Do we realize when we defend the New Order's leniency for persistent sinners and obey bishops who are afraid of their own shadow, let alone the Democratic Party and all its favors, that we are crying "Crucify Him, Crucify Him!" all over again?
It is a sobering thought that we must take seriously as the lavabo bowl of relativism and excusing the blame is placed before us. Will we wash our hands of our responsibility to stand up to the charlatans in political chambers and chanceries? Or will we stand strong for Truth and Tradition and be willing to be persecuted with Christ? That is the test of our valor and values for once again God is allowing us to clearly see the line in the sand. How many will see it before the lukewarm winds cover over it once more?
"To make their sin even greater, these so-called "Catholic" politicians are willing to rob their faith of its integrity and its relevance for the sake of their own selfish, arrogant, greedy, personal and political agendas."
The actions of two men on that first Good Friday have lived on in the hearts and minds of their respective followers. The few words spoken have rung loud and clear in the ears of those who would seek to follow the wisdom perceived on that fateful day. Standing before the crowd, two men became a symbol of the philosophy, the agenda, and the traits which have been associated with them ever since. Each man's disciples have carried on that tradition, carrying the respective message proudly wherever they wander. The courtyard of that palace witnessed perhaps the most glaring of contrasts ever seen on this earth. On each side stood two powerful symbols of their respective character, purpose, meaning, and agenda. One, a tortured, bloodied, silent Witness to love, courage, sacrifice, and commitment to a cause. The other, a pampered, bold, boastful, arrogant, loud testament to self-love, cowardice, selfishness, and superficiality. Each an eternal symbol for what is right with God and what is wrong with Satan. Both mentors of philosophies, of messages, which still ring loudly today, and are now once again at odds in the courtyard of public favor and opinion.
We know everything we need to know about the first Figure, for He is of course our Divine Savior Jesus Christ to Whom we eternally owe gratitude, obedience, example, love, respect, adoration, praise and, above all, loyalty. We know everything we care to know of the second figure, for he is the father of all those who would silence justice, morality, and what is right for the sake of popularity, convenience, personal gain, and cowardice.
Hands, Favor, and Spin
Just as Pilate washed his hands in a futile attempt to avoid complicity in the murder of the most innocent Jesus, so too Pro-choice politicians have attempted to rinse their sinful complicity in the murder of the most innocent children of tomorrow whose tomorrow has been cut short before its sunrise by ghoulish demons crying choice. Just as Pilate's main motivation was finding favor and maintaining office, so too our Pro-Choice politicians seek only to maintain their pathetic grasp on a trophy most distasteful and a position most foul. Just as Pilate sought to spin his cowardice in the cloak of respecting popular choice and the crowd's right to choose, so too our pathetic Pro-Choice (read PRO-ABORT, PRO-SODOMITE, PRO-SIN) politicians pretend that this is all about freedom, personal conscience, and choice when they well know it is about getting votes and preferring to stand tall on a heap of sin rather than standing proud in a valley of political defeat. Sadly, the similarities between the coward Pilate and the coward Pro-Abort "Catholic" politicians are too many to review here. Both the mentor and his minions have sought to subvert personal, moral convictions and conscience in the name of personal political gain, and added the insult of pretending to make noble that which is ignoble and vile.
To Out-Pilate Pilate
Sadly, as often happens, the students have learned too well from the teacher, and have gone beyond even his vile exercise! While Pilate betrayed his own conscience in sending an obviously innocent Man to His death for the sake of political gain and favor, these Pro-Abort "Catholic" politicians have betrayed their own faith and everything it stands for the same gain. In a nation where September 11th is repeated every day as the same number of Americans are slaughtered in the murder mills called clinics as perished in New York and Washington, these cowards cry not for the butchered babies but for the selfish, greedy, heartless ghouls who murder them. These same cowards will cry for justice and accountability while holding up photos of abused war prisoners while ignoring or censoring photos of murdered children robbed of their chance to live.
To make their sin even greater, these so-called "Catholic" politicians are willing to rob their faith of its integrity and its relevance for the sake of their own selfish, arrogant, greedy, personal and political agendas.
The Last Straw
As Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando so aptly put it, these Pro-Abort, "practicing", "Catholic" politicians have the public gall to not only spit at the very foundation of the Catholic Faith for all to see, but then to seek inclusion in the most Sacred and Holy Element of that Faith, which is reception of The Blessed Sacrament. Sadly Wenski doesn't go far enough for he himself is blinded by the glitz of the Novus Ordo zircon that cannot compare with the diamond of the the True Faith. The fact is no Traditional priest would ever, if he knew, place the Blessed Sacrament on the tongue of a known and persistent sinner for the priest himself would be participating then in the sinful sacrilege as the Apostle Paul verifies in 1 Corinthians 10: 21, "You cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, and of the table of devils" and 1 Corinthians 11: 27,29 "Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink theof the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord...For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateith and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord."
Having spit upon, flogged, beaten, tortured, and dragged Christ to His Crucifixion, they now seek to break bread with His Apostles on their terms without remorse and while in continuing sinfulness without heeding Paul's warning. This absurd outrage is as bold and insolent as to be almost beyond belief! To further the unimaginable perversity of their cowardice and arrogance, these fools then write a letter threatening the Bishops to let them dance in their sin, munching on The Most Sacred Body of Christ, or else face all manner of terrible repercussions in societal and political arenas. Truly, we are nearing hell on earth, for the devil has a pipe and even many Catholics are following this blasphemy, led by many pathetic excuses for shepherds too cowardly or distorted to show courage, conviction, and conscience!
The Line in the Sand Once Again
It is a true testament to the majesty of God Almighty that even in these dark times where evil runs rampant and sin runs the show He should present us with lines so clear and obvious in the sand. It is almost as if we are surrounded by the blind that do not even see the line while we look right at it and clearly see where both sides of that line will lead us. There comes a time when you can just tell those New Order ostriches to get their heads out of the sand so they can see the land so many times, then it is futile. Just as happened with Mel Gibson's masterpiece, we are presented with yet another litmus test defining and dividing the true shepherds from the false cowards, the practicing Catholics from the practicing frauds, and the lovers of God from the lovers of self. On one side we have Christ and His Blessed Mother and everything They stand for.
On the other side we have the evil one and his minions and everything they lie for. It is time once again to be a disciple for a cause and a message given on that first Good Friday. Which cause and message we will serve is up to which side of that line we stand.
Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce Gabriel Garnica will be contributing many articles in 2004. Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, will submit regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes will be music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.