As you must know by now, the United States Supreme Court has declared that people of the same-sex have a right to marry one another by a 5-4 vote. This is indeed a tragic and sad moment in the history of our nation, a nation founded on Judaeo – Christian values. This was once a nation of high moral standards. But, it all began to fall apart some 42 years ago, when the same court making abortion on demand the law of the land. Abortion became the new contraception and sex became recreation. The decision of today’s court only follows on years of judicial abuse by the same court.
What will flow from this evil decision will be left to be seen. However, it is clear that the tone that is now afoot in this nation is flagrantly anti-religion and anti-morality. We live in a live and let live society. Although that only goes for those who reject traditional morality, all others are told to conform to the new morality or else. The mouthpiece of the Democratic Party and the cultural elite, Hillary Clinton summed it like this: “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” What Clinton meant was those who disagree with abortion on demand, same-sex marriage or any other immoral behavior ought to come on board or be punished for their disobedience.
We are now dealing with a new nation. The United States of America has been transformed under the many illegal actions of the Obama administration. It is as if we were living in the U.S.S.R. or the Third Reich. The people who insist on tolerance are the most intolerant. Yet, that is their weapon of choice. Language has been hijacked to meet the needs of the Alinskyites. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, in his homily for the as the Dean of the College of Cardinals which elected him as Supreme Pontiff stated: “We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.” This was the battle cry and wake-call that went unheeded.
Because of the silence of clergy of all ranks, the people of God has remained uneducated in even the most basic tenants of our Catholic faith. The have been evangelized by the world and accepted the new morality, even if out of fear of retribution. We have become a Church ever shrinking of people who will accept any compromise that comes down the pipe.
Many think the left has achieved it goal. This however, is only the beginning. In his book, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky writes: ““Curiosity and irreverence go together. Curiosity cannot exist without the other. Curiosity asks, “Is this true?” “Just because this has always been the way, is the best or right way of life, the best or right religion, political or economic value, morality?” To the questioner, nothing is sacred. He detests dogma, defies any finite definition of morality, rebels against any repression of a free, open search of ideas no matter where they may lead. He is challenging, insulting, agitating, discrediting. He stirs unrest.” This radical will never cease, until they have wiped religion and morality off the face of the earth.
So what comes after same-sex marriage? The next step will be to demand all marriage officiants obey the law. It will start with civil officiants. Churches will either renounce their ability to perform civil ceremonies, or be denied that privilege. After this will come the attack on religious officials who refuse same-sex couples. They will once again use our language to weaken us. “How cold hearted.” “How judgmental.” “Jesus wouldn’t judge anyone like this.” “Christians are called to love everyone, they are so intolerant.” Next, they will demand compliance or consequences.
So, you think today’s decision will have no consequences? They didn’t think it could happen in Mexico until President Plutarco Cailes imposed anti-clerical laws in 1924. Approximately 90,000 people were killed in the three year war (1926-1929).
What can you do to change the situation? First, and most importantly you can pray, do penance and sacrifice. Strive to become the saint that you are called to be. Second, you can take part in the political process. Do not say that you can’t make a difference. Vote as a good and well formed Catholic should vote. And finally, speak up. Call your elected officials, not only when they do what is wrong, but to thank and encourage them when they do what is right.
We are living in very difficult times. I even think they are worse than the dark ages. However, we have hope. Good always conquers evil!
I visit a secular forum site, and the discussions taking place there really leave me feeling disgusted because it seems like pretty much everyone is ecstatic about this, and the few who bother to chime in about God and morals, end up being accused of twisting God’s word since to them, God said to love everyone and not to judge them/discriminate against them, etc..
Sadly, of those you mention are some of my children and quite a few of my relatives. So, lifelong relationships will be affected, and I wonder about my children’s salvation even more. And how will my grandchildren grow up?
Love them and pray for them and the Lord will take care of them.
Wise words to live by….thank you Father.
Father Finelli’s words and thoughts are insightful and certainly correct. Happily God eventually does bring good out of evil and no doubt a greater appreciation of the true spousal nature of marriage will evolve within the Church and within society once again. In the meantime, it is indeed a sad day and a sad era.
Fr. Finelli, thank you so much for your words of truth and for working with Courage! The Courage members are so blessed to have good and faithful priest that walks the walk! Pax.
It is my pleasure. The members encourage me with their courage and zeal for the faith.