Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox…it matters not

“Give that child to me. I want it. I will care for it.
I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to
give that child to a married couple who will love the child
and be loved by the child.”

Mother Teresa

‘What really is at play here, dear family,
is that other shepherds are offended because I simply state
the fact that they abandoned their sheep in a time of need.
If this alleged virus was allegedly a fraction as dangerous
as they said it was, it was all the more reason to keep our
churches open and get you the sacraments so that you
stayed in a state of grace.
They put your eternal souls at risk!’

Fr. Altman

Recently I’ve been following a story about a Catholic priest who made
a comment during the past 2020 election that if one was a professed Catholic,
one could not also be a democrat.
The priest made this comment based upon the two leading democrats at
the time, who were Catholic but who were also very outspoken
regarding abortion.

At the time, the priest was obviously referencing candidate Joe Biden
and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi…both professed Roman Catholics
who were each touting a ‘woman’s right to choose’—a woman’s right to
use abortion as a means of birth control or a means to end something
that might just be more than one wishes to bear.

The priest also had qualms with not being able to administer
Communion to parishioners who wanted to partake in Holy Communion during
the pandemic quagmire we all endured.

Well, not being Catholic, I actually whole heartedly happen to agree
with this priest.

As in I don’t know how one can be Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian.,
Methodist, Anglican, Orthodox, etc and calmly proclaim from the roof tops
that abortion is certainly fine and dandy.

It is an abomination to God.
Plain and simple.

Our burdens that we bear on this earth are all known by the Father.
Believers know that the gate will be narrow…not wide.
Many will opt for the wide gate…wide is easy yet it is a gate
that will lead to one’s demise.

The narrow gate leads to Salvation…a simple fact.

Our perceived burdens are not meant to be isolated.
Our very lives are tools for teaching.
Our lives, our actions, teach others.
How we opt to handle our burdens is paramount to others.
And yet we don’t or can’t grasp that small fact.
Everything we do has a direct impact upon another…
be it for good or for bad.

Our culture prefers easy and calm…heck, who doesn’t
But that is not what life is all about…easy and calm.

The disciples were each called by name and it was made clear
up front that their opting to follow Christ would not be
a cake walk. It would not be an easy journey.
Choose or not to choose.

However the disciples knew that to not follow would be the lesser
of the two choices…it would equate to death.

He requires a great deal of us.
Plain and simple.

Pick up your mat and walk, He commands us.
Sin no more.
Go forth and proclaim the greatness of the Lord…

BREAKING: Fr. Altman’s bishop has asked him to resign

Shockingly, Fr. Altman announced this past Sunday that his bishop,
Bishop William Callaghan, has asked him to resign for being
“divisive and ineffective.”

Fr. Altman is the priest who said,
“You can’t be a Catholic and a Democrat” in 2020,
and who, more recently, has been strong in his criticism of the
pro-abortion Biden Administration and, separately,
has admonished the U.S. bishops for denying the Sacraments to church-going
Catholics during the COVID crisis.

After delivering a powerful Pentecost Sunday homily, Altman explained:
“I regret to inform you, they want my head on a platter.
They want my head now for speaking the truth.
I apparently have created enemies in the hierarchy.”

“To paraphrase the great, great Cardinal Burke,
‘When I die, I will stand in judgment before the Lord,
not any Bishop of the church, nor as the great Cardinal Burke
specifically said, the USCCB,’” said the embattled priest.

17 comments on “Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox…it matters not

  1. bcparkison says:

    The evil one is working over time and putting every thing good to silence.

  2. says:

    Great food fpr thought. Hopefully we’re in for another Renaissance after this plague is over and done. Our churches all need to look at their origins and start manning up again – or is that an out of date term – now I would have to say. “Neuter gendering up.”

  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I agree with Fr. Altman also. The action by his bishop puts him in the spotlight which puts abortion in the spotlight. People can’t as easily ignore it.

  4. Good stuff, Julie! This really triggered me, “other shepherds are offended because I simply state
    the fact that they abandoned their sheep in a time of need.”


    My church stayed open, never wavered even when things got heated, so I was really blessed! Just the same, every church around me shut down and some are still shut today. It’s been such a huge betrayal, such a feeling abandonment that goes all the way down to my toes. I had always thought the church would be there for us, the church is our refuge when an asteroid is heading right for us or a global pandemic comes. I did not expect to see so many collapse and abandon their people immediately. A church who is not there for her people during hard times is not a church. A two week quarantine is understandable, forgivable. But more than a year? Get off my planet!

    Obviously I got some powerful feelings about all this. 🙂

    • Indeed IB— if the Church—as in our sanctuaries, our places of refuge, our earthly tangible connection to Jesus himself…if they lock us out during our very hour of need— if they remain(ed)silent when seniors were shut away from all family with many dying isolated and alone, if they refused communion to a spiritually hungry fold or if they side(d) with death rather than life— that is not the Bride of Christ as we know her.
      Shepherds of the world or shepherds of Christ— they need to truly ask who it is they serve!!!

  5. Tricia says:

    Wow, hard to believe and yet not so hard they would let such a good shepherd go. Bad times we are in.

  6. Tricia says:

    Great Reagan quote by the way. But aren’t they all!

  7. This entire article was lost in Reagan’s quote. He summed it up magnificently.

  8. Dawn Marie says:

    My prayer is that God is using Fr. Altman for good. I do believe that a bright spotlight will now shine upon the heart of the matter – that we of faith ARE in Crisis – and until we address getting back to the Truth of the Scriptures we will continue down this slippery slope. Ironically, I am filled with great hope regarding this situation. I believe we need a strong David to throw a few stones, to knock out a few Goliaths. Let’s all be shield-bearers for him, and those like him, let’s surround them with the prayers for protection they will need! May God be the glory!

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