Bishop Jenky’s homily to his Catholic men calling for “Heroic Catholicism” went viral yesterday and today. Here is an excerpt from his homily:
“The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism.
And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.
The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.
May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.
As Christians we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, but as Christians we must also stand up for what we believe and always be ready to fight for the Faith. The days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction.”
Read the full text of the homily and listen to the podcast (15 minutes) with the link below:
Since his homily went viral the Bishop and Diocese of Peoria have come under ugly attacks.
The diocese is receiving profanity laced phone calls and Bishop Jenky is being attacked on Facebook and other Internet sites by enemies of the Church.
Bishop Jenky and his Diocese need your support and protection now! So, call, email, snail mail, post on their Facebook page to show your support. I am told that the laity’s support means more to our pastors than we know. Use the link below to contact Bishop Jenky:
I am told Bishop Jenky has the “broad shoulders” needed to shepherd and that he was ready for the attacks. That being true, those of us endowed with the broad shoulders to defend the Catholic faith will still form a true circle of protection around him because it is our duty. All of our sacred pastors must be protected. This practice will surely be needed because each of our bishops will soon be next.
O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.