by Fr Richard Heilman | March 29, 2021 7:13 AM
We all know that most Catholics were Democrats back in the 1960s. We were so proud to have John F. Kennedy, a fellow Catholic, as our President. I was five years old when President Kennedy was assassinated, but Catholics carried this “Kennedy Catholic spirit” throughout the 1960s. This was when the Democratic Party was known to be the party of the working class, and the working class were almost all God-fearing, devout church-goers, at the time. So, virtues like honesty and humility and integrity were integral of being a Democrat.
People are free to do their own “chicken or egg” analysis of what came first but, beginning in the second half of the 1960s, there was a revolt, both in the Church and in the culture, against the supernatural, in favor of the superficial. We, who were once spiritually deep, became worldly and shallow.
Exorcists speak of “portals” (or entryways) that are opened to demons by way of sins committed. It is entirely plausible for one to say that one of the biggest portals to the demonic in the history of humanity opened in 1973 with Roe v. Wade. Some might even make a pretty good case that another humungous portal opened in 1965 with Griswold v. Connecticut, and the legalization of the birth control pill. Whether you believe in portals, it is obvious that the demonic spirits of sexual hedonism and radical secular narcissism exploded into our culture with the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.
This was a watershed moment. A watershed moment is a turning point, the exact moment that changes the direction of an activity or situation. A watershed moment is a dividing point, from which things will never be the same.
Once again, “a watershed moment is a dividing point.” Yes! God is horrified by sexual hedonism! God is horrified by radical secular narcissism! God is horrified by murdering defenseless babies! Choosing these means choosing Satan over God. FULL STOP! There is no gray area here; there is no middle ground. This is a DIVIDING POINT!
Once one chooses Satan, then Satan’s tactics are fair game. While God-fearing Christians maintain a moral code or compass, followers of Satan have no such code or compass. Therefore, their tactics may absolutely include lying and cheating and stealing, if these are seen as effective tools for gaining affluence, power and control.
Having made their choice to break (dividing point) from God, I am convinced that what we call the elites or “the establishment” or “the swamp” or ruling class … is, in essence, an “organized crime syndicate” or “THE MOB.”
From this article … https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/organized-crime
“Transnational organized crime (TOC) groups are self-perpetuating associations of individuals who operate, wholly or in part, by illegal means and irrespective of geography. They constantly seek to obtain power, influence, and monetary gains … These groups are typically insular and protect their activities through corruption, violence, international commerce, complex communication mechanisms, and an organizational structure exploiting national boundaries.”
I don’t know where you are at with where the culture is today, but I firmly believe our once God-fearing “Kennedy Catholic” Democratic Party has completely devolved into the MOB. Have we ever seen anything like we have seen, especially in the past year? Like gangsters, if you don’t comply, they will bully you (cancel you) … loss of job, loss of reputation, censorship, physical harm etc., etc. And, all they do is lie, cheat and steal. One can hardly watch mainstream media anymore, as everything out of their mouth seems to be a lie. No longer the 1960s Democratic Party, this MOB is in league with media, Hollywood, TV, Big Tech, Big Corp, Universities and public schools. In the pursuit of power, affluence and control, they will indoctrinate, censor, bully, threaten, lie, cheat and steal. If ever there was an “organized” crime syndicate, this ruling class MOB is it! They seem to be in completely control.
I want to conclude with words of hope. In the Passion Narrative read at our Palm Sunday Masses this weekend, we saw Christ’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem. Everything seemed to be going in a great direction, but then the MOB of Christ’s day rose up against Him. It seemed as though His Father in Heaven had abandoned Him. But, we know the end of the story. Resurrection, Ascension and then the POWER came on them!!
So too, we have been praying our hearts out this past year, and it is tempting to feel God has abandon us, as the MOB has invaded us, and seems to have complete power and control. I can’t say I know exactly what God is doing here, but evil has never looked so repugnant as it does now, in it’s arrogant claim of power and control.
Could it be that God is exposing this evil as a way for all to make a definitive “choice”? Could it be that God is leading us to a place where we finally understand, “with man it impossible, but with God all things are possible”? Could it be that on this Pentecost we may never be more longing for and more open to the POWER of the Holy Spirit?
I want my Kennedy Catholic God-fearing Democratic Party back!!
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
My Palm Sunday sermon speaks to much written in this article:
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