Posted by: fvbcdm | February 7, 2012

Feast of Saint Richard of Lucca (7 Feb 2012)

For the last few days, the incoming mail on my computer has been filled with concern about the actions of the man who is, unfortunately, our president.  Actually, he is showing himself to be a moral moron, who has no concern about the sacredness of human life, about the evil of abortion and sterilization, and about the freedom of religion of the citizens of this nation.

If we Catholics were a relatively small group that could qualify as a cult, or a marginal religion holding odd views like those who travel by horse-and-buggy, or who refuse to salute the flag, or to seek medical treatment even for their gravely ill children, the situation would be somewhat different.  But we are the single largest religious denomination in the nation.  The contributions which the Catholic Church has made and continues to make to the education of American children and young people, the health care for the sick of this country regardless of race, creed, and color, and the social work among the needy of our national community are all enormous.  Our willingness to defend even with our very lives the principles of American liberty has been second to none.  And now Barak Obama is willing to force us to close all our health-care facilities if we cannot in conscience perform abortions and other procedures which violate the fifth commandment of the law of God.  

Catholic service men and women have served, fought, and died in every sector of our military establishment.  For what?  For the freedoms which President Franklin Roosevelt famously identified as “the four freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. And now this man in the White House is trying to overturn our freedom of religion, and even more basically, to overturn the right of the children of our nation to their own lives.  

My dear friends, pray for our nation at this crucial moment in our history; pray for the Church in America at this moment, and do what you can to add your support to that of our American bishops and religious leaders of many kinds.  They are trying to uphold morality and human rights in a nation in which one man, totally without competence in the field of morality and divine law, arbitrarily changes the law of God and ignores the rights of the millions of our Catholic Americans.  May God help us in this effort.  Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God bless you. Father Victor Brown, O.P.

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