Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vicitm Soul Thankful for Bishops' Strong Stances

Am prayerfully thankful for Bishop D'Arcy's stance, and now this statement to Fr. Jenkins by Bishop Olmsted. May there be more to come, as this is a turning point for Catholics. Shine clear lights upon what the Church IS, to be clear lights through, with, in Christ, not only for the world but for foggy Catholics, as well. We must continue to work hard to be heard, harder to be seen witnessing, and most of all to be assured and to assure that prayers will be answered.

What clear-light Catholics can count on are prayer and the Sacraments, unimpeded by disobedience, dissent, and confused contortions of the Faith. Lest we forget that the Most Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary, angels and saints feel our pain, Christ will have victory in this.

Part of that victory is the very fact that clear-light Catholics are willing to lay all else aside and stand firm for the Truth of the Church, to defend Her, and to be media-politic-culturally martyred if necessary.

There is a supernatural reality, and this is spiritual warfare being finally brought out into the temporal scene. It is more than Lenten Penance. Passion week is coming soon. Who is the victor, always, in this world and for all eternity?

Let us lay our lives down for Christ and His Church: turn away from cunning deceptions of politicians--even of foggy Catholics. Be not afraid to be clear lights of Christ and His Church: obedient, prayerful, and sacrificial. Offer all for God, for what remains worthy if we do not have the Truth? Let the Notre Dame scandal be the light switch for conversion.

Obama Nation: an Abomination

Dropping back into the temporal Catholic world to briefly comment that today's Gospel clarifies that we are to follow God, that we are to be clear witnesses to Who He IS and what we believe through Christ, with Christ, in Christ.

The recent legislation, the unprecedented spending, the horrors against human dignity and life, and even the cutting of charitable giving tax credits make clear we are dealing with darkness against what is holy, good, decent and TRUTH.

This is our Lenten Agony. As Catholics, the world, believe it or not, looks to see if we believe and live what we have been Baptized, to what we have been Confirmed, to what we avow at each Mass, to Him Who we receive, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.

It is a time for Catholics who are clear in what the Church teaches, to engage unclear Catholics, deceived and foggy Catholics, as to the TRUTH. We must employ the Spiritual Works of Mercy to all:

Admonish sinners
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive injuries
Pray for the living and the dead

The Corporal Works of Mercy speak for themselves, as well and are endangered for the most vulnerable.

The invitation of Obama to speak at Notre Dame University commencement as well as to be honored there, is a turning point opportunity for Catholics to rise up out of the pews if they are in them, or to rise up out of deception if not. We must be clear-light witnesses to the Way, the Truth, the Life. Right is always right, and perhaps we needed this abomination to occur in order to uphold that which is sacred and true.

Victim Souls of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: now is an opportunity to offer all suffering and a willingness to die so much to self as to speak, act, think, believe, witness Christ and His Church to all. Offer all for Christ and Holy Mother Church. Pray for conversions of souls. Pray for the strength and perseverance in our Bishops and the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.