The Lion of the Tribe of Judah reigns in heaven, but, make no mistake! He is right here with us as our High Priest. He sees all things. And… and… he is to be found within us, and always in the least of our brothers, making them the greatest among us.
A two page letter from falsely accused and wrongly imprisoned Father Gordon MacRae (About) made its way to the hermitage today. I share with you a few sentences which are particularly humbling, but publish them here as a clarion call to those who just click away from these stories all too quickly, as I had once done:
“Your recent HSH articles have made me feel as though I finally have a priestly ally in a Presbyterate that is still cowering from scandal.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer* worked very hard to inspire his fellow clergy to oppose tyranny or, at a bare minimum, not to climb into bed with it. Your recent “take no hostages” revelations of truth have been indeed inspiring. [(The Judas Crisis) and (♬Kill the Priest♬)]
We need to find other voices and empower them as well. I believe we can make a huge difference in the Catholic on-line world.”
So, enough of the cowering! Either it’s solidarity in this Church Militant, or Christ will not take our own captivity captive, but will kill us off, both body and soul in hell. So, enough of the cowering.
*Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran Pastor who despised the Nazis. He was imprisoned in various places, but then was remanded to Buchenwald and then Flossenbürg concentration camps. He was executed in prison just weeks before the end of the war.
There are more and more coming on board, standing in solidarity with those who suffer unjustly, come what may. These are almost exclusively laity – with so very many spiritual mothers especially! – whose prayers and sacrifices are invaluable. There are few priests and almost no bishops. We have to get more priests and more bishops.
We need your help in a practical way. We need solidarity which spreads solidarity. How to do this? How to do this? How to do this?
If you need motivation, read the first bulleted bits in The Judas Crisis. Do you want me to say that this is about the children? O.K. I will. It’s about the children. Read those bulleted points of The Judas Crisis.