Even FoxNews gets it right: Just be believers, with reverent offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with honest Confessional practice, with integral presentation of doctrine and morality, with no political correctness, with all charity, and attendance at church will be no problem.
Our little parish has been getting the usual mass mailings from companies capitalizing on the Covid-19 lockdown policies, encouraging us to send them money so that they can assist us in getting people back to church. This is called RICO, creating a problem with hysteria and then solving the problem for money. Yeah… well… NO! No to the stupid novelties. What is it with these people? This is mafia-esque. When will they understand that it’s all about Jesus, that He is the One, the Only One.
Here’s the deal: I’ve been castigated for “stealing” parishioners from other parishes both in and out of the State of North Carolina, you know, because of being authentic, because of having made sacraments available to the Little Flock of Jesus, because of having stood by Jesus in His trials. Sure, one or two disagree with Jesus’ availability to souls, but many more agree with this availability of Jesus. They see Jesus’ “authenticity” and rejoice. They desire the Sacraments, even those who have been away for decades of their lifetime. Seeing “authenticity”, they get it. Seeing Jesus’ availability to them, they get it. They are thankful. They know who stood by them in their trials.
Enough of the sycophantic lowest common denominator of the hell of political correctness so as to congratulate oneself on being clever and sophisticated in being up to date in covering one’s backend. Enough of that. Even while Federal, State and local governments drop all mandates and policies, there are those ecclesiastics who insist on kicking people in the face, kicking them away from Jesus. Why?
Jesus is always the One who Is, who Was, and who is to come, the Almighty, the Alpha and the Omega.
Jesus is my “strategy.”
I totally realize that those to whom I’m preaching in this post won’t understand a word of what I’ve said. They rejoice in financial prowess even while denying people the Sacraments. Even worse, those without financial prowess rejoice in their going bankrupt, and they are praised for that, as that demonstrates their effectiveness in being politically correct, that being the most important and hotly desired result. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were those with financial prowess who purposely brought their parishes to bankruptcy so that they could be praised for being good stewards…
Having said all that, I know my own little parish could go under any second, either for lack of priests and we are suppressed to create another bigger parish, or for lack of parishioners as the older people die off or move closer to the kids (lots of people only temporarily moved here for part of their retirement, their kids having grown up elsewhere), or whatever. I know that. But I don’t think we would go under because of having put a mask on the sacraments.