Wednesday, June 19, 2013


“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. 'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
Below is a copy of a letter I sent to Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York a few weeks ago regarding the position Gov Cuomo of New York has taken and continues to take on same sex marriage and abortion. The letter included various relevant articles.
Today, June 19, 2013 I received the Cardinal's response. I am quite disappointed in the response. I certainly respect his position within the Roman Catholic Church but find it very difficult to agree with his response. It would seem to me that the role of the Church should be to stand for righteousness regardless of the consequences.
Please pray for both Cardinal Dolan and Gov Cuomo that their hearts would be open to the Holy Spirit.
The Cardinal's response follows my letter.
Nuf Sed,

Rev. Robert J Paquet, PhD

PO Box 285

Callicoon Center, NY



His Eminence
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Archdiocese of New York

1011 1st Avenue

Office of the Cardinal

New York, NY 10022


Note: The following letter has been posted on FaceBook not to embarrass you but to encourage others to voice their thoughts. My prayer is that you would seek the Holy Spirit for TRUTH.

Your Eminence,


I find it very difficult to write this as I sense that you are a man of God. I am a retired Pastor and a believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I realize we are living in a very difficult time where many pressures are put upon us to be “tolerant” and to be “politically correct”. However, I cannot understand how the Catholic Church can continue to condone the political agenda of one of its more prominent constituents – Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Have you ever thought that there are many people in this world who think that if the government approves something that somehow that makes it right? Even more horrible is the thought that just because a man is in a prominent position he is somehow exempt from the Commandments of God and the Church.


I respectfully request that the Catholic Church uphold its own beliefs and excommunicate Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


I have tried to find out if any discipline has been taken by the church and it would seem that the answer is NO!


Again, I want to emphasize my respect for you, your position and for the Roman Catholic Church.  However, I must, in good conscience, advise you that the decisions you  and the Catholic Church make can and will have eternal effect on individuals that look to people like yourself for guidance as they work out their Salvation with fear and trembling.


Please forgive my preaching but – I have a sermon called “Three Great Truths” which asks the congregation to consider the following absolutes – which is not considered politically correct today – NO ABSOLUTES….

1.      The longer we live the older we get.

2.      If we live long enough we do not get out of this alive (Rapture may be the exception)

3.      The death rate among all humans including, Pastors, Cardinals and Politicians is 100%.



In The Service of Jesus Christ,

Respectfully Yours

Pastor Robert J Paquet








NEW YORK, NY 10022


June 14, 2013

Year of Faith


The Reverend RobertJ. Paquet, Ph.D.

Post Office Box 285

Callicoon Center, NY 12724


Dear Father Paquet:

Thank you most sincerely for your recent letter, together with enclosures. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated.


You should know that I treasure your letter inasmuch as I am rarely

criticized for working too closely with pro-choice elected officials.


Permit me to suggest, Father Paquet, that there is a vast difference between working with elected officials, even those who are Catholic and take positions contrary to the Church, so that we can, hopefully, accomplish what we can for the good of the Church  and, on the other hand, supporting them. I don’t believe that any Archbishop of New York, yours truly included, has ever compromised Church teaching to be in good favor with Catholic elected officials who take positions contrary to their faith.


With prayerful best wishes, I am,

Fraternally in Christ,


Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York


(Emphasis mine - PBob)



Below are excerpts from various article I found on

 the internet that are relevant to this request.

Card. Dolan ‘would not suggest’ pro-abort Gov. Cuomo not a Catholic ‘in good standing’: archdiocese

·                                    Fri May 17, 2013 11:42 EST
·                         NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 ( – After New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared to suggest during a radio interview this week that he may not view pro-abortion Governor Andrew Cuomo as a Catholic “in good standing,” the archdiocese has issued a statement saying that this is not the case, and that Dolan's remark was misunderstood. 
“Cardinal Dolan would not, and did not, suggest the governor might not be a Catholic in good standing going forward,” archdiocesan spokesman Joseph Zwilling said in a statement originally sent to the New York Times, and forwarded to LifeSiteNews.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Dolan made the remark during a discussion about Gov. Cuomo’s intention to propose a law to make abortion less regulated and more accessible. Cuomo announced the initiative during his State of the State address in January, in which he pledged to “protect a woman’s freedom of choice” by enacting a “Reproductive Health Act." 
The governor added, repeating three times, “Because it is her body, it is her choice. Because it's her body, it's her choice. Because it's her body, it's her choice.” 
During this week’s radio interview, the host of the show, Fred Dicker, asked Cardinal Dolan how Cuomo “could be a leader on an issue that the Church fundamentally feels so strongly about," namely abortion, and “still be considered a Catholic in good standing?”
“Well, I don’t mind telling you that’s one of the things the governor and I talk about,” Cardinal Dolan responded. “And look, he and I have very grave differences. And this is one of them.”

