01 October 2015

Calling Catholic Men!

From Bishop Olmsted:

"I begin this letter with a clarion call and clear charge to you, my sons and brothers in Christ: Men, do not hesitate to engage in the battle that is raging around you, the battle that is wounding our children and families, the battle that is distorting the dignity of both women and men. This battle is often hidden, but the battle is real. It is primarily spiritual, but it is progressively killing the remaining Christian ethos in our society and culture, and even in our own homes.

The world is under attack by Satan, as our Lord said it would be (1 Peter 5:8-14). This battle is occurring in the Church herself, and the devastation is all too evident. Since AD 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish religious education of children has dropped by 24%, Catholic school attendance has dropped by 19%, infant baptism has dropped by 28%, adult baptism has dropped by 31%, and sacramental Catholic marriages have dropped by 41%. This is a serious breach, a gaping hole in Christ’s battle lines. While the Diocese of Phoenix may have fared better than these national statistics, the losses are staggering."

Catholic Men: read the whole thing!

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  1. Catholic men, get fired! We will not actually do anything about it, and in fact, we will probably decide you are a failure, or a weak and sinful man- especially should someone accuse you of harassment. We will not take any responsibility for an economy where you can actually have a livelihood and provide for a family, nor will we ever explain 1st Timothy to young women, so that you might have a supportive wife, rather than mere attractive competition for whatever jobs are left. But fight! Keep fighting! Even when we betray you, even when we speak total and complete dreck from the pulpit, such that you know here is progressive nonsense, even in the very midst of us, but fight again, so that we can single you out, and make you the scapegoat.

    1. You're sounding a little nihilistic there, August!

  2. He needs a copy of "Marching Orders" due out this month from Catholic Answers: http://shop.catholic.com/marching-orders.html