Every Catholic is suspect

Do you remember right after 9/11?  Yeah, we Americans pulled together and flew our flags, but Muslim women who chose to veil were....edgy.  It was scary to wear such a blatant sign of the religion that the bombers allegedly followed.  Even now, Muslim women who wear traditional dress will often report they believe they are targeted at the airport, poor service in restaurants, etc.

Are you Catholics ready?

Got a rosary hanging around your rear-view mirror?  A window sticker for St. So-and-So's school on the mini-van?  Wear a crucifix around your neck?  Someone may have it in for you.

The debates on Facebook are getting heated, and people have chosen sides.  If you don't want to pay for sterilizations and think gays simply can't be married, you are "out".  Is there a lion and a coliseum in our futures?


We have a government that mandates what pro-life counselors must say. We have a government now that mandates that Catholic institutions pay for things it considers sinful. We have a government that now says the cost of being an American is to abandon Catholicism.
 
Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska in response to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate said, “We cannot and will not comply with this unjust decree. Like the martyrs of old, we must be prepared to accept suffering which could include heavy fines and imprisonment.” (see the article at National Catholic Register)

You know we've heard it all our lives:  we have to be ready to suffer and die for our Faith.  Well, guess what?  We're gonna get the chance.

2 comments:

  1. We may have to suffer, but we will not be led into failure like the tragic Tudor pilgrimage of grace. we will fight for our rights and inflict a little suffering to change their hearts and minds, me thinks. We've sat by while 'they' [we] have slaughtered 50 million of our youngest brothers and sisters - very soon the church militant will lock arms, engage and stop a lot of this nonsense- what we need is leadership - a clarion call to rise up and restore moral order to this blessed land! - barry soetoro et.al., Sebelius, biden, reid, pelosi, many alleged catholics- may be just the catalyst!

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  2. I hope you are right! I think the young men and women who are the "JP II" generation will be our leaders, as well.

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