“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”.
I have attached a letter Shannon Baldridge wrote several years ago after her visit to the American Holocaust Memorial in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Shannon was the diocesan pro-life and Family Life Coordinator at that time. Each of us is giving a sliver of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ to carry for the love of God and the salvation of our soul and that of others. Shannon was giving a drop of the tears which Our Lord continuously sheds over the slaughter of innocent babies in the womb.I am sharing this with you and others who are involved in this apocalyptic battle so that you may know the gravity of these sins and the urgency to make reparation to Almighty God for the sins of this nation. The eclipse of the Transcendent has brought about the “Culture of Death” and only a return to the Sacred Divine Liturgy; The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in all its majesty and glory will bring to a return to a “Culture of Life”. The Sacred Liturgy and the Defense of Life are indispensably intertwined and only through the Sacraments can we atone to God for our crimes against Life and Marriage and once again become His children.
“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.
American Holocaust Memorial Memorial