“A Call to Catholic Men of Faith”
If the Catholic Church – and I mean anyone from any diocese – ever calls me for advice on what needs to be “fixed” about the Catholic Church, I would tell them two things: 1) get a better sales and marketing department; and, 2) restore masculinity to the priesthood. Don’t worry, no one has and no one will.
But it seems to me, notwithstanding all the tripe about the Church being run by a bunch of disconnected old men who are insensitive blah, blah, blah, that there has been too much touchy-feely kind of governance. You know, using declarative sentences (gasp!), denying the Eucharist to openly rabid pro-abortion politicians (double gasp!), and generally performing the manly tasks of a true shepherd by telling their flock that behaving in intrinsically evil ways will get you a first class, one way ticket to the extra crispy section of hell (CPR anyone). And while I’m at it, the US Conference of Catholic Church Secretaries is running waaaaay too many shots!
Apparently Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria is psychic and doesn’t have to ask me. At Mass on April 14th, Bishop Jenky delivered a homily that simply nailed it. If I sound a little giddy, it’s only because I am. He mentioned all the crown jewels of secular humanism: Islam, Communism, Naziism, and Obama.
If the Catholic Church had a catalog, Bishop Jenky would be featured in the Men’s Department.
For 2,000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best. But think about it. The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution, during the days of the Roman Empire.
The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism.
And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.
The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.
May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.
It’s what we call “Kickin’ butt and takin’ names for Jesus.” Now if I could just have a word with Bishop Jenky about that Director of Sales and Marketing job.