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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

''We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian community realize this fully."

As per an open letter from the American Life League's Father William Joseph Kuchinsky to Cardinal Dolan,
    "Where criticism is valid, we are thankful and trust in the Lord to help us amend our ways. But should we allow the erroneous opinions of our detractors to keep us from pointing out that culture has departed from the way of life and our nation’s founding principles?....

    "Should we become mute for the sake of an untruthful characterization of the good work of the faithful in every land?....

    "Are we becoming timid because those wanting legal recognition of unnatural unions unjustly say we’re mean or bigoted?...

    " contrary to what certain “forces” may wish us to believe, the folks in the pews are not hearing about the evils of abortion, homosexual lifestyles, or contraception. Neither are they hearing about fornication, adultery, theft, or even our duties toward the poor from the pulpit....

    "It seems true that many ministers of the gospel can indeed say that, in their decades as a priests, 'rare would be the times that I preached about abortion, so-called gay marriage, and the use of contraceptives.'

    "A majority of Catholics, according to polls, would tell you that all of the above grave sins are licit! Could that be, in part, because of our failure to admonish the sinner and instruct the ignorant? Can it be that we are failing to show mercy and love by not clearly addressing these iniquities?....

    "I would like to call your attention to the words then-Cardinal Wojtyla is reported to have given....'We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the anti-Christ. The confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is, therefore, in God’s plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously."
    http://www.all.org/article/index/id/MTI5Njc/
The American Life League's Judie "Brown predicts that the bishops will acquiesce if the courts uphold the contraceptive mandate: 'It's so very sad. The Catholic Church has the ability to shut down the Obamacare mandate. It would go away if they shut the doors of every Catholic facility, but they won’t – and Obama knows they won’t.'"
http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/if-only-cardinal-dolan-laments-catholics-could-have-been

That's the proverbial "Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come." We need to remind the hierarchy that this must NOT be!

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