to Action: Obama's further attack on the Sovereignty of the Holy Church
has recently been announced that the Obama administration has
downgraded the Nunciature (Embassy) of the Vatican to the United
States. It will no longer occupy its present building, but will be
moved to offices within the embassy of the Italian Republic to the
U.S. Likewise, it is said that in time the American Embassy to the
Holy See will be moved to offices within the American Embassy to
Italy. Aside from the glaring geopolitical fact that the Vatican
City-State is a sovereign state and not part of the Republic of
Italy, this is disturbing in the extreme on a much higher level.
America has a long history of anti-Catholicism. It was a major step
when Ronald Reagan gave full diplomatic recognition to the Vatican.
Mr. Reagan and Blessed John Paul II were friends and allies in the
cause to defeat communism around the world. Now we have a White House
occupied by a communist who shows Islamist tendencies. He does not
mind bowing before Saudi royalty, but he snubs the representative of
the Vicar of Christ. Particularly as seen in the light of the Obama
Administration's numerous attacks on religious freedom, human
dignity, and the sanctity of life, this is disturbing indeed and a
grave matter of concern.
has been said by some, and certainly asserted by the Obama
Administration, that the Church must yield to the civil government
when the two are in conflict. One common argument for this is that
the Church exists in part within the territorial boundaries of the
United States. Yet, the United States exists within the territory of
God's earth. The Church Militant has lasted on earth approximately
2000 years. It has outlasted every empire and nation on earth. Duty
to God is greater than duty to country or to anything else. In fact,
a Christian's service to one's country (which is a laudable thing)
can only be done in a manner consistent with the laws of Christ. This
applies likewise to participation in civic societies and even to
is time for all who profess the Catholic Faith in America to stand up
and make their voices heard that they are servants of Christ above
all else. It is time to say that our loyalty is to Christ and His
Holy Church above any nation, however great it may be. No nation of
this earth compares to the Kingdom of God.
Church Militant is the body of faithful here on earth. She is
militant because the enemies of Christ are always seeking her
destruction, and we certainly see this with the present situation in
the United States. The Church Militant is not a body on its own. It
is joined through bonds that no earthly power can sever with the
Church Suffering (the souls in purgatory) and the Church Triumphant
(the souls in Heaven). Many tyrants have sought the destruction of
the Holy Church. By the Passion of Christ and the blood of the
martyrs, all tyrants have failed.
is the time for those who profess the Catholic Faith to stand up with
the resolve of Christ as He faced the Passion and with the courage of
the martyrs as they earned their holy crowns. Let no one of the
faithful stand idly by as the forces of darkness attack the Church.
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