Bishop Warns of Upcoming Persecution

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 11, 2016   

Calls the acceptance of homosexuality "devastating" to society

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A Catholic bishop is declaring that persecution is coming for Catholics who refuse to capitulate to the LGBT agenda.

But it's not surprising since it's Bp. Fabian Bruskewitz, retired bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska. While overseeing his diocese, he generously allowed the Traditional Latin Mass, forbade female altar servers, established one of the most solidly Catholic seminaries in the United States, and issued excommunications — something almost never done anymore by a Catholic bishop.

In an interview in Orlando, Florida with LifeSiteNews.com, Bp. Bruskewitz called the push in this country to accept the sin of homosexuality "devastating" for society.

He noted how florists, bakers and just about anybody else who refuses to condone and embrace homosexuality and transgenderism is attacked.

"I can't believe that a tiny minority of the human race would perpetuate and try to, not just seek tolerance, but actually seek acquiescence and support for a perversion that is repulsive to normal human beings."

He continued, "I'm convinced that there is going to be every effort made to destroy everything Christian that would in the least bit oppose this kind of degeneration," he continued.

He gave an example of a military chaplain being asked to marry two lesbians "who claim to be Catholic," saying if the chaplain refuses he could be courtmartialed, spending "40 to 50 years in Leavenworth prison."

The bishop also commented that Chicago archbishop Blaise Cupich is "mistaken" on his view of the primacy of a person's conscience. Cupich hinted at last year's Synod on the Family in Rome that people who dissent from Church teaching — especially in the case of individuals living same-sex lifestyles — might be able to receive Holy Communion if they "come to a decision in good conscience."

Bishop Bruskewitz corrects Abp. Cupich by explaining that everyone must conform their conscience to the "objective norm of morality ... God's natural law written into the human heart ... ."

As head of the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska from 1992–2012, Bp. Bruskewitz established St. Gregory the Great, one of the most solid Catholic seminaries in the nation. He also forbade female altar servers in his diocese, and in 2004 said he would deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians.

 

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Rodney Pelletier

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