Saturday, March 28, 2015
In your kindness, please pray prayers of protection for Mike Pence and lift him up in prayer at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during our holy week.
The demons are thrashing about.
When my family immigrated from Ireland, they settled into Roxbury which at that time had a large Jewish population. We lived in a three-decker on the top floor. The family below us were traditional Jews who practiced shabbat.
Many a Friday evening or Saturday, she would open up her back door and call our name and ask us to open the refrigerator to retrieve something for her or help with another task during their hours of fasting and prayer.
Those were the days when the diversity of America loved and supported religious and constitutional freedom. We didn't have the challenge of politicians enacting immoral law that kills the body and souls of our countrymen. There were no priests, bishops and popes who cheered them on, or marched in parades that are the flaunt and haunt of demons.
Life wasn't as complicated as it is now. I am so grateful to have lived in those days, to have the memory of a world of innocence and virtue and goodness.
I read the headlines of a story on the Indiana law that really had me thinking. It said something like "Indiana adopts law that allows businesses to refuse to serve gays".
I didn't bother to read the article because I knew where it was going, but I was truly taken back by it. It pains me to think our homosexual brothers and sisters are being led to believe this is about coming into a store to buy an ice cream cone or cup of coffee. Could they possibly believe we are guessing or thinking about sexual preferences when they come up to a counter to buy a can of paint?
I find it hard to believe anyone could fall into this malicious and ludicrous caricature, but I would urge all to go out of their way to ensure our homosexual brothers and sisters that this is BS.
This law is not about gays who come into a bakery and say "I'll have a dozen red velvet cupcakes'. In that business transaction, we are not being asked to use our talents and gifts and business to participate in the shill of Americans willing to rob you of your salvation or life. It's not even about a homosexual asking us to bake cupcakes for their barber shop or law office. That we can do. What we can't and won't do is use our talent to supply cupcakes to a Planned Parenthood event, an Nazi event, a Klu Klux Clan event because it is blood money. For the same reasons, we will not use the gifts God gave us to hoodwink homosexuals planning a celebration of marriage.
You want to do that, go right ahead. It's none of our business. Unless, of course, you make it our business. If and when you do make it our business, we are placed in the position of committing sin.
God knows there's plenty of priests and bishops in the world cheering us into the spiritual suicide of our immortal souls. Whether we are married heterosexuals attracted to the eyecandy at the gym or bus, separated, divorced, widowed, homosexuals -- no matter what our attractions to sin, the movement to guide us into believing it's okay or good or God's judgment upon sin is the delusion of antiquated sourpusses has infiltrated Christ's Church. All the way to the Chair of Peter.
We are deep in the doodoo. But this too shall pass and Christ's promises that the gates of hell will never prevail against His Deposit of Faith shall come to pass.
The consequences of bishops and popes collaborating and working with misguided, uncatechized and just plain evil politicians are upon us. This means many of our people will be forced to choose between a roof over their heads and food in their children's mouths and bartering away our salvation by committing sin to feed our children.
It is a terrible position. The squeezola is on.
There are constitutional laws that stop people from forcing Americans to do something against their religion. If this was about diversity and decency and respect, you would walk to the cupcake store across the street and ask them to be a participant in your celebration.
Maybe some of it is misunderstanding.
But most of it is a deliberate assault against practicing Catholics who will never give you the nudge and the wink when you want to kill your baby or live with or marry your same sex lover.
God Bless and protect Mike Pence for his valiant stand against the malicious enemy prowling to consume the heirs of Christ's Sacraments and salvation.