Thursday, July 18, 2019

Faithful Christians Taking Stands In Archdioceses Of Baltimore And Washington

Pursuant to yesterday's post, I'd like to point out a group of concerned people from Lexington Park, MD who are standing up to the filth oozing from the public libraries.  Last month I wrote of a "drag queen story hour" that took place at the local library, presumably funded with taxpayers' dollars.

Last week a County Commission meeting was held in St. Mary's County.  LifesiteNews and related links will show you the testimony presented by outraged Christians at the obvious sexual grooming of area children.  It appears that the library board isn't elected but these commissioners are.  These commissioners hold the purse strings for the library.  Many more good people need to rise up and advise these commissioners that come next election day they may find themselves tossed out on their ears.

If you go back to my June 28th post, you'll see a comment from "St Mary's Resident" arguing that my rebuke of the local clergy was unfair.  He/she mentioned the holy hour that occurred in reparation for the sins committed at that "story hour".  While it's all well and good to pray within the safe confines of Catholic property, that will not suffice as a substitute for getting out where the real need is.  Moreover, I noticed no Catholic clergy in the videos of that commissioner meeting.

Lexington Park lies within the Archdiocese of Washington.  Who has heard of anything said by Archbishop Gregory about this travesty?  Not I!  Anyone?

Shifting our attention to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV, a suffrigan of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we hear with gladness of Catholics standing up to the stonewalling by Archbishop Lori.  They call themselves Lay Catholic Voices for Change.  They have learned early on that the only language this crowd of bishops knows is the language of money.  They have spoken it by announcing a boycott.  Apparently it didn't take long for Lori et al to get the message for the latter have announced a spate of reforms.  I only counsel my WV colleagues to monitor that situation closely and if any sleight of hand occurs, to reinstate that boycott immediately.  Good for them!

May their numbers increase!


  1. So again you are saying that 'picketing' is more effective than praying before the Blessed Sacrament?

    1. Both are needed. This is not an "either/or" situation, but a "both/and" one. Obviously prayer is necessary but it is not sufficient. I would go so far to say that if one prays within the relatively safe confines of home or church but refuses to step out of their comfort zone to physically face the real evils, then such prayer will not be efficacious.

  2. What about today's gospel, regarding Martha and Mary? Jesus said Mary had chosen the better part, sitting at his feet and listening to him. And how about the contemplatives, who are called to the monastery- they "only" pray, and spend their whole life doing this in response to God's call. Is their pray not efficacious? Could it be that we each have a different part in fighting evil? A mother of young children may not be free to picket, or may be called to care for a large family. A single person may have more free time to both pray and Picket. Another fact: At Fatima, our lady asked us to pray the rosary (and do penance) for the conversion of Russia. She didn't say anything about picketing.

    1. The key phrase in my statement above is "refuses to step out of their comfort zone". Those who are being faithful to their states in life are not refusing to step out of their comfort zones. It's that refusal that renders impotent any prayer, for in essence they are denying the Lord permission to use them to answer their own prayer.


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