Robert Morrison | Remnant Columnist
Suppose you are asked to complete a political survey involving ten popular issues: immigration, social security, abortion, national security, drug legalization, environmental regulation, taxation, LGBTQ rights, the death penalty, and public education. For each issue, you have three possible answers to choose from, broadly representing the most prevalent positions.
WHAT WOULD SOCIETY think of an anti-Semite who deceitfully rose to the highest level of the Anti-Defamation League and then proceeded to promote various anti-Semitic measures? Suppose for instance, that the new leader clandestinely directs ADL funds to anti-Jewish groups, sponsors defamation of Jewish heroes, appoints anti-Semitic officers throughout the organization, and gradually changes the ADL’s values to ones that are pro-Nazi.
In his epistle to the Galatians, St. Paul presented an idea on which the credibility of our Faith depends entirely:
"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: if anyone preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema” (Galatians, 1:8-9).
With his inauguration as President of the United States, Joe Biden solidified his standing as the world’s second most prominent nominal Catholic. He and the world’s most prominent nominal Catholic, Pope Francis, likely have many differing viewpoints but are united in their untiring dedication to misrepresenting unambiguous Catholic truth. In this regard, President Biden and Pope Francis are the mature fruits of Vatican II.
Pope Francis’s recent condemnation of “the movement” associated with the tragic events at the U.S. Capitol should come as no surprise to faithful Catholics who have seen him condemn even the mildest and most faithful members of his supposed spiritual flock.
“Thank God,” he said, “that this has burst into the open and is clear to see well.”
Since the first Pentecost, there have been few years that have seen worldwide transformations of the scale and magnitude we have seen since last Christmas. Almost all aspects of our lives have been upended, and many things that seemed most stable have now seemingly changed forever.
Are we worse off now than we were on Thanksgiving Day of 2019? Since then, we have encountered COVID-19 with the associated lockdowns and other anti-health measures, the BLM/ANTIFA riots, a stunning increase in media dishonesty and censorship, an apparently fraudulent presidential election, the threat of a Global Reset, child exploitation passed off as popular entertainment, and ever more heartbreakingly anti-Catholic actions and pronouncements from the Catholic hierarchy. By almost every measure, we are much worse off now than we were in 2019.
And yet, if we step back and reflect on where we are, there are reasons why we should consider this our greatest Thanksgiving.