"It may be the will of heaven that America shall suffer calamities still more wasting, and distresses yet more dreadful. If this is to be the case, it will have this good effect at least: it will inspire us with many virtues, which we have not, and correct many errors, follies and vices which threaten to disturb, dishonor and destroy us. The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as in individuals. And the new governments we are assuming in every part, will require a purification from our vices and an augmentation of our virtues or there will be no blessings. But I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence; in which as unfashionable as faith may be, I firmly believe.”
“..since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.”
The time for complacency and cowardice, has passed.
"At various times in history, a people or nation is confronted with an issue that transcends others in importance and that demands a courageous response."
Cardinal Justin Rigali
Even though some claim ignorance, we have no excuse.
"When we are faced with every modern means of education and communication, in addition to the law placed in our hearts at creation, no one, and most especially, no Catholic, can ever say: ‘I did not know.’’
With this election, Americans have perpetuated an intrinsic evil.
Homicide has now become Genocide, as the law of the land.
"Over 48 million of God's beloved children, have been slaughtered upon the altar of convenience. And, as a country, we say "Ok." Are we so morally numb, so blind, so deaf, that we can not see what it is that we are doing?
Fr. John Corapi
"At this moment in our country’s history, defense of innocent human life is a moral responsibility for all of us."
Cardinal Justin Rigali
The Battle Cry for this war on the culture of death, in this time of change that promises to perpetuate a grave evil for our nation, must simply be "Be Not Afraid".
"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
“The body, and in fact, it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it”
2c. “ The body, and in fact, it alone, is capable of making visibile what is invisible: the spiritual and divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it” ( TB, 76).
Because we are made in the image and likeness of God, our bodies also have the capacity of making visible something of the invisible mystery of God.
God is invisible, but Christianity is the religion of God making Himself visible.
"The body, and in fact, it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine. It was created to transfer into visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it. "