cardinal, whom Obama called "saintly," has been exposed as a homosexual predator and a satanist. It was his seamless garment jargon that helped confuse Catholics into voting for pro-abortion politicians like Obama, Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo, among many others.
Bernardin did so by equating social justice policies related to the death penalty or war with intrinsic evils like abortion and so-called same-sex marriage. In 1983, Bernardin started peddling this so-called theory by speaking of "respect for life" but then quickly lumping together abortion and capital punishment with eugenics, nuclear war and euthanasia. A few months later, he adopted the popular terminology of "seamless garment" and rolled in more social justice issues such as human rights, hunger and poverty.
By the mid-1990s, the U.S. bishops drafted Catholic voting guidelines that expanded the consistent ethic of life to "protect human life and promote human dignity." This emphasized poverty, violence and injustice. Racism, employment, education, housing and health care were added soon after. The voter's guide from U.S. bishops in 2015 lumps together intrinsic evils like abortion, euthanasia and redefining marriage with poverty and racism.
This approach in the past 40 years succeeded in confusing Catholic voters, including some seemingly good bishops into voting for pro-death politicians like Obama. Rhode Island's Bp. Thomas Tobin has a reputation for orthodoxy but was a registered Democrat until the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 2012.
During 2012 DNC in Charlotte, supporters of abortion rights, gay marriage, and Obama's contraception mandate were quite vocal. Democrats even wanted to strip the phrase "God-given" from the party's platform.
It was only then that Tobin announced he was finally ending his longtime registration as a Democrat and becoming Republican.
"I just can't be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL and Planned Parenthood and the same-sex marriage and the cultural destruction I saw going on," observed Tobin. "The a-ha moment for me was the 2012 Democratic National Convention. ... It was just awful."
In 2015, Cupich shocked many by equating the evil of the abortion industry's sale of babies' body parts to a broken immigration system and joblessness. As revolting as trafficking in the body parts of aborted children is, however, the cardinal said:
We should be no less appalled by the indifference toward the thousands of people who die daily for lack of decent medical care, who are denied rights by a broken immigration system and by racism, who suffer in hunger, joblessness and want, who pay the price of violence in gun-saturated neighborhoods or who are executed by the state in the name of justice.
Trump is terming the recent spy scandal, "Obamagate" and saying it's "the biggest political crime in American history."
Faithful Catholics like the late Pope St. John Paul II would disagree. For John Paul, those who enable abortion to continue by voting into office pro-abortion politicians like Obama and Biden are causing the greatest scandal.
In his 1984 apostolic exhortation Reconciliation and Penance, John Paul stated:
It is a case of the very personal sins of those who cause or support evil or who exploit it; of those who are in a position to avoid, eliminate or at least limit certain social evils but who fail to do so out of laziness, fear or the conspiracy of silence, through secret complicity or indifference; of those who take refuge in the supposed impossibility of changing the world and also of those who sidestep the effort and sacrifice required, producing specious reasons of higher order.
"The real responsibility, then, lies with individuals," the pontiff noted.