Daily News

Andrew Cuomo’s Brave New 'Roe' (30680)

New York State’s Catholic governor pushes on-demand abortion legislation that, if enforced, could put Catholic hospitals and many state-funded ministries out of business.

06.04.13 -


On the pressing need to cut off the festering sore named Andrew Cuomo from the Body of Christ, and excommunicate him from all communion with the faithful of the Catholic Church
We are Catholics who are fed up with the toleration of self proclaimed "Catholic" politicians who openly and defiantly support policies inimical to the Gospel of Christ and the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. In addition to the deleterious effects of the policies they support, their continuing toleration as Catholics in good standing causes scandal among the faithful, who wonder how a public figure can brazenly support policies the Faith condemns as evil, without any effective punishment from the bishops. It is only the cowardice and corruption of the bishops that have prevented such notorious sinners from receiving the sentence they deserve. We demand courage and moral leadership from the authorities of our Church. We demand that such people be excommunicated and cast into outer darkness until such time as they see fit to repent of the evil they have embraced. 

This page is specifically devoted to agitating for the excommunication of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In addition to being a fanatical supporter of the murder of unborn children, Cuomo is a divorced man living in sin with a concubine named Sandra Lee. A staunch ally of organized homosexuality, Cuomo was instrumental in passing the recent legalization of homosexual "marriage" in New York State. Yet the shepherds of our flock have responded to such provocation with nothing but impotent blog posts and letters to the editor. The bishops' inaction creates confusion and gives the impression to Catholics and non-Catholics alike that infanticide, divorce, fornication and sodomy are perfectly consistent with being a Catholic. We demand that this disgrace to the Church be excommunicated for the good of the Church and the benefit of his own soul.
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Vatican Canon Law Adviser: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Should Be Denied Communion

February 21, 2011 - 12:18 PM

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and partner Sandra Lee after attending Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY, on Jan. 2, 2011. (AP Photo)
( – In receiving communion at a Mass offered by the Roman Catholic bishop of Albany, NY, that state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, who supports abortion, gay marriage, and lives with his girlfriend, committed an “objectively sacrilegious” act that “produces grave scandal,” according to Dr. Edward Peters, a top expert in Catholic Church law and a consultant to the highest court at the Vatican.
Peters specifically cited Cuomo's cohabiting with Food Network hostess Sandra Lee as "publicly acting in violation of a fundamental moral expectation of the Church," and that "as long as he persists in such conduct, he should refrain from taking Holy Communion" and "if he approaches for Holy Communion, he should be denied the august sacrament in accord with Canon 915."
Canon 915, from the Church's Code of Canon Law, says that persons “who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion.”
In addition, based on the news reports of the Mass and the sermon given by Bp. Howard Hubbard, the bishop’s remarks constituted “a failure in pastoral care,” said Peters, largely for what the prelate “did not say, than for what he did say.”
“Bp. Hubbard, faced with a prominent Catholic leader of whom, it may be fairly said, there are ‘great expectations,’ did not challenge the governor to begin his reform of the state with a reform of his person,” said Peters. spoke by e-mail with Dr. Peters,  who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI last year as a referendarius (consultant) to the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest administrative tribunal, itself subject only to the Pope and under the direction of Cardinal Raymond Burke, the archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, Mo.

Friday, May 31, 2013

By Bob Paquet
May 31, 2013

Satire - a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc.humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of
 a person, government, society, etc.

If you are not familiar with the novel “1984” by George Orwell it is about living under an omnipresent government which watches everyone closely and persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes. Individuals are subjected to mind control and are expected to think and live according to the dictates of an elite political party. Right and wrong, good and bad, and all other rules and regulations are dictated by the government.

Sound familiar? As I see, hear, and experience more and more of the policies of the current government in the United States I am becoming more and more fearful that we are headed for a government of the party, by the party and for the party. I must admit, I also am beginning to think like Pontius Pilate – “What is truth?” Having said this, I will now list characteristics about me that I believe may cause or have already caused me to be under surveillance (drones – Google internet - webmail) and perhaps subject to IRS or Homeland Security scrutiny. (I don’t think I am paranoid – BUT what if my computer is bugged and Eric H. Holder, Jr. personally signed the authorization). If you happen to agree with any of this be careful –BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING AND LISTENING! In fact, your taxes could increase and you may never be able to form a tax exempt organization, or get into most of the (politically correct) Universities – and the loss of these benefits are just the top of the iceberg. Oh, and you may have a problem getting medical care under the Obama Care plan. Euthanasia may be your only way out. (Euthanasia is illegal in all states of the United States. Physician aid in dying (PAD), or assisted suicide, is legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Vermont. The key difference between euthanasia and PAD is who administers the lethal dose of medication.) DUH!

