With the election of the most anti-life president in this nations history, Christians across America will soon be facing a daunting gauntlet of attacks on the sanctity of life. We need to now follow Jesus more than ever, embrace His teachings, practice our faith, evangelize our friends and neighbors, and pray. Pray and strive for prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance with faith, hope, and love.
This is spiritual warfare on a massive scale. We need to win the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans in order to push back against evil. What is at stake are unknown millions of innocents that will be slaughtered for Mammon’s sake. Not since World War II and maybe even the French Revolution has human civilization been faced with such dark forces arrayed against it. The time for fruitless and pointless rhetoric ended on November 4th. We now cannot stand by the wayside and negotiate the nonnegotiables with those that intend to do harm to the most vulnerable among us. No equivocating, no complacency, and no compromise.
Pray and fast for President-elect Obama and our glorious nation.
Dear American Catholics let you and I heed the words of Fr. Zuhlsdorf:
Neither this video, nor I, nor any sound Catholic people will advocate violence or uncharitable acts.
Neither I nor this video suggest or ask for any disrespect to elected officials or defiance of law and order.
What this video asks is that Catholics embrace the teachings of Holy Church and the truth written into our hearts.
It asks that Catholics practice their Catholic faith, that they be Catholics.
In no way does being Catholic take us out of the public square or place us entirely out of the sphere of what Caesar justly requires. We have obligations to the state, as well as rights.
But our obligation to God and the truth has priority. Only in our fidelity as Catholics can we offer our special contributions to the common good. We have a right and duty to participate in the public square.
We can only have something good to contribute if we know who we are as Catholics, if we embrace that identity, and act accordingly according to our vocations in our proper spheres of life.
We must first fight the battle for our Catholic identity before we can make a difference in the world.
We must make choices.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
(Biretta Tip: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf)