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WAKE UP! Fortnight for Religious Freedom Begins on Feast of Thomas More for a Reason Comments

Thomas More was an ordinary Christian man who shows us ordinary Christian men - and women - the way to living a unity of life in the midst of the creeping darkness and growing persecution of our own age. He knew that there is a hierarchy of values which bring with them a hierarchy of duties and loyalties. His witness in life and in death challenges us to examine whether we do. Many Catholics simply do not believe that a threat to ... Continue Reading

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  1. Rob
    1 year ago

    These efforts are fine, but sadly too little to late. The partisianship of our politics has so poisoned the well that the people who need to hear these messages the most have stopped listening.

    Personally, I see this as opportunity. The early church flourished under tremendous strife and yet we wimper with a mandate? Nothing the government can do to stop us from praising God and bringing more people to his son. Nothing.

    The response is not more political action, the response should be Christ. That is what will right this ship.

  2. vance
    1 year ago

    I'm happy to see the Fortnight for Religious Freedom starting to take off. HOWEVER, the vast majority of Bishops and priests ARE NOT on board. My fear is that these priests and Bishops are going to cave in to Obama and quit offering a whole host of services. The only thing left will be Sunday Mass. Then Obama and the Communist Democrat Party will come after Sunday Mass. I see and smell a Big Sellout from our wonderful charlatan Bishops and priests. I know the few and the faithful will be out there fighting but they are the ones who will get bit. Lord help us.

  3. mike
    1 year ago

    too long no pastoring. not a word from the pulpit this week at the cathedral about Fortnight for Freedom. I heard Cardinal Chaput say that no amount of work the hierarchy can do will move the people if the people don't have love for the Church. but too too many years of inattention are yielding the weeds we see in the vineyard now. Hey, I've been noticing that many priests are working secular jobs now, no collars. We need to keep track of the priests. The Laity want to know what the priests are doing with their time. They don't do house visits anymore. Hard to get Last Rites, the priests don't even hear confessions anymore. What are they doing? And everything is so stupid now. Seems like learning went out the window. The Priesthood is hardly even a professional level calling the way it's being practiced. And shunted from the people, the priests are in hiding! from the people. That's not right. What the heck is going on?

  4. Sheila
    1 year ago

    We ARE awake. Its a lot of our bishops who are not. They are the ones silent.

  5. abey
    1 year ago

    It is obvious, the mainline that man follows today is in the fallen state, to the flesh. Christ is come as a detour from this state & life is through this by pass, wherein is the Liberty, for narrow & winding is its way & only a few will find it, prophesizes the Bible. Being complacent instead of contending, contending for the faith in Christ is much the cause.

  6. mjgt
    1 year ago

    A friend of mine, who is a devout Catholic and an oncologist, has decided to sell her interest in a medical practice because her conscience will not allow her to comply with the immoral dictates of the HHS Mandate. What the Obama administration is doing to good people in this country is EVIL!

  7. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    I wonder if there is not some rewriting of history here. From my reading, Christians were killed because they would not give up their belief in Jesus Christ. They died with great joy and their deaths brought more to follow Christ.

    I find the present approach more like a political struggle than an attempt to proclaim good news of Jesus Christ. Where in this article is there any sense of joy? Where is reliance on God and not the arguments of law? Revelation is referenced but as an argument to back up natural law. Rejoice in the Lord always!

  8. jh
    1 year ago

    Clear, uplifting commentary. St. Thomas More, pray for us.

  9. Fr. G. Peter Irving III
    1 year ago

    Dear Manassas Grandma:

    No, the Fortnight for Freedom is not over; it's just beginning. Go to the website below for more information and then call your local parish and asked them what they are doing.

    http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/index.cfm

  10. Suzi
    1 year ago

    Yes, the laity are asleep and unaware of their impending loss of freedoms. But why is it that the priests and bishops are not catechizing from the pulpit about what is happening and informing the laity of the fortnight for freedom? Our priest at Mass last Sunday said nothing about it.


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