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A Leaven In The World… The Culture Rejects Life And Youth’s Religious Needs

February 11, 2019 Our Catholic Faith No Comments

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK

Our damaged and selfish society does not consistently advocate for the young and sometimes imperils them, beginning with the right to life from the moment of conception under renewed assault in recent days.
We are thanking God, however, that our president “gets it.” On the evening of the State of the Union speech to Congress he hit all the right points relevant to our fight to undo the injustice of Roe v. Wade. Regardless of any other effect, the “bully pulpit” of the presidency exists as a way of communicating to all of the American people together a vision of justice and the common good to which God calls all of us as a nation. President Trump did an excellent job of accomplishing just that.
I concluded and shared on Twitter, “Was that the most pro-life SOTU ever? Thank you, @POTUS!” Among other pro-life declarations, he said, “Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth. All children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”
Shortly after the SOTU concluded, “Cuomo the Catholic” stormed onto Twitter. He doubled down on his need for official Church sanction by continuing his advocacy of the perpetual murder of innocent human beings because they’re on the wrong side of the border between the womb and the world outside it.
“Breaking: @realDonaldTrump just proposed rolling back Roe — the law of our nation for 46 years affirmed & reaffirmed by numerous Supreme Courts.
“Never.
“NY has a message to those who spread lies & fear to control women’s reproductive health: Not gonna happen. Not now, not ever.”
The blindness to the innocent humanity of the child coming into being is total and damnable.
And then we heard from Kamala Harris:
“Politicians should not tell women what to do with their bodies. #SOTU` ”
I responded to her erroneous mathematics in regard to the number of bodies present before an abortion takes place. “A woman is pregnant because there is now a second body, that of her preborn child, living and growing in her womb. Procured abortion criminally ends that life and sometimes also puts the life of the mother at risk. Please consider the facts.”
Trump also hit back against the rise of Hitlerian human extermination by law in New York, the infanticide eruption in Virginia, and called for protection of innocent preborn life. Some Catholic influence was definitely present in the text of his speech.
As of this writing, Republicans in Congress are rallying to pass a Born Alive Infants Protection Act which has already been blocked by Democrat women. The same women who wore white to attend the SOTU carry on the Ku Klux Klan racism of their political forebears through the war on minorities in the womb by the legalized murder of abortion.
That lack of respect for the sacredness of preborn human life has a trickle-down effect in our cultural neglect of the needs of youth. And their corruption as well. In Bari, Italy, children are being aggressively educated in auto-eroticism as well as in the ideology of gender. Children need to be educated in chastity and self-control, not instructed in addiction to pleasure. Libraries in the USA are the new battleground for men dressed as women to read stories to children. They feel a need to start the brainwashing early for such insanity and unnatural vice.
On the part of Catholic leaders and priests, it seems to extend even to the college level. Sometimes it seems that our Church does not advocate well for the needs of our young people as they approach adulthood, particularly if they prefer anything outside the artificial post-Vatican II bubble within which many boomer Catholics exist.
CUA parents are paying through the nose to send their children to a Catholic university. But they aren’t getting their Catholic money’s worth, despite the name. Catholic young people at the Catholic University of America undergraduate campus in America cannot get a Traditional Latin Mass offered weekly under the auspices of those officially charged with their spiritual care. The chaplaincy at CUA so far disallows the offering of the immemorial liturgy.
Students there have asked for the liturgy repeatedly, have formed a club for those with interest in comparative Catholic liturgies with the aim of including the usus antiquior among the offerings, and have organized an email list of interested students. All to no avail.
That’s where I come into the scenario.
In order to get an occasional Traditional Mass within easy access for students on campus, I was invited to offer one at the Shrine on First Fridays during the academic year. The Mass was offered at the Shrine because it falls outside the purview of the CUA campus ministry. So, to exercise the liturgical freedom which the Church officially guarantees to them, the students must technically go “off campus.”
The first in the series of First Friday Masses was celebrated in February. The small Lourdes chapel where Traditional Masses are typically offered at the Shrine was the venue and it was filled to overflowing by the students. This proves that there is a stable group of the faithful at CUA to justify the offering of the Latin Mass at least on Sundays for the fulfilling of their obligation on the Lord’s Day. Young men sang the schola texts and served for the High Mass.
I preached a brief fervorino, beginning by sharing with the young people how far I had come from my own undergraduate days at Fordham University where I sang in the folk group at the weekly Sunday evening student Mass at 10 p.m. I doubted that many of them even knew what a “folk group” was — although it was a misleading name for something completely fabricated as an excuse to insert innovations into the liturgy. Perhaps none of them had ever seen a guitar used in church.
And that is why I also told them they have much for which to be thankful during this very providential period in the life of the Church. Despite the fact that some priests have attempted to frustrate their attempts to gain access to the Traditional Mass they had overcome the obstacles and come together in a large group to witness to their strong faith.
Please pray for these courageous young people who must fight Catholic leaders for the right to gain access to the Traditional Mass. Some of them are unable to afford even the weekly expense to commute across town to get to Sunday Traditional Masses at Old St. Mary’s in Chinatown or at St. Francis de Sales on Rhode Island Avenue. More priests are learning the Mass and this crisis will come to an end. In the meantime, we must all help these young people to have in justice what the Church says is their right.
Thank you for reading and praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever.
@MCITLFrAphorism

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