Today is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, great apostles for the truth and martyrs for the faith. It is appropriate on the day after the abomination of Obamacare was upheld by the activists on the Supreme Court that we remember these saints. We are called to follow in their footsteps which led to persecution and martyrdom. Catholics may NEVER pay for abortion and contraception. Catholics may NEVER allow the murder of the elderly and infirm by neglect. Catholics MUST fight for the truth. Gird your loins, put on the armor of God, and prepare for battle.
Will our bishops please wake up before this Socialist “President” kills our unborn and next our elderly and anyone else he and his liberal death panels will think “unfit.” Not only Democrat Senators and Representatives (and of course that fool Biden) need to be denied communion but the two “Catholic” justices who went along with this. It won’t matter much for Sotomayor as she doesn’t practice the faith (not surprised) but Roberts needs to be called to account for his action. He is a papal knight or something—needs to be stripped of it and exposed for what he is.
Very good presentation, moving and to the point—only thing is that “Once to Every Man and Nation” was written by James Russell Lowell as a paean to Protestantism and those who stood faithful to it during Catholic persecution. Lowell was a New England Calvinist raised on Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and the “burning martyrs” in whose light we track the bleeding feet of Christ were those Protestants put to death by “Bloody Mary” in her attempts to restore England to the Catholic faith from which her father, Henry VIII, had ripped it. The “wrong” upon the throne was the Catholic Queen. So this celebrates religious liberty, but perhaps not in a way we Catholics want to remember it. There must be better songs for this.
I was curious about Lowell when I read it and meant to look it up. Thanks for the interesting historical lesson. But perhaps it is a good reminder that history is written by the winners and often distorts reality. William Cobbett's book History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland was an example of a firey Englishman who, although a protestant, defended Catholics against the abuses of Elizabeth and her henchmen. I recommend the book highly. http://www.amazon.com/History-Protestant-Reformation-England-Ireland/dp/0895553538
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