“The entire Church cannot give to God as much honor, nor obtain so many graces, as a single priest by celebrating a single Mass”
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Cardinal Burke said: “No one who looks realistically at our world could think that Christians can afford to go on with business as usual, ignoring the profound crisis of faith which has overtaken our society. Each of us, in his or her state of life, is called to work for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. Each of us has a mission, each of us is called to change the world, to work for a culture of life, a culture forged by love and respect for the dignity of each person”.
“When the Lord Jesus Christ approached Jerusalem, He saw the City and wept over it” for they had not recognized the time of their visitation. Our Lord Jesus Christ now weeps over America for they too have not recognized the infinite Mercy Our Lord Jesus Christ has bestowed on us by not utterly destroying us for our crimes of sexual immorality and abortion. The crisis of Faith and the callous disregard for human life have grown exponentially with the completion of the genome project. As Our Lord foretold us:
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
“The life of the first Christians and their witness to the world make known to us the quality of their character. They ignored the danger of death, they forgot how few they were, they never noticed how many were against them, or the power or strength or wisdom of their enemies. Their power was greater than all of that; theirs was the power of Him who had died on the Cross and risen again. They had their gaze riveted on Our Lord Jesus Christ and He was the motive of all their acts! They participated in the Mystery of the Redemption! The Saints understood with clarity in the light of faith that a single sin is a disorder greater than any cataclysm which lays waste the natural world, for the goodness of grace in one single saintly person is greater than the material good of the entire universe”.