- “We don’t understand! We don’t understand! That dumb ol’ Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone faked us out! We thought that his delays were just playing both sides! We thought he was really with us! We were going to recommend him to be appointed a Cardinal! A prince of the Church! And he just, like, threw it all away! He’s actually pro-life! He actually believes in Jesus in the Eucharist! It’s like he doesn’t care about political correctness with us! We’re us! We’re the important ones! What’s he doing, talking about Jesus, like that means anything?! What can we say?! What can we say?! … Tell them: ‘Media requests will be ignored!'”
Meanwhile, the Christifideles laici, Christ’s faithful, the laity, are like, wait… what? We follow Jesus.
We have to pray for our priests who minister in untoward ecclesiastical provinces, those who will be removed from the priesthood because of denying Holy Communion to the likes of maniac pro-abort politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, John Kerry…
We need priests who will be strong, not running from the wolves. It’s easy for me to say that I would deny these murderous people Holy Communion because, I mean, when are they going to show up in little Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Andrews, N.C.? Never. So, my little protestations on the sidelines don’t mean all that much.
But there are priests who are thinking of picking up cardboard boxes and packing-tape at Lowes because they figure that much sooner than later they will be removed from their assignments for standing with our Lord Jesus in His Trials.
We are to pray that their concern will be not to give scandal by giving Communion to public, notorious, manifest grave sinners. We are to pray that their concern will be to enjoy, at the Last Judgment, Christ Jesus telling them:
- “You are the ones who have stood by Me in My trials. And I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father has bestowed one on Me, so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Mt 22:28-30)
It’s not just that there’s zero church leadership in D.C. & Rome. It’s that such “leadership” leads the faithful astray. Too bad, that. We gotta pray for conversion there, and that, whatever the case of that happening, that Christ’s own faithful will not take any scandal given, but will stand with Christ in His trials.
So, a direct attack on the free exercise of religion by the atheistic communists of Amerika as always countenanced by the DOJ and DHS. Here’s the difference:
- The anti-Americans shriek “separation of church and state, separation of church and politics” as if “Do not murder the innocent” is not a precept binding on everyone in natural law as reflected in the ten commandments and is therefore not simply politics.
- True Americans look to their God-given rights of free exercise of religion, not only within the church as is the prerogative of Archbishop Cordileone, but also in the public square, so that the first amendment to the Constitution is not about citizens fearing smack downs from government, but rather the government, if necessary, being kept at bay from interfering with religious duty consonant with natural law, and this, to such an extent, that religion is free to speak about law even if some perceive that to be political.