This week, Bishop Morlino made some great points about the school shooting. I’m hoping to make this a regular thing, where I pick at least one good point out of Bishop Morlino’s homily, when he celebrates Mass publicly.
This week, the transcription is by Tom Reitz (he beat me to it):
And there are all kinds of answers being offered [in regards to the recent shooting]. A lot of legislative solutions. “Let’s make some new laws about guns – that’ll stop it.” “Let’s turn the elementary school into a fortress with armed guards – that’ll stop it.” As if somebody could legislate Satan out of existence. What can we do? There’s only one explanation for this, and the explanation is Satan. And the only one who can expel Satan is Jesus Christ, and the power of Faith. It’s hurtful to see many people now who have pushed and pushed and pushed to expel God from the government schools, now stand around and say “well, how could God allow this?” Maybe if you hadn’t kicked Him out, it wouldn’t have happened.
As Fr. Merrin says, there’s only one – one explanation. Satan himself. Because our country more and more is being delivered over to Satan. It happens in so many ways. But in order to clear the way for Satan, we’ve got to get God out of the way. So out of the government schools, put the nativity scenes out of sight, call the Christmas Tree a holiday bush – do whatever you can. Let’s build a culture that forgets God. And people forget the first sin of all time (after the sin of Adam and Eve): once Adam and Eve pushed God aside and wanted to take his place, the next sin was Cain killing Able. Murder. The moment the human person turns against God, that human person turns against his fellow human beings. It can’t be any other way.
President Obama even said there’s a pattern of this violent killing behavior developing in our country in recent years. That’s true. But the explanation is not a lack of more legislation. It’s not a lack of more psychiatrists and psychologists in the school, to keep an eye on every child because evidently, because of this pattern, the parents fail in this regard. There’s no solution there. The solution is in allowing the true beauty of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in so many beautiful things and in so many beautiful ways, to calm the spirit of the human being. Beauty: the beauty of the Father, of the Son, of the Spirit.
Listen to the whole homily:
The bishop brings up a very good point that is rarely mentioned. Our culture is fighting a war against God to remove him from every crevice of our public life. As he said, “The moment the human person turns against God, that human person turns against his fellow human beings. It can’t be any other way.” The sad irony is lost on many who push God out of the public sphere, particularly the schools, then ask “Where was God?” when disasters happen.
Then there’s the issue of gun control, which the Bishop skirted around, but didn’t address directly, very understandably Besides the moral situation, as he mentioned, there’s also the practical reality of gun laws. To think that gun-control laws are going to disarm criminals is laughable. That whole willingness-to-break-the-law thing is what makes them criminals in the first place, remember? Put simply: anti-gun laws only serve two real purposes: 1) to disarm the very law abiding citizens who need protecting, and 2) further eroding our constitutional freedoms, and thereby advancing the radical liberal agenda espoused by our president, and many others.
Our first, second, and fourteenth amendment rights are now being attacked on all sides. And don’t forget about the Benghazi scandal that the media as now allowed the administration to forget all about.
Don’t forget: when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.