We’ve been saying the rosary and other devotions nightly while we have the icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians. Dozens of copies have been making their way around so that parishes might better be in solidarity with our persecuted brothers and sisters.
Pope Francis blesses the “Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians,” as Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and a member of the Knights of Columbus, looks on. (L’Osservatore Romano Photo)
Father Miguel Pro praying before execution.
It used to be that Ireland followed America. Now we’re following Ireland, filthy, anti-Catholic Ireland. It’s come to my attention that David French at the National Review has reported that:
A state court in Massachusetts has ruled that a Catholic preparatory school violated the state’s antidiscrimination law when it rescinded a job offer to a man because he was married to another man. Matthew Barrett had accepted a job as Food Service Director at the Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls school. On his employment forms, he listed his husband as his emergency contact — a move that led the school to rescind the job offer.
But here’s the hypocrisy of all this: At the moment, religious schools are exempt from paying directly into the Obama Abortion Superfund while paying insurance for their employees. To remain exempt, the school must hire almost exclusively Catholic personnel and teach almost exclusively Catholic students.
Now, if the court forces anti-Catholic personnel on the school, it will be said that the school cannot be exempt from paying directly (formal cooperation) into the Abortion Superfund.
This kind of blatant, public hypocrisy turning into open persecution is exactly what happened against the Jews (and I’m 100% Jewish) in Germany leading up to the holocaust, the Shoah. This is your government, people. When it happens, it happens very quickly. From one day to the next.