The dictator "Joseph Stalin is famously said to have asked an adviser, dismissively, “How many divisions does the Pope have?” Had the adviser possessed greater courage, he might have replied: “How many does he need?”
Observing the many government leaders gathered at the Vatican for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, we might well have suspected that the world’s politico-military chieftains need what the Pope has more than the Pope needs what they have."
Will President Obama find out how many divisions the pope has? Time will tell! Stalin found out!
No one said a thing, yea or nae. No one! I don't know what to make of the silence. Are they mulling it over or are they ambivalent or are they stark raving mad that the Bishop of our Diocese is issuing a Call to Action, Catholic Action, in the face of an unprecedented attack upon religious liberty and freedom of conscience.
Are the supporters of the Obama administration and those Catholics in my parish who voted for him irate? Do they place their allegiance to the Obama administration and to the Democrat party above that of the Church when clearly there is a insidious attempt on the part of both the administration and the radical wing of the Democrat party to strip the Church of her prophetic mission and make her comply to the dictatorship of their secular view of the United States of America?
Catholics and my parishioners where do you stand? This is a defining moment! In whose division will you belong--you've never before been asked this question as Catholics in the United States of America and that in and of itself should tell you something!