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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Hey, Catholics, We're called to be Warrior Witnesses! EVEN NOW, ESPECIALLY NOW!

Hey Church! What are you doing to fight the culture of death?

If you can't be on the front lines physically, you can be a front-line warrior through prayer and penance.

Are you a warrior for Christ ready to take risks for the Lord?

During the World Wars, it was the example of many Catholics—including many Catholic priests who ministered to the dying—who were prepared to “go over the top” to stop an artillery position, or bring back the wounded, that motivated many to convert during and after the war. The Catholic with faith concludes, reasonably, that if today is the day that God has determined for him to meet God, provided he is ready and in a state of grace, he may be able to take some risks. Many who went “over the top” in those trenches of war accomplished heroic feats of bravery as a result. Many times, despite the incredible risk, they returned unhurt to their position, having saved the lives of many. That day was not the day for them to die. (Source)
Listen to the warriors on the sidewalk in North Carolina arrested because they witnessed outside a Greensboro abortuary. Watch and listen to these manly men defend the unborn in Greensboro. Most of them are pastors. Several have been arrested. Compare these men to our bishops and ask yourself who looks more like the apostles! Can you imagine your bishop or pastor doing this?

"We need to do what the Word says....We're to be voices of the voiceless and fathers to the fatherless....We're still going to pray...We're still going to do what God calls us to do." Greensboro pastor
Religious services are "essential" in Texas! Thank you to Governor Abbott! (more here - You can send a thank you from this website.)
“‘Essential services’ shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship,” Texas governor Greg Abbott stated in an executive order issued Tuesday. 
While encouraging all essential services to be provided “through remote telework,” Abbott said that if religious services “cannot be conducted from home or through remote services, they should be conducted consistent with the guidelines from the president and the CDC by “practicing good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation, and by implementing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” (Source)
And finally, this encouraging headline:
Almost half of Americans see coronavirus as ‘wake-up call’ from God: poll
If God uses this crisis to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, we are truly blessed. The only death that's a real disaster is the death of the soul.