In the Criterion, the newspaper for the Archdiocese, there is an awesome story this week about our new St. Vincent De Paul food pantry. There was also a great write up about it in the Brazil Times. There was also a story this week in the Brazil Times about a new store in downtown Brazil opening up that traffics in the demonic, crystals, raiki, tarot cards etc…all that Saint Paul and Moses and the Catholic Church describe as gateways to the demonic.
And this weekend as well national abortion groups are calling for protests in Catholic Churches around the USA.
All of this goes to show, academically, that there are really only 2 sides and no middle ground for people who just want to sit on the sidelines. It, at the end of the day, comes down to the Catholic Church doing battle with literal demons who have possessed human persons.
There is no sideline from which you can watch this battle unfold. You have to make a choice about which side you will fight on.
God, all the way back in the book of Exodus, tells Moses there are two reasons that God is going to allow the Israelites to take over the Promised Land
1) Because the current inhabitants literally sacrificed their children to false gods
2) and they practiced witchcraft and sorcery
Abortion and sorcery comprise the priesthood and the sacrifice of the anti-church.
Let me also be clear, no matter how far away from the Church you have fallen, and no matter what you have done in your past, whether it is abortions, murder, witchcraft, apostasy, and on and on…no matter what sins are in your past, Christ welcomes you back with one confession. Peter betrayed our Lord 3 times, after swearing an oath just a couple of hours prior that he would never do that , but Saint Peter had the sense to repent.
One of the ways you can tell the Catholic Church from the anti-church, the anti Church will always talk about care for the poor ONLY in big terms, while the Catholic Church talks about working with the poor individually – treating and reminding the poor of their dignity, which is what the St. Vincent DePaul Society is all about. The Catholic Church also supports programs that care for the poor on a larger scale in some instances, but always also encourages, and frankly demands, that all Catholics encounter the poor individually as well.
The villain in one of the greatest novels of all time says “I love humanity…it is individual people I can’t stand.” Some of our global planners talk that way. They love humanity…and I would encourage every Catholic and every person of Good Will to run as far and as fast as possible from anyone who offers a plan to save humanity which does not involve Jesus Christ and His Bride the Catholic Church.
Christ, the Good Shepherd, chose to live in poverty and is calling us to follow Him back to the poor. Let us heed the calling of the Good Shepherd.