“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Thursday, September 6, 2018


I received an email this morning from my friends at Rockford Pro-Life in Illinois. It had a link to an article entitled "It's been tough to be Catholic these past few weeks." It was written by a young man named Broderick Hooker . (http://prolifecorner.com/its-been-tough-to-be-catholic-these-last-few-weeks/)

Broderick wrote:

'The Delivery of The Keys',
Pietro Perugino
"But I refuse to walk away. Here's why. I'm Catholic because I believe what Jesus said when He said, "You are Peter, and upon this Rock I shall build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it." I believe the words of Jesus when he said, "Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you shall not have life in you." I believe the words of Jesus when he said, "Whatsoever you do to the least of these, you do to me."

Broderick shows a tenacious loyal adherence to his faith during these discouraging times when the laity are shocked by the behaviour of the clergy, and not the other way round. Catholics everywhere could learn something from Broderick's loyalty to his Catholic faith, and the Mother Church, even in circumstances that have discouraged others to walk away from the Church—and even their faith in Jesus Christ. 

I do not want Catholics to be discouraged by moral corruption being revealed by clergy up to, and including Cardinals. This is what I think: Satan is so threatened by the Catholic Church that he put corruptible and corrupted men into seminaries decades ago knowing they would deviate, corrupt, and create scandal from within—as they rose to positions of authority in the Church. If the Evil one is that threatened -- and He is, then we should take the Church very seriously. 

Let the scandals validate the words of Christ quoted above by Broderick. If the Catholic Church was not a threat to Satan, he would not try so hard to bring it down from within. The gates of Hell could not prevail by attacks from the outside the Mother Church, so the Devil attacks from within.

These scandals will be set right: If not by the princes of the church then by God Himself. Stay and fight for the Catholic Church and Christ. 

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