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Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute is spotlighting connections between cancel culture, communism and the Catholic Church.
Hichborn notes, "There's a saying, 'as goes the Church, so goes the nation.' And this is playing out right before our very eyes, as we watch the cancel culture transform one nation under God into one nation under government."
Referencing Our Lord's words that "the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them ... [but] it shall not be this way [for His Church]," Ven. Fulton J. Sheen elucidates three points of contrast between the Church and totalitarianism:
We're going to contrast here the three characteristics of communism with three characteristics of the Church. First, Our Blessed Lord established a Church in which, one, we do not obey a system, but a person. Two, in the Church, our basis of obedience is not fear, but love. And thirdly, in the Church, freedom of thought is saved by reverence for the truth.
As Church Militant reports regularly, the Church is mostly silent on moral topics, and worse, men like pro-LGBT Jesuit James Martin spout heresy without repercussions, while priests like Fr. Paul John Kalchik are pushed aside for teaching orthodoxy.
According to Michael Hichborn, "The end result of the Church's silence and capitulation is a godless culture ― a culture of death. And as the Church loses the culture war, the culture war leads to a political one."
Simply put, good people make good laws, and bad people make bad ones; which is why American Founding Father John Adams once wrote in a letter, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people."