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Ora è ben noto quel che lo Stato totalitario e antireligioso esige ed attende da lei come prezzo della sua tolleranza o del suo problematico riconoscimento. Esso, cioè, vorrebbe

una Chiesa che tace, quando dovrebbe parlare;

una Chiesa che indebolisce la legge di Dio, adattandola al gusto dei voleri umani, quando dovrebbe altamente proclamarla e difenderla;

una Chiesa che si distacca dal fondamento inconcusso sul quale Cristo l’ha edificata, per adagiarsi comodamente sulla mobile sabbia delle opinioni del giorno o per abbandonarsi alla corrente che passa;

una Chiesa che non resiste alla oppressione delle coscienze e non tutela i legittimi diritti e le giuste libertà del popolo;

una Chiesa che con indecorosa servilità rimane chiusa fra le quattro mura del tempio, dimentica del divino mandato ricevuto da Cristo: Andate sui crocicchi delle strade (Matth. 22, 9); istruite tutte le genti (Matth. 28, 19).Diletti figli e figlie! Eredi spirituali di una innumerevole legione di confessori e di martiri!

È questa la Chiesa che voi venerate ed amate? Riconoscereste voi in una tale Chiesa i lineamenti del volto della vostra Madre? Potete voi immaginarvi un Successore del primo Pietro, che si pieghi a simili esigenze?

Address of His Holiness Pius XII to the Faithful, February 20, 1949

Save the date! Oct. 23-27 Pilgrimage to EWTN Alabama!

So did I get my miracle? Definitely! “Ask and you shall receive.”

Thank you Holy Face of Jesus.

WQPH listener Lubica V.

Dr.  Mark J. Rollo obituary, Fitchburg, MA

WQPH mourns the loss of our dear colleague, Dr. Mark Rollo, host of “First, Do No Harm.” Mark passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022.

After years of work for Pro-Life causes, he remained patient in his discussion of the ailments of America Culture that often seem incurable. He was and is happy to continue fighting. He began his show with us in November of 2020 and has never ceased to impress us with his depth of knowledge and conviction of faith.

We will continue to air Mark’s programs on Sundays at 11:00 AM ET.

Please join us in prayer for his repose and for consolation of his family.

Sincerely,
Members of WQPH Radio

Save the date – August 27 Men’s Retreat

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

Refrain:
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read the righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on. [Refrain]

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of all before his judgment seat;
O be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on. [Refrain]

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me;
As he died to make us holy, let us die that all be free!
While God is marching on. [Refrain]

Battle Hymn of the Republic, Julia Ward Howe

Instead of seriously pressing the argument that the abortion right itself has deep roots, supporters of Roe and Casey contend that the abortion right is an integral part of a broader entrenched right. Roe termed this a right to privacy, 410 U. S., at 154, and Casey described it as the freedom to make “intimate and personal choices” that are “central to personal dignity and autonomy,” 505 U. S., at 851. Casey elaborated: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

The Court did not claim that this broadly framed right is absolute, and no such claim would be plausible. While individuals are certainly free to think and to say what they wish about “existence,” “meaning,” the “universe,” and “the mystery of human life,” they are not always free to act in accordance with those thoughts. License to act on the basis of such beliefs may correspond to one of the many understandings of “liberty,” but it is certainly not “ordered liberty.”

Ordered liberty sets limits and defines the boundary between competing interests. Roe and Casey each struck a particular balance between the interests of a woman who wants an abortion and the interests of what they termed “potential life.” Roe, 410 U. S., at 150 (emphasis deleted); Casey, 505 U. S., at 852. But the people of the various States may evaluate those interests differently. In some States, voters may believe that the abortion right should be even more extensive than the right that Roe and Casey recognized. Voters in other States may wish to impose tight restrictions based on their belief that abortion destroys an “unborn human being.” Miss. Code Ann. §41–41–191(4)(b). Our Nation’s historical understanding of ordered liberty does not prevent the people’s elected representatives from deciding how abortion should be regulated.

Justice Samuel Alito,
Majority Opinion for DOBBS, STATE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL. v. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION ET AL.

…allow me to observe that what we are facing in this particular moment of history is a powerful reminder to us that the Priesthood is not for the faint-hearted.  Of course, it never was.  But for a long time, up until recently, we lived in a society that allowed us to imagine that it was.  Let us not fool ourselves any longer.  And know how deeply grateful I am to you for being with your people, shepherding them, challenging them, and leading them to the green pastures that are deeper life in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione

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