Pope Francis celebrating the ordinary form of the Mass extraordinarily!
Great homily, but I disagree with his plea: "President Obama, let us continue to be Catholics!"It is not within the purview of President Obama, nor indeed any elected office holder in this country, to "let us" be what we are. It is up to us to "let" the elected continue in office. They work for us, not us for them.And all rights come from God, none from our government. The Constitution and Bill of Rights are supposed to constrain government; they were not needed to give us permissions. "The consent of the governed" is a phrase we must keep in mind.
Excellent homily!I wish people like my parents could hear this sort of thing. They live in California and do not have cable, satilite TV, or the internet. They couldn't afford it even if they wanted it.There are many folks like my parents who only have access to info via network TV and liberal local newspapers.Maybe it is time for Catholics to buy air time on network TV so that our voice may be heard by those who are willing to hear our side of the issues we face.
"Let us continue to be Catholics?!!" Since when do Christians go hat in hand to Caesar? I do not even consider Obama to be President of this country. He is the occupier of the White House...or whatever...
I found this impassioned homily so refreshing. I have been saying for some time that when we lay catholics, Priest and Bishops, stopped holding ourselves and each other accountable, we began sliding down a slippery slope to where we are today. Much of "who" we are and "what" our church has become is directly attributable to the laissez faire attitude adopted throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. A live and let live, don't offend anyone lest contributions and attendance suffer mentality that has enabled moral relativism to infect us to the point where 54% of catholics voted for this President. I have seen the enemy and it is us. November can't come soon enough for me but I fear the result will not be what so many of us may hope for. That said more courageous homilies like this are desperately needed and if some squirm a little, so be it. It is about time. Soldier on Fr McDonald.
So true Tom and God bless you and I hope you and your family are doing well. All is fine in Macon!!!!
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