As many of you no doubt already know, Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel has been so traumatized by the thuggery of Catholic parents who are 'hurt' by Church teaching, she's quit all teaching and is taking a sabbatical.
Here's a reality check:
With very little exception, there's not a dime's worth of difference between what was done to Sister Jane and what is done to every priest, teacher, parent in every parish and school in the United States when you attempt to teach moral theology.
Think about it. When was the last time a priest or teacher taught moral theology without a group of thugs calling the Chancery who then tells the priest to never do it again?
It's all been silenced.
This is what they do to us.
Worse than silenced really. Catholics who try to uphold moral theology are made an example in the public square. It's the welcome wagon of those 'hurt' by Church teaching.
"This is what we will do to you if you teach moral theology".
All the wimps are under their desks or have taken to blogosphere to pound us here.
Once they have satisfactorily undermined Church teaching, beaten the practicing Catholic to a pulp, they bring in the insidious agenda to finish off the uncatechized.
This is what divine mercy looks like to them. They're living the dream.
After a decade of it, there are very few in a state of grace, leaving them without the tools to recognize, receive and process right from wrong. The pews are empty.
With teachers in secular schools and the culture ramming immorality down our children's throats - even asking for our priests to help parents affirm their children's moral compass correctly is met with thuggery.
I must say though, I was first caught off guard by the thuggery over divorce.
Then it dawned on me: This is what we have to look forward to if Cardinal Kasper's dictates are implemented by Pope Francis.
Sister Jane was up against Pope Francis telling reporters on a plane that the institution of marriage is so cheap every family should be allowed to have a couple of divorces. Followed by recruiting Cardinal Kasper and asking his see to get behind his kooky theology.
God help the poor dear woman who has laid down her life to teach the faith. She's had a good dose of what's left of charity in the pews and courage in Chancery.
I hope she has the right people around her. She ought to head to Fr. Groeschel's in an ambulance so he can explain the bankruptcy and tell her it isn't her, it's them.
What are these parents thinking?
What do they want to hear?
Divorce doesn't have consequences to children. Why Heavens no. Divorce is good for children. The only thing better than divorce is compounding it with adultery and weekly sacrilegious communion.
That really help us all out, won't it?
Please, sirs, pour us some more diabolical disorientation.
Here's your daily navigation meditation (it's about all I can muster!):
Let us not forget the weakness of the Apostles as the enemy seized Christ.
They all ran and hid.
Christ's hand-picked Pope ran towards the crowd of vigilantes to hang out and warm his hands with them.
It's all been done before.
Simon Peter, do you love me?
Yes, I love you.
Simon Peter, do you love me?
Yes, Lord, I love You.
Simon, son of John, do you love me?
Yes, Lord, you know everything, you know that I love You.
Shepherd my sheep.
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.
Hang in there.
Nobody said it was going to be easy. It all works out.
We've all just got to rise to the occasion. Each one of us.
Worthy is the Lamb.