Defending Christ in the Eucharist is something that no clergy should be afraid to do. When we receive His most precious body and blood, we must do so reverently and free from mortal sin. This includes all Catholics and anyone who calls himself a Catholic. To receive Our Lord in any other way is sacrilege.
Christ is truly present body, blood, soul, and divinity in the Holy Eucharist. We must venerate His presence, honor Him for all He has done for us, and remain reverent at all times. Yet, too many do not take His presence seriously. Some even mock Him. Now is the time for each of us both clergy and lay people to stop this disgrace and return the respect to Our Lord that He deserves.
When the Obama White House first announced that pro-abortion Catholic vice president Joe Biden would lead the United States delegation to the inaugural Mass for Pope Francis, a collective gasp was followed by a prayer that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops would make a public statement clarifying why the vice president could not receive the Eucharist.
The Catholic bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has taken action against Catholic insurance agency Avera Health Plans because the company chose to cover contraception so that it would be in compliance with Obamacare.
There are many legitimate, professional news reports these days that are exposing heroism among Catholic bishops versus the creeping crud of secularism within the Church.
This nation’s moral decline is astounding not only because it has been a relatively swift slide, but more importantly because Catholics have taken leading roles in bringing about the decline.
A recent National Review report quoted Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in which he made a statement regarding vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and U.S. vice president Joe Biden.