This Sermon is What True Christianity Looks Like.Tell Bishop Jenky You Stand With Him…Urge Other Bishops to Emulate Him… Introduction by Randall Terry.
I am still in a state of Blessed Shock. For years, we have prayed for a serving Bishop to speak with such clarity. Bishop Jenky of Peoria Illinois has risen to the challenge in this dark hour. As of right now – Easter Season of 2012 – Bishop Jenky stands like St. John Fisher, who was the only bishop to stand against Henry VIII.
This sermon speaks for itself. Bp. Jenky rebukes Obama, and makes comparisons to Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and more and then–most critically–he talks about how Catholics VOTE. A link is at the bottom of the page to the entire sermon.
If you want to send a letter to every bishop in America, telling them you support bishop Jenky 100% – and urging them to emulate his courage – you can send a personal letter by fax (so you KNOW it will be read!) to nearly 200 bishops in America, and at the Vatican. I am sending my letter to American bishops and Vatican official right now. (Copy of my letter to bishops at bottom.)
———- here is a portion of Bishop Jenky’s magnificent sermon ———–
…We heard in today’s Second Reading from the Acts of the Apostles that the same Sanhedrin that had condemned Jesus was amazed at the boldness of Peter and John. Perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, they recognized them as companions of Jesus. They warned them never again to teach, or speak to anyone, in the name of Jesus.
But the elders and the scribes might as well have tried to turn back the tide, or hold back an avalanche. Peter and John had seen the Risen Christ with their own eyes. Peter and John were filled with the Holy Spirit. They asked whether it is right “in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God. It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.”
…You know, it has never been easy to be a Christian and it’s not supposed to be easy! The world, the flesh, and the devil will always love their own, and will always hate us. As Jesus once predicted, they hated me, they will certainly hate you.
But our Faith, when it is fully lived, is a fighting faith and a fearless faith. Grounded in the power of the resurrection, there is nothing in this world, and nothing in hell, that can ultimately defeat God’s one, true, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
For 2,000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best. But think about it. The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution, during the days of the Roman Empire.
The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism.
And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.
The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.
May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.
As Christians we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, but as Christians we must also stand up for what we believe and always be ready to fight for the Faith. The days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction.
In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work – like that very first apostolic generation – we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for our salvation.
Remember that in past history other governments have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches like the first disciples locked up in the Upper Room.
In the late 19th century, Bismarck waged his “Kulturkampf,” a Culture War, against the Roman Catholic Church, closing down every Catholic school and hospital, convent and monastery in Imperial Germany.
Clemenceau, nicknamed “the priest eater,” tried the same thing in France in the first decade of the 20th Century.
Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.
In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.
Now things have come to such a pass in America that this is a battle that we could lose, but before the awesome judgement seat of Almighty God this is not a war where any believing Catholic may remain neutral.
This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries — only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down. Because no Catholic institution, under any circumstance, can ever cooperate with the instrinsic evil of killing innocent human life in the womb.
No Catholic ministry – and yes, Mr. President, for Catholics our schools and hospitals are ministries – can remain faithful to the Lordship of the Risen Christ and to his glorious Gospel of Life if they are forced to pay for abortions…
…The Risen Christ is our Eternal Lord; the Head of his Body, the Church; our High Priest; our Teacher; our Captain in the well-fought fight.
We have nothing to fear, but we have a world to win for him. We have nothing to fear, for we have an eternal destiny in heaven. We have nothing to fear, though the earth may quake, kingdoms may rise and fall, demons may rage, but St. Michael the Archangel, and all the hosts of heaven, fight on our behalf.
No matter what happens in this passing moment, at the end of time and history, our God is God and Jesus is Lord, forever and ever.
Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!
Christ wins! Christ reigns! Christ commands!
—End of sermon–What Follows is My Letter to Bishops–Please use any part of it you like—
If you would like to call Bishop Jenky’s office and congratulate him,
his number is: (309) 671-1550
American and Vatican Bishops, Please Stand with Bishop Jenky.
Greeting in the Name of the Risen Christ.
As you know, Bishop Jenky of Peoria Illinois recently delivered a powerful rebuke to President Obama – by name – in a sermon he delivered on April 14, 2012.
Bishops, please remember our Saints: John the Baptist rebuked Herod by name; Jeremiah prophesied by name to kings Jehoiakim and Zedekiah; Elijah rebuked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel by name. Daniel rebuked Belshaz’zar, the pagan king of Babylon, to his face.
Justin Martyr rebuked three Caesars in succession by name; St. Athanasius fled for his life because he rebuked Emperor Constantius, describing him as a forerunner of the Antichrist.
St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, was put to death after excommunicating King Boleslaus II for his scandalous lifestyle. Both St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More opposed Henry the Eighth for his refusal to obey the Church – and lost their heads because of their clarity and courage.
Our need in this hour is for courageous Bishops follow these examples, and boldly rebuke Obama by name, and form the consciences of the faithful in this critical election year. And clearly, you will not be martyred for your stand.
Bishop Jenky is thus far the only U.S. Bishop to publicly “connect the dots” regarding Obama, tyranny, the murder of babies, oppressive tyrants of the past, and VOTING.
Catholic voters (and all Christian voters for that matter) cannot ethically vote for Obama. If they do, they enable him to murder babies, and attack the Church…and cooperate with mortal sin. You know this to be true. We need you – the Bishops of the Catholic Church – to say the truth publicly as Bishop Jenky did.
We the faithful will follow you, stand with you, serve you, and fight beside you if you will simply lead us courageously.
Sincerely, Randall Terry
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