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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. Theresa H.
    2 years ago

    Thank you, Deacon Keith, for publishing this article and the vocal message of the Bishop. We need to hear our Bishops and clergy speak up frequently from the pulpits of the Catholic Church on these matters of faith and morals--whether people like it, or not. St. Paul put it this way in 2 Tim 4:2, "Preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke and exhort, in patience and in teaching. For the time has come when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own liking and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths." Some of these latter have found their way to this web page!

  2. Mike
    2 years ago

    Superb sermon by His Excellency. It's time to stop tolerating the anti-Catholic and anti-American policies of this poor excuse for a president. Don't be swayed by the liberal and anti-Catholic media or the other forces of evil. The Church must stand strong against all attacks. Of course, those forces will never win, but it's necessary for people like Bishop Jenky to point out evil and discrimination against Christ's Church when it rears its ugly head. God bless the bishop and Christ's Holy Church forever. Let us all fight the good fight to do what's necessary in these difficult times. Mary Help of Christians, pray for us.

  3. MJGT
    2 years ago

    Jesus won the war, but he gave each of us a special part to play. If American Christians (and all people of good will) UNITE against corruption in our government, we cannot lose! God bless you Bishop Jenky for your courage. God bless you Deacon Fournier for publishing the Bishop's homily.

  4. Vance
    2 years ago

    Mary Bivens, "Do I want Freedom From Religion"? Not only no, BUT Hell no. What I want is our constitutional Right to the Free Exercise of Religion. Our Alinskyite-in-Chief has torched off the Constitution of the United States. He and his merry band of Marxists have already told us that the Constitution is "in the way" of their agenda. Freedom of Speech and the Free Exercise of Religion don't exist in Communist Tyrannies.

  5. Gloria St.jacques
    2 years ago

    Praise &thank our Awesome God for this so so beautiful &wonderful homily by Bishop Jenky. Icertainly hope to keep reading about more homilies &talks on this subject . There are not words good enough to express my appreciation happiness &joy on this subject .Praise & thanks be to God forever& ever.

  6. Frank
    2 years ago

    Your Excellency,
    Your message is certainly timely and accurate ... EXCEPT you exclude your own order and its primary institution, the University of Notre Dame, from criticism. Your order, the Holy Cross Fathers, legitimized the abortionists and the minimalists that you rightly condemn by honoring one of the very individuals you single out rightly for criticism. Father Jenkins, the prime apologist and enabler remains the President of Notre Dame today. Thus, Your Excellency, your words while true, ring hollow as from a fractured bell. I will remain committed to the Magisterium, as also you personally appear to be … but your order has strayed and is in the vanguard of the forces against us. Your order is one of the planks in our eyes. Its public failure must be addressed as well. You will remain in my prayers.

  7. Esther Marie Ferencz
    2 years ago

    Thanks SO MUCH Bishop Jenky :) . Gratitude on FINALLY someone w.authority as well Cardinal Dolan and some others speaking the TRUTH.... I am very weary of the Liberal Jews moaning as to their poeple as the chosen to KILL....Millions of Poles, Gypsies, other nationalities went to the death camps as well. Enough. Stalin killed over 50 MILLION of his fellow Russians................ARE we to sit here and watch as the first thing these types of Markist, Communist leaders did COME to US? Mr Obama would have no prblem eliminating GOD entirely....this is who HE IS..... an ANTI GOD MAN. THIS IS the eliminating of God from our society so as they can be placed in that spot of GODS.

  8. Barbara Logan
    2 years ago

    This homily makes me so happy to be a Catholic. Even here in New Zealand we watch what is happening in the USA as it will surely affect us too. Thank you American Catholics for taking a stand against the forces of darkness. For those who posted negative and even somewhat abusive comments - may God have mercy on you.

  9. J
    2 years ago

    Calling someone Hitler isn't exactly a good way to enter into dialogue with someone. If the bishops want to try keeping the channels open, which would actually be in their best interest, then you don't go around calling people Hitler. I agree with standing up for our faith, but I don't agree with name calling.

  10. Diane
    2 years ago

    God bless Bishop Jenky and all the Bishops, including the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. We, the flock will follow where you lead. Also to any real Catholic, ignore the posts from the dissidents, they are only attempting to use the old tactic of "divide and conquer". They want to divide the laity from the Bishops, using various tactics, for instance,saying the Bishops aren't doing enough or they're doing too much. IGNORE THE CRITICAL DISSIDENTS. They're part of the fifth column. You can pray for them but don't listen to them. Turn them over to God then turn them off. Unite with and listen to the Bishops and the Holy Father.

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