MY DISCLAIMER: (To be safe – I think)
(This is a politically incorrect disclaimer but I like it.)
I probably do not agree with everything that anyone has to say, nor have I ever totally agreed with anyone I have met in life. This probably includes you. And there probably isn't anyone out there who agrees with everything I believe or have to say either. I am not your spiritual father, teacher, and definitely not your Lord or the Holy Spirit, nor am I your priest (See Matt23:8-10, Heb3:1, 1Peter2:9, etc). If I only referenced sources that I considered perfect, then I probably wouldn't be able to reference any, including my own. Now that I have said that, I do believe there is truth to be found in every teaching I do. It is up to you and the Holy Spirit in you to discern what is good, and to ponder or reject the rest. So, that is all I have to say about that, thus ending my disclaimer.

Note: This list is NOT everything I believe but perhaps
the most dangerous from the point of view of much of our government.

I am a Christian, I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I believe the Bible to be the infallible, inspired Word of God as written not as interpreted by a multitude of commentators, and (I also thump it on occasion). I believe that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God not by reading commentaries. I am a retired (retarded?) 72 year old Pastor and believe that I have the right to speak in public, to preach any sermon freely (even about politics) and to teach without fear whatever I believe and/or know that agrees with my faith and conscience (with respect to just laws and without hate or malice - even if the church I belong to must give up its tax free status).  I believe that there should be separation of the government from the church and the church from the government (that 1st Amendment stuff – besides God is the head of both). I am educated with a BS, two Masters degrees and a PhD (meaning I have enough knowledge to realize how little I really know and I am full of BS, MS and Piled Higher and Deeper) and may be considered to be too intelligent by BIG BROTHER (thus a threat because I think for myself). I am a Marine Corp Veteran (which may be a problem because I have been trained in the use of firearms and have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States). I believe in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United Sates (as written by the Founders of our Nation – not as interpreted by various individuals and Presidential appointed Supreme Court Justices with various agendas).

I legally own firearms (to protect myself and my family from both individuals and the government- that 2nd Amendment stuff). I believe that God gave me the rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (not the almighty, all knowing, omniscient, government). I believe I have the responsibility to live my life, enjoy my liberty, and pursue my happiness according to my own conscience as long as I do not commit crimes against just laws and I respect the right of all other individuals to do the same. I believe that I am responsible for my own welfare (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) and that I should help those in need. I believe that the government does not owe me or anyone else a (free ride) a living.

I oppose same sex marriage as I feel strongly about the Biblical covenant called marriage, (I do not approve but I am tolerant of Civil Unions that do and should provide the same benefits as being married – the issue seems to be the word and definition of marriage). I believe that God gave each of us free will and He will one day judge how we used it (we each can choose to live eternity in paradise or in hell – freedom of choice). I think that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are for non-homosexual boys and girls, (if the homosexual community wants to have gay boy scouts and lesbian girl scouts they can – I do not approve and will not support it and will most likely speak out against it but I will be tolerant). I believe that parents are given by our Creator the responsibility of raising their children and training them not the state. I believe that the family, a mother (woman) and a father (man) are the basic unit of society and should remain so.

I believe that most of the terrorism in the world today is a result of some (crazy – politically incorrect) Islamists who have the same mental problems (mentally challenged- politically correct) as someone in the Ku Klux Klan thinking that their god desires for them to conquer and rule over anyone who does not agree with them and their idea of a god. I will without hesitation fight to defend myself, my family, my friends and my fellow citizens and the United States of America against any people, race, religion, (including “christians” who are not “Christians - true followers of Christ and His teachings in the Holy Scriptures). I do not believe that just because the government legalizes something that that makes it moral or right, ( a lot of people will go to hell if they think they can use the Nuremburg excuse – I was just doing what the government said or what I was told to do). I believe that in most cases politically incorrect is correct (for example, what is wrong with saying I have had a gay –happy -  same sex, - faithful to my wife -  marriage for 50 years or if I want to Dawn my Gay Apparel at Christmas time I will).

I believe that most of the crimes in the world are committed by individuals who are mentally challenged (politically correct), believe there is no judgment (God) after death, believe that their god told them to do it or just have decided that they want what they want when they want it (lust). I believe that abortion is the murder of a baby in its mother’s womb and is not made right because the government says so. I believe that the Ten Commandments were given to man by God and are not Ten Suggestions.  

I believe that I have already said too much and without a doubt created friends and enemies so I will stop with these three absolutes (Absolute may be a politically incorrect word in our postmodern society).

I believe that there are absolute truths including the following: 1. The longer we stay here the older we get. 2. If you live long enough you will not get out of this alive (rapture may be an exception to this). 3. The death rate in the world for everyone including politicians, Christians, Islamists, etc. is 100%. WHAT IF THE BIBLE IS TRUE?

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