(Quote) Chris-840826 said:
Thank you, Steven and Thomas. I was not aware of his action or inaction regarding the redefinitio...
(Quote) Chris-840826 said:
Thank you, Steven and Thomas. I was not aware of his action or inaction regarding the redefinition of marriage in New York. But even if he had gone on a vocal rampage, would it really have made a difference? New York is one of the top two states in every liberal agenda item.
Sometimes picking and choosing a person's battles might be a sign of prudence which will allow him more clout with the enemy on the battles he does fight.
It is far easier to criticize others for their inaction than it is for us to get up and fight ourselves when we need to. Regardless what Cardinal Dolan may have been doing at the time regarding that issue, the more pressing question is, why did the Catholics who live in New York not speak up?
I think they are far more liable than their Cardinal is.
let me try and give you and example, instead of and excuse. I was watching Ben hur today and when the Catholics were being lead to arena to be killed by Lions, they were all afraid and really scad. Then Peter came into the arena being sent By Jesus to feed his sheep and spoke to them all and told them they were blessed to be martyrs for the Lord Jesus Christ and would be in heaven on this day because of this witness to the truth.
Then all the people went to the slaughter willingly and singing with belief that God would be with them. People need there Bishops and Priest to be like Peter in moments of Crises to give them hope in what they do, just like Jesus gave hope to so many and Peter and Paul followed in this example. They were not making deals in back rooms to get what they could to protect the Church and there tax exempt status.
They showed the people in there care how to stand up against unlawful laws, even if giving there lives for it. This is what is absent in the USA Catholic leaders. They make deals with the unjust, even if they are Catholics to take the crumbs they will give and less and less each time as years go by. The shepherds need to lead the sheep and feed them with the hope of what they do is right and just. This is for what they were chosen for. Not to make deals and get what they can. Peter was sent by Jesus to feed his seep and he did and was hung on a cross upside down for it.
I pray for our religious leaders, but I can not do What they are called to do . Who would listen to me or you, they are called to set the example for us and lead us in hope and truth. Soon it won't matter because persecution is just around the corner and they will be forced to do it or not then. God help us all when that happens. They secular world is slowly but surely closing in on the Catholic Church and soon won't tolerate our God given laws and will want us to believe there new laws or face some kind of retrubution if we don't. I already here from Catholics who don't practice there faith, that if you don't want to be a part of and abortion, you should not go into the medical field. Thats just non praticing Catholics could you imagine what non Catholics think.