If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us.St Teresa of Avila
DARK CLOUDS OVER A CLOSED WORLD
10. For decades, it seemed that the world had learned a lesson from its many wars and disasters, and was slowly moving towards various forms of integration. For example, there was the dream of a united Europe, capable of acknowledging its shared roots and rejoicing in its rich diversity. We think of “the firm conviction of the founders of the European Union, who envisioned a future based on the capacity to work together in bridging divisions and in fostering peace and fellowship between all the peoples of this continent”. There was also a growing desire for integration in Latin America, and several steps were taken in this direction. In some countries and regions, attempts at reconciliation and rapprochement proved fruitful, while others showed great promise.
We see the horrific effects of this in our country.Bishop Patrick Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life
Supreme Court order allows census count to end
“Respondents will suffer substantial injury if the (Census) Bureau is permitted to sacrifice accuracy for expediency.”Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The initial extension of the census count from late September was in response to delays cause by the pandemic, but the Trump administration had argued that the count needed to end right away to meet a year-end deadline used to determine the number of states’ congressional seats.
maga-catholics acting in fear only want citizens to count.
socialist-catholics fear that the constitution’s, requirement of an “actual enumeration” of the population every 10 years will not occur this year.
as a Catholic, acting in a Loving Fear of GOD, i know that not counting all, especially the least, as my brother and sister will result in my not being counted as a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.