Pat Buchannan asks, ‘Is the church militant back?’

The new spirit was first manifest last spring, when scores of bishops denounced Notre Dame for inviting Barack Obama, a NARAL icon, to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree.

Among the motives behind the new militancy is surely the wilding attack on Pope Benedict for reconciling with the Society of St. Pius X, one of whose bishops had questioned the Holocaust. The pope was unaware of this, and the bishop apologized. To no avail. Rising in viciousness, the attacks went on for weeks. Having turned the other cheek, the church got it smacked.

In his May address to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke said, “In a culture which embraces an agenda of death, Catholics and Catholic institutions are necessarily counter-cultural.”

Exactly. Catholicism is necessarily an adversary faith and culture in an America where a triumphant secularism has captured the heights, from Hollywood to the media, the arts and the academy, and relishes nothing more than insults to and blasphemous mockery of the Church of Rome.

Our new battling bishops may be surprised to find they have a large cheering section among a heretofore silent and sullen faithful who have been desperate to find a few clerical champions.


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One Comment on “Pat Buchannan asks, ‘Is the church militant back?’”

  1. Glenn Yanik Says:

    We are mad at hell and we are not going to take it any
    more. The Manhattan Declaration on the sanctity of life, the need to preserve marriage as a one flesh union of man and woman and freedom of religion and conscience points out the tenets of the natural law.
    Martin Luther King relied upon the natural law to challenge laws imposing racial segregation in America.
    Rev King asserted that an unjust law which violates the natural law is no law at all. The Manhattan Declaration recognizes the legitimacy of civil disobedience to unjust laws. We are not to render
    unto Ceasar that which belongs to God.


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