" "Witness in an age when words which convey truth are judged offensive will make martyrdom more common than we imagined when first we learned that truth." – Father Kevin M. Cusick

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Worth Revisiting - Called To Action Not Silence


 

Thank you Allison Gingras  (Reconciled To You) and Elizabeth Riordan (Theology Is A Verb) for another opportunity to re-publish our favorite posts on Worth Revisiting.


Stop for a visit now (and every Wednesday). The gifted writers who post there each week will no doubt have much of value to offer you.

 

Monday Musings - Called To Action Not Silence 

(Originally published on July 25, 2016)

The Church's selective silence in the face of clear and unambiguous evil is impossible to reconcile with our moral obligations and the ageless wisdom of so many of our forbears in the Faith. 



Why do our leaders hesitate for even a second to publicly and unrelentlessly oppose such evils as killing and harvesting of body parts for profit and continued funding of Planned Parenthood? 



Why is there any delay in publicly correcting and reprimanding Catholic public figures who support  positions contrary to Church teaching and yet profess to be faithful Catholics? 



Why do we refuse to immediately tell our government officials when they direct us to act contrary to our Catholic beliefs and God's Truth that we will not comply, instead of simply and meekly saying we will support Court challenges to such directives?



Why? - a most compelling question requiring a loud response! Here is one offered by Father M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. more than half a century ago:

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