Saturday, March 7, 2015

572. Fr. Mark burger - "Ideological Colonization" - "Racket...their profession...belief...ideals? "

"Ideological Colonization"

where a person or group works
imposing values
in order to bring about

By definition Fr. Mark Burger is pursuing 
"Ideological Colonization".
He appears to want
"to change the culture of the Church, and perhaps one day, the hierarchy."

In "Rules for Radicals" Saul Alinsky writes:
Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. 
Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions

In July last year Fr. Mark Burger invited my mother, my brothers and sister into his office in order to mediate what he considered to be a family problem. He neglected to invite my wife and I. My wife, children and I have asked more than a dozen times that Mark Burger have, what we were told was to be, another meeting. That meeting has never been arraigned. Fr. Mark Burger has, in essence banished my wife, kids, and I from my mother, brothers and sisters. We have not been told why.

What we are left with is to analyze 
Fr. Mark Burger's profession, belief and ideals as laid out in his work, through his talks and church bulletin at 
Our Lady of Visitation

To understand more fully why we are taking a priest to task, you need to read the last dozen or so posts that we have written.

This is not a gotcha moment for our family.
We would like you to consider how many pastors have bought into Stephen Ministry.

Stephen Ministries, is a Transdenominational organization based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D., is an "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America"
pastor, clinical psychologist, and is founder of the Stephen Series system of lay caring ministry. The "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America"with approximately 5 million members, has passed repeated resolutions to welcome gay and lesbian people since 1991.
Kenneth C. Haugk wrote a book titled "Antagonists in the Church, How to deal with destructive conflicts."

Father Mark burger appears to be following the recommendations in this book to a tee. 

After I had a chance to speak with His Excellency Bishop Binzer, last week, we are in the process of compiling information for him and our His Excellency Archbishop Schnurr.

When this situation has been resolved we will cease reporting on it and update this record.

Discussing the term "ideological colonization" with reporters after the event, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila noted that African bishops had told him 
foreign aid to their countries was sometimes offered 
on the condition that they 
accept "alien" views of sexuality and marriage.

It seems to our family that Fr. Mark Burger is acting as, pointed out in the Bill Buckley video that, he would "steal before he would take charity."

It doesn't seem to our family that Fr. Mark Burger understands the 
"teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18, citizens of the kingdom of heaven should relate to each other with humility and forgiveness. 
The emphasis is upon inclusiveness and reconciliation."

How can our family think anything else ?

Fr. Mark did not follow what the bible teaches.

After my father died Fr. Mark Burger imposed his ideas upon my mother, my brothers and sister.

2285 Scandal takes on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the weakness of those who are scandalized.

It is important that people understand what it means to 
"Bind the Strongman"

...That brings me to the crux of what I really wanted to speak about tonight. You know, there is a Scripture in the Bible--it is found in Matt. 12:29--It says : "Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house". You need to remember, now, that this is Jesus talking!! For this message, I am going to use the words "tie up" in exchange or in place of the word "bind". I can remember when I was first starting out in my walk that when someone talked about "binding and loosing", I got really confused, and I had no idea what was being said, and so much so that I would sit there worrying about what they were talking about when they said it, that I couldn't even hear what the rest of the message was. I really think a lot of times that that is what a lot of people do, and they miss the rest of the message...

"Protect Your Families!" 

– Francis On The Domestic "Dream"... And Its "Ideological Colonization"

At this evening's encounter with families in a 20,000-seat Manila arena (fullvid), 
the Pope went off-script at length to issue a bluntly pointed condemnation of an 
"ideological colonization" of domestic life by forces that would "threaten" it, 
including among its examples attempts 
"to redefine the very institution of marriage" and "a lack of openness to life."

Given the prospect of characteristically clueless reactions among louder corners in the West...

Binding the Strongman

It is really amazing how some people can see things so differently than others, and can twist things to sound just the way that they want it to sound. And, these days, if we are not really careful, the enemy can come in and convince us that a particular situation or an event or circumstance is one way, when in all actuality, it is not. 

We see this happening more and more, and I guess, as well we should expect it, as the Bible says that it will be that way in the last days. In 2 Timothy, Chapter 3, vss 5, 7, and 8 it tells us that there will be people that have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof, and that they are ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth--and that they will actually resist the truth. Then it goes on in vs. 13 to say: "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived". 

