We Are Catholic 10

At breakfast this morning a friend asked me my opinion on the recent news stories on voter fraud — whether I thought they were true.

“It really doesn’t matter,” I told him.  “It’s over. Time to move on to things that really matter. Besides, ….”

We Are Catholic!

Are we not?

Of course, that does not mean sit back and do nothing as if nothing really matters. The important thing, however, is to keep in mind what really matters.

So, not just move on. Move forward!

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10 comments

  1. I understand the feeling that it is time to move on, but the attitude reminds me of what people say about abortion doesn’t it? It’s the law of the land so it is time for the pro life people to get over it and move? Or Obama care, or any of the numerous other things that violate our beliefs. I don’t think that it is right to allow lawlessness to continue, nor do I think just because a law has been passed, that I must just accept it and move on. If I did I would have to tell my conscience to take a hike.
    Just because the election is over and Obama has been declared the winner by the Media, himself, and the Romney camp, if there is corruption and laws were circumvented or ignored, then they need to be checked out. Sweeping it under the rug or hanging a picture over it, does not make it go away. And like corruption in any thing, it has a tendency to spread. Shine the light on it constantly and allow those who can to check it out and fix the problems if they can. But to just let it go because the election is over is the worst thing that could happen. It simply tell those who are doing it that is they can get through an election cycle, they are okay.
    I am not saying we need to obsess on it, but like our work in bringing awareness and knowledge to people about the evil of abortion, and the evils of denying the right to practice our religion, we also have an obligation to point out where illegal activity and corruption exists if we are aware of it. At least that is my humble opinion. God bless you!

    • I have to agree with you totally, Patricia. I think the message of this short post could have been made clearer by stating, “Move Forward!” as we have always done; not simply “move on.” But I did not express that point.

      Of course, we need to be concerned with politics still, and oppose evil with good. There is still a good fight to be fought. Optimism and confidence in Christ are needed to continue with the fight. For that matter, I believe at times, we need to ignore the negative from time to time, momentarily at least, and retreat to the essentials — the things that motivate, nourish, and inspire us.

      Some people are sick of politics and the culture ware at this point, and that is okay. If that is the case, perhaps it is good to take a rest from it then and take a deep breath and recall the important things. That does not mean that we should look at everything with rose colored glasses. It just means that we all need to turn to Christ and focus only on him from time to time. If we don’t, I’m afraid we might run the risk of letting discouragement wear us down.

      Here’s a quote to go along with what I am saying:

      “Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world.” — Pope Benedict XVI, from his address at the 26th World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain

      Thanks for your comment, Patricia, and God bless!

      • Amen and amen, it is all really in God’s hands, but we do have to do our part anyway. I am glad you clarified that my friend. I wasn’t sure if I was missing something. I am afraid that we got where we are now because so many people were willing to just let things go, including myself. I went through most of my life not willing to make waves and thinking that what was done was done. It took God making that change in me to realize that just because something was done, it didn’t make it right!

      • I annexed a small line at the end that I hope will make all of this clearer. Thanks again for the observation. And keep up the good fight with courage and honor!

        And Peace!

  2. No rose-colored glasses here, James, but as a proud Catholic, I will continue to fight this, with all the (extremely) humble power I possess.

    Loopyloo is correct: we need to continue to shine light on the “irregularities” of this past election, as well as the absolute truths which define us.

    The last part of your post is correct, and something I’ve said now many times: “that does not mean sit back and do nothing as if nothing really matters”.

    Agreed.

    And that’s much of what animates me to continue to stand up for our natural, God-given rights as Americans. God’s truth doesn’t stop being true, just because 51% of ANY group says they don’t like it.

    • We absolutely must stand up for our natural God-given rights, JTR. It is our responsibility not just as Christians, but also as Americans to do so. Thanks for your fidelity to Christ and your patriotism. Catholic On, Brother!

  3. We win elections by having the most votes. To win their votes, we must first win the hearts and the souls of our lost brothers and sisters for Christ, and that ultimately has much more significance than any election.

    So as you say, “Catholic on.”

    Nonetheless, as loopyloo305 worries, elections matter, and we cannot passively accept the results of this one. Unless we oppose them and pray for our Lord’s aid, those in power now are those who would silence the message of the Gospel. Therefore, we must do what Benjamin Franklin is reputed to have said.

    We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

    • I have to admit that I worry about the manipulation in government and media and about the effects that these threats pose on our democracy. Indeed, Franklin’s words are starting to have renewed significance today. My concern is mostly over which battles we need to fight with more energy and where we need to turn for the energy to fight. I’m with you in that fight, Citizen Tom. God bless!

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