May 7, 2012

Lucifer rises to test the mettle of American bishops.


There is no doubt that the Church in America is being tried and tested.  Not that she hasn’t been through this before, and not that it is a test isolated to the American prelates – but let not this diminish the current reality in which we find ourselves.  Make no mistake: the American Church is at a crossing point, or rather at the point of the Cross.  If the events of the last four years are not evidence enough, the sufficient proof lies in the unprecedented, stalwart response by our Episcopacy to at least two events: the invitation of President Obama to speak at Notre Dame’s general commencement ceremony, and the recent attack on religious liberty by the Department of Health and Human Services led by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Lucifer came from the words carrier of light because she was so bright and strong. She led even angels in rebellion against their Creator. Today, the Jesuits in Georgetown are doing the same. American bishops are now faced with the greatest scandal that will cause the church to split and sin. Many, like Cardinals Wuerl and OMalley are too afraid of the Democrats in their archdioceses that they stay silent and give the impression of consent. We will see soon enough who will stand up against today's Lucifer.

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