Fr. Perricone: Catholicism Is About Swords

It may seem like a lifetime ago, but some may still recall the habited Catholic nun who spoke at the Republican National Convention of August 2020. She held up her Rosary and exclaimed: “This is our most powerful weapon!”

With lightning speed, a post appeared on social media from a priest. He moaned that the good nun’s declaration was an unfit statement for Catholics: “Too bellicose,” he moaned, “we are a religion of peace.”

Such gauzy drivel has been filling the heads of Catholics for some half-century, gaining traction because it pours from the lips of those in authority. It has enfeebled the Church and left the Faithful enervated, susceptible to any stray intellectual virus concocted by the cancel culture. The “Jesus-gets-us” agitprop Super Bowl commercial and the most recent LGBTQ+ desecration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are both graphic examples of its encompassing ooze.

Nothing short of kneeling before the Enemy.

This unchecked malady besetting Mother Church has left our Catholic patrimony dimmed. A Trojan Horse has invaded the walled City of Christ’s Bride, looting and plundering the Church’s rich inheritance of doctrine, moral law, liturgy, and tradition. And as the enemy rolled out from the horse’s belly, they sacked and effaced with singular purpose. Many Catholics found themselves helpless and destitute. Indeed, generations of Catholics watched in horror as the honor of God and His Church were mocked.

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