(Note: “Great” does not always mean “good.”)
Tom Hoopes, editor of the National Catholic Register, summarizes another article by another writer about “What Catholics Can Expect” from the Obama regime.
Keep in mind that the particular Catholics in question here are those who are outspokenly pro-life. Other Catholics — you know, those of the Douglas Kmiec, Richard Gaillardetz, Kathleen Sebelius variety — will have nothing whatsoever to fear from the new regime. Catholics of that variety can expect even more in the way of blandishments to secure their approval for and cooperation with what is to come and all the emoluments that will accrue to them as a result of their cooperation.
But they should remember that the Lord issued a memo about just that sort of thing in Luke 9:25.
As for us, let’s remember what Christ said about times like these:
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
“When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:16-22).