YES! We need to regain our Catholic Identity and LIVE our faith.

Thank you Bishop Hermann for bravely speaking the Truth...


In our Supreme Court and in our Congress, we have a plethora of so-called Catholics who are failing to live their Catholic identity.

Over 50 percent of our electorate voted for a president who is one of the most pro-culture-of-death candidates from a major party to run for the highest office of the land.

Yes, we can thank one-half of our Catholics for bailing out on their faith! After almost 50 years (hmmm, did our Catholic identity weaken when we changed our Mass to look like the Protestant service?) of having 50 percent of Catholics abandoning their Catholic identity, we cannot expect to turn this culture around by short-term political efforts. In order to bring about a transformation from a culture of death to a culture of life, we have to restore our Catholic identity.

This means that all of us, as Catholics, have to undergo a profound transformation. It means that we have to take a good look at every facet of our Catholic life, including the serious study of life issues, the regular and devout use of our Sacramental system, especially the devout and weekly attendance at Mass, the regular reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the devout praying of the daily Rosary, and then the faithful, loving and firm witness to lax Catholics about our Catholic beliefs and practices.

We have to live our lives in such a way that we will be unafraid to witness to what we believe and live. I may courageously say that I am willing to die to end abortion, but am I equally willing to say that I am ready to let my ego get ruffled daily for the same cause? Yet … that is where I need to arrive if I am to be a credible witness.

What a glorious opportunity we all have to make a difference in the pro-life cause. Until we are willing to be politically incorrect in order to be biblically correct, we will never convince anyone that our religion is worth living. It does not take 100 percent of our Catholics to transform this country. If 75 percent of our Catholics were steeped in Catholic identity, the abortion issue would be over for our entire country.

For the whole column by Bishop Hermann see:http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09012707.html

8 comments:

Therese said...

Thanks for sharing this! I completely agree with you!

Jenny said...

Really good! Thank God we still have some bishops who will be "the voice crying out in the wilderness"

Kris said...

Can you see me standing up and clapping vigorously?! Amen, sister!!!!!!! God bless Bishop Hermann! May he bring all those who hear back to the Faith, and may every sling raised against him count to his good favor before our Father in Heaven. Same for you +JMJ+ for propegating these good words.

Arley said...

I am so glad to have found your blog! My husband and I feel like outsiders in a world full of "Catholic Haters". (Even the Catholic Churches here have removed their true Catholic calling. ie kneelers, statues, Jesus on the Cross)

We are a Traditional Catholic Family of 7. (4 boys and 1 girl) We are home schooling through Setons'. My oldest is 6 and half way through his first year of Kindergarten. I would love to hear any suggestions you may offer!

I really enjoyed reading this post. It was truely a sad day when our country voted for Pres. Obama. He is only making it easier for adults and teens to "fix their little mistakes". I actually saw a commercial for a new over-the-counter pill that does the same thing. It's a scary world we live in....

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regan said...

this is so great allison. i've been "feelin'" so ecstatic about my Catholic identity these days,ao this is good to hear. we need encouragement to DO the right thing by our LORD!praise GOD for HIS few good U.S. bishops.

Christine said...

If it wasn't for Jamie and blogging with you guys I would lose my mind! I feel so alone sometimes with the great love for the faith (my dh also) and all around me are confused Catholics (including my mil who voted for Obama)....but what do you do? You have a strong voice and a faithful heart. I will be willing to go down with ya seester for the end of abortion.

SuzanneG said...

Thanks for posting this!!!!

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