Further, in vs 14, it says: "But continue thou in the things which thou has learned and has been assured of, knowing of whom thou has learned them." You see, Scriptures were written as the inspired Word of God. In other words, the Holy Spirit has actually led these men, such as Paul, to write these words. They were not written to just fill up the Bible, but to teach us, and so that we could learn more about how the enemy fights us, and for those of us in the Ministry, to teach others how to fight these kinds of things. 

Now, the enemy has always been here to taunt and tempt and tear up people's lives, but there has never been a battle such as there is raging now, in these last days. There is only one War--the one between God and satan, but there are many, many battles in that war, just as in any war that we see fought out here on this earth between the natural man and his enemies. God, in His Word, teaches us through the Scriptures in the Bible how to defend ourselves, and He is constantly showing us in the Word just how the enemy (satan) attacks and what he uses to pull us away from God and His Promises. 

Now, we can go on down in 2 Timothy 4:2-4, and see exactly what we can watch for as there are warnings, and there are commandments which we must follow in order to win the battles that we fight on a daily basis in our walk with the Lord. I have to tell you that satan will use anything that he can--it just does not matter how he does it, as long as he gets the job done, and he pulls you down, and or away from God. 

You need to know right now that if something just doesn't sound quite right, that it probably is not.

Who is GLAAD ?

” The original name was an acronym for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,”

Our areas of expertise

News Media
GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community 
(lesbian,gay,bi-sexual,transgender) that build support for equality. 
And when news outlets get it wrong, 
GLAAD is there to respond and advocate for fairness and accuracy.

This is what is being reported on the GLAAD site.

This Pope Francis called marriage equality 

"ideological colonization" to destroy family

Pope Francis came out with his strongest comments against marriage equality, calling it, "ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy the family." His comments came during a visit to the Philippines, and in the midst of a Roman Catholic conversation on marriage and family
Reuters speculates that the phrase "ideological colonization" is messaging directed at developing countries, urging them to resist following countries that allow for marriage equality.
The statement comes as a bitter disappointment to those who hoped that Pope Francis would be one to bring reformation on the issue of marriage equality and the equal treatment of LGBT people within the Roman Catholic Church.
Just yesterday, CNN beautifully highlighted the story of LGBT Filipinos who were eager for the Pope's visit, looking forward to a word of consolation, and not of the condemnation that came during his visit. Hearing this couple's story, it would be hard not to imagine the disappointment they felt.
Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of Dignity USA, also shared her disappointment at Pope Francis' comments, noting how similar they sounded to several of the commentators on GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project.
“DignityUSA is disturbed and disappointed by Pope Francis’ remarks in the Philippines referring to support for same-sex marriage as ‘ideological colonization…that is trying to destroy the family,’” said the organization’s Executive Director, Marianne Duddy-Burke.  “Especially in light of the more welcoming and sensitive tone on LGBT issues that the Pope has taken over the past two years, it is disconcerting to hear a phrase that is a hallmark of extreme right-wing religious leaders and politicians coming from the leader of the Catholic Church.  We hope that these recent remarks do not represent a resurgence of anti-marriage equality activity from the Vatican and the world’s Catholic bishops, just a short time after the Pope seemed to discourage such activity in the United States and elsewhere.
Francis DeBernardo, the Executive Director of News Ways Ministry, offered some analysis of the statement and the setting:
The hallmark of Francis' papacy has not been his outreach to LGBT people, though indeed that has been more marked than his predecessors.  The hallmark has been his openness to dialogue and discussion.  "Ideological colonization" invokes a political framework of imposing outside values by force. He should have followed his own principles and been a listener in the Philippines, rather than a talker
The Pope's comments come in anticipation of the Roman Catholic World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September. Already, the Vatican has held an Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, which presented brief glimmers of hope, which were quickly squelched. The Vatican followed up with a conference that featured some of the leading (and not always Roman Catholic) anti-LGBT leaders, under the title The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium.
The comments run counter to the vast majority of Catholic people in the United States who support their LGBT friends and family, including supporting marriage equality. GLAAD is continuing to work with Catholic LGBT organizations and people to change the culture of the Church, and perhaps one day, the hierarchy. 
Before you give too much weight to this survey, consider who did it.

Read the full report here. - Public Religion Research Institute

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., is the founding CEO of Public Religion Research Institute.

Dr. Jones’s work is frequently featured in major national media, including CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NPR, Newsweek, USA Today, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and others. Dan Gilgoff of CNN tagged him “the religion and politics numbers guy,” and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post called him “one of the most searching, thoughtful, and practical thinkers in the revival of religiously-rooted progressivism.”

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