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It's kind of funny that so many bishops hate Church Militant — even notables in the Vatican can't stand us.
But, in a sense, the joke's on them. Church Militant is an unintended creation of them, specifically, their refusal to do their job. Do they really think that Catholics who love the Church are going to sit by while they lie, steal, abuse, cover up and so forth — all while refusing to say the truth of the glory of Catholic teaching?
They refuse to say the truth, which deprives souls of the truth who want the truth. Sorry, bishops, but you don't get to do that, miter or no miter.
Every faithful Catholic has an obligation to speak the truth of the Faith, of Jesus Christ; and whatever happens, happens. However, in a climate of widespread ecclesiastical corruption, that obligation is increased significantly.
Bishops have forsworn their sacred obligation, and done so in a most cowardly, self-absorbed fashion. So now, the baton of truth-telling is handed to the laity, which is a lesson the bishops should learn from.
It's really not that difficult to say the truth, and when you proclaim the truth, people react. Most do not like the truth, which is what makes the bishops such cowards in being afraid of negative responses. But some do respond favorably when they hear truth, and, like a flower turning toward the light, open up to it.
A couple of weeks ago, Church Militant interviewed a local Michigan woman running to be a state representative. Her name is Jacky Eubanks, and she believes and embraces everything the Church teaches. Because we spoke about truth and Church teaching in the arena of politics, some on the Left lost their minds.
A video from a dude who calls himself "Texas Paul" on the Meidas Touch website got close to 100,000 views in about 24 hours. It also got more than 4,000 comments.
But them's "small potatoes" compared to the Lincoln Project's brief video, which has going on half a million views in the same time frame. It also has thousands of comments.
On top of that, a tweet posted last week from the account Left of Center MI has been retweeted over 2,000 times and has 1.1 million views.
The Left is in an uproar, or, more precisely, the haters of truth are in an uproar. But, then again, they are always in an uproar.
It's safe to say this one clip has brought the truth to more people about contraception than the U.S. bishops have in the past 50 years.
So by the time this Vortex airs, almost 2 million people will have viewed the truth and thousands will have attacked it.
And on top of that, this interview also made international news. "Banning Abortions Is Just the Start — Next, the U.S. Right Want to Outlaw Contraception": That's a headline from The Guardian yesterday. Here's the subtitle: "Jacky Eubanks Wants to Be a Michigan Senator — and to Ban Contraception. And She's Not the Only One."
And a quick message to other Catholics running for office: You should have the same unapologetic zeal that Jacky does.
Now for the bishops: Not that we care or certainly excuse their cowardice, but this is what happens when you say the truth or challenge the established narrative, which excuses evil.
For example, wildly popular conservative pundit Mark Dice, with almost 2 million subscribers, earlier this week highlighted a recent interview Church Militant conducted with Matt Schlapp on the question of homosexuality. In less than a day, over a hundred thousand views and 4,000 comments.
And this is the very thing the bishops seem to never grasp, the cowardly wimps. When you say the truth, some people will respond to it and change their lives. For their sake, the truth must be told.
For its own sake as well — but for its saving, life-transforming power, it must be not just told, but announced everywhere, loudly and clearly. As St. Paul said, "Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel."
Here's a reminder to those bishops who keep the gospel from people: When the Holy Spirit inspires the authors to use the word "woe," it never ends well.
Tell the truth, and let the chips fall where they may. The alternative is, don't tell the truth, and fall into Hell.