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The Courage of Bishop Daniel Jenky: Catholics by Conviction! Comments

One of the silverlinings in the ominous cloud threatening the freedom of the Church in America is the extraordinary way the hostility of the new Caesar has mobilized the faithful. Perhaps even more heartening is the way that this growing and open hostility has elicited such courageous leadership from so many of our shepherds. Most recently that kind of courage was demonstrated by Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois. Continue Reading

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  1. Bill Pran
    2 years ago

    God bless Bishop Daniel Jenky, May God bless this wonderful man of God.

  2. Dick and Mary Wilkinson
    2 years ago

    Dear Bishop Jenky,

    God Bless you for your courage. We are praying for you. Notre Dame has been a disappointment to us, Unfortunately the School has strayed , in some instances, from what it means to be "Catholic". Please stand up for those of us who believe in Catholic teaching. Be our voice! Thank you and God be with you.

    Dick and Mary Wilkinson

  3. Lonnie Atteberry
    2 years ago

    Thank God for someone who says what alot of us are thinking. Obama is our first marxist president. He was raised by his grandpa in Hawaii who was a communist. Bishop Jenky is speaking the truth and the liberals hate him for it. He should continue as he is and not be swayed by liberal pressure. I am not a Catholic but have alot of respect for this man. Keep up the good work bishop Jenky and God will reward you.

  4. sharon
    2 years ago

    Dear Bishop Jenky! You sstated what we all believe about this actions of this President!! Thank you and thank God for having the ability to say what we all think!! We are backing you 100 percent! God Bless us all..

  5. margaret ahler
    2 years ago

    To Boshop Jenky,

    Thank you for speaking out on religious freedom. Why are not others doing it? I am ashamed that so few of us are outraged and that this president and his administration are using womens' health issues as an excuse for pushing his healthcare. God bless you for taking a stand on the REAL issue which is religious freedom.

  6. kate cabral-mckeand
    2 years ago

    God bless Bishop Jenky.
    I am Canadian and we need to have more people speak out and about our faith. I wish all of our Catholic leaders would do the same.
    I hope all of us as Catholics can follow his example and live by his words.
    People need to open their eyes and see what is going on around us and make the necessary changes before it's too late..

  7. Joseph DuPont
    2 years ago

    Dear Editor,
    Through good fortune I came across a recent homily by the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, Bishop of Peoria . In it Bishop Jenky reminded me of the miracle of Christianity and how it's fabric is now under attack by Barack Hussein Obama II and his radical appointees. Obama's assault on Christian places of warship, healing and learning are unconscionable. But the truth is that this same president has also placed the homeland of the Jewish people in a desperate situation. It matters not what Obama's motivation is. Regardless of whether his actions are from ignorance, arrogance or part of a sinister agenda, we can't afford 4 more years of this. If America is going to survive economically, or culturally, we must vote with our God given Constitutional rights in mind. We must vote for someone whose parents loved this country.
    Too many people have died protecting our inalienably , God given rights to let Obama or anyone else ignore them. Despite Obama's statements to the contrary, America is a Judeo-Christian society.

  8. vance
    2 years ago

    Rob, at first I didn't know that Bishop Jenky had anything to do with Notre Dame University. I am curious to see what happens from here on.

  9. Judy
    2 years ago

    Rob: Good Post! Vance, thanks for info. Did I not write somewhere that we are indeed blessed with Pope Benedict? That he and Blessed John Paul II are brothers. That when the Church starts something like this, it is like tending a garden that has gotten out of hand. One starts slow, first weeding. And that to me is the biggest part of the job. Some weeds are are young and easily managed. Others are strong, w/wooded stems that will not budge. Their roots are near impossible to eradicate. Just like pedophile priests. I am not comparing them, but I am saying "the weed pulling" began w/Blessed Pope John Paul II and is now continuing. Praise God! It does not happen fast like our political elections. We the Faithful, must continue to support our Holy Father and those who follow his lead like Bishop Jensky. We do not just have a political fight, but it looks as though a Church one as well. And this my Brother Pilgrims, is also what it means to stay on the straight and narrow path. Blessings to you both...

  10. Rob
    2 years ago

    vance, you know what's crazy about this protest of the homily is that it really isn't that controversial. It's a rather succint history of some of the persecution the Church has suffered through. I think what happened is that those who got themselves all enamored over the President got themselves called out for it. Guess they didn't like their conscience getting pricked. We need a lot more of that to be sure.

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