Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

For those who do nothing but talk amount to nothing; they fail with their din of words, but ‘the truth of the Lord endures for ever’.

From “The Imitation of Christ”

This election season is just going to get more and more absurd. Today Joe Biden quoted John Paul II. “Be not afraid,” which comes from his inaugural homily as pontiff in 1978. 

Joe Biden: Please Spare Us the JPII Quotes until You Get with the Gospel of Life

Closing the speech with the words of a former Pope, drawn from scripture, is no accident. Trump once said Biden “Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God.” Other Trump allies have questioned his beliefs.

‘Do I look like a radical socialist?’: Breaking down Biden’s speech

is it possible that trump and biden are secretly in partnership?

Today’s Scriptures

Brothers and sisters:

The Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.

Among men, who knows what pertains to the man

except his spirit that is within?

Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God.

1 COR 2:10B-11

Yes, be not afraid to accept the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church in which you were baptized and whose tenets and doctrines you profess to believe. Do not use and abuse the words of the magisterium of the Catholic faith but to be challenged by them. 

Joe Biden: Please Spare Us the JPII Quotes until You Get with the Gospel of Life

“Donald Trump is determined to instill fear in America — that is what his entire campaign for presidency has come down to. Fear. “

Joe Biden speaking on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

could it be “that the quarrel they keep up in public is very much of a put-up job, and that the way in which they perpetually play into each other’s hands is not an everlasting coincidence?”

R. The Lord is just in all his ways.

Making known to men your might

and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

PS 145:12, 17

…John Paul II considered there to be more to the pro-life, Gospel of Life picture than simply making sure babies aren’t aborted. But we cannot abort! Innocent, vulnerable human life! Protect! 

Joe Biden: Please Spare Us the JPII Quotes until You Get with the Gospel of Life

“He keeps telling you if only he was president it wouldn’t happen. He keeps telling us if he was president you would feel safe. Well — he is president. And it is happening. And you don’t. And it’s getting worse. And we know why. Because Donald Trump adds fuel to every fire.”

Joe Biden speaking on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

does trump rule by a coarse and cruel system of sacking and sweating and toil which is totally inconsistent with the free family and which is bound to destroy it; while biden, stretching out his arms to the universe with a prophetic smile, tells us that the family is something that we shall soon gloriously outgrow?

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

A great prophet has arisen in our midst

and God has visited his people.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

LK 7:16

I grieve when I hear Joe Biden talk this way because he should know better. Don’t use the Catholic faith to push the abortion agenda that is rotten to the core and part of the reason we are where we are today, so miserable and violent and often making no natural sense. 

Joe Biden: Please Spare Us the JPII Quotes until You Get with the Gospel of Life

But I believe Americans are stronger than that. I believe we will be guided by the words of Pope John Paul II. Words drawn from Scripture: ‘Be not afraid.’

Joe Biden speaking on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

even though the question of whether the partnership of biden and trump is conscious or unconscious is uncertain, is it not certain that between them both they will keep the unborn, if not human life in all it’s stages, unprotected?

“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?

Have you come to destroy us?

I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”

Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!”

LK 4:34-35A

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