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.
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We live in times where clarity is needed:
(Originally published July 7, 2016)
Let someone dare suggest that this nation has the absolute moral right and legal obligation to regulate the manner and numbers of individuals who seek to immigrate to this country and a hoard of Bishops will trip over their brothers' feet to get to a microphone and condemn the heartless Catholics who make such a suggestion.
Yet, let Planned Parenthood kill and cut human beings into parts for resale and nary a prolonged and outraged episcopal whisper is heard.
Suggest doubling the hourly wage, providing free health care, or increasing welfare benefits and find an army of prelates insisting we have an absolute moral obligation to do so. Few of these same men will utter a single word about salvation, sin, hell or such intrinsic evils as cohabitation, contraception, in-vitro fertilization, euthanasia or the active homosexual lifestyle.
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"Social justice" - not the salvation of souls - has become the eternally bankrupt and erroneous focus of our Churches. This is not what our beloved Lord intended:
"Jesus sends his Apostles to announce that the Kingdom of God, so long promised, is imminent, and to manifest its spiritual aspects. Our Lord tells them exactly what they have to preach: The. Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. He does not say anything about freedom from the Roman yoke under which the nation was suffering. He does not speak about what kind of social or political system they were to live under, nor, indeed, about any other exclusively worldly matter. Christ did not come for such a purpose, and they have not been chosen to concern themselves with such things.They will live to bear witness to Christ, to spread his teaching and to make all men sharers in his salvation."
(From In Conversation With God, Vol 4:16.1, page 99 by Father Francis Fernandez)
Jesus' Church has been hijacked.
Lord open our eyes, hearts, minds and souls while there is still time to save souls and to seek and receive Your mercy.