Giving up chocolate for Lent will not save our Church and will not save our country from the loss of religious freedom that radical secularism demands. Resolving to defend our Church and country from this error are the only hope to restoring our freedom of religion. So, get out of your comfort zone because the alternative to religious freedom is extremely uncomfortable.
The time has passed for insignificant resolutions during the Lenten season. Our Church needs us and our Pope has called us to action:
“Here once more we see the need for an engaged, articulate and well-formed CATHOLIC LAITY endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture and with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church’s participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the FUTURE OF AMERICAN SOCIETY.”
What do we need to do to defend the Church? We need to work now to remove false community organizations from our parishes. We need to educate many more Catholics about community organizations‘ manipulation of Catholic social teaching and how it fools Catholics into acting and voting against a Catholic conscience. The manipulation by these community organizations leads to illegal mandates like President Obama’s HHS contraception, sterilization and abortifacient mandate. President Obama is a product of this manipulation of Catholic social teaching through the community organization known as Gamaliel. He worked for Gamaliel in Chicago.
So, how can a Catholic implement a Lenten resolution of defense? By taking action on the “11 Steps to Remove Socialist Community Organizing from your parish and diocese.”
Defend our Church with these steps and you will do tremendous good.
You can even eat chocolate while you do it.
O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.