THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
URGENCY OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION - 2
Here are 2 articles, one about the USA and the other the Philippines,
that show the rot in our Catholic Church, that there is a
strong enemy within.
In the USA, when surveyed about support for the culture of
death (contraception, divorce, abortion, same-sex unions,
euthanasia), inevitably the percentage support by Catholics
is higher than the support of the general population. In the
survey below, support by Catholics for Clinton for the Presidency
is higher than that for Trump. How can a true Catholic support
the abortion-obsessed and LGBT-loving Clinton? How can Catholics
support the party of death, the Democratic Party, that has
enshrined abortion and support for Planned Parenthood in its
party principles (in contrast, the Republican Party enshrines
pro-life values and opposition to Planned Parenthood in its
In the Philippines, the CBCP President laments the situation
of citizens, most of whom are Catholics (at least in name).
Crooks and criminals are Catholics. The reproductive health
law was passed. The divorce bill has been filed. Will same-sex
unions be far behind? All this is shocking for a nation that
calls itself Catholic. All these abominations are the anti-thesis
of being a true Catholic Christian.
The fight of this third millennium is the culture of life
versus the culture of death. The assaults on faith, family
and life will continue and intensify. Persecution will come
from secular authorities, both national and global. The evil
one seeks to destroy what is of God, particularly the family
Thus the Spirit calls the Church to the New Evangelization.
It is a matter of life and death .... literally. Death for
the unborn child. Destruction for marriages and families.
Eternal death of souls.
What are we waiting for? We must go forth and strongly engage
the enemy. Onward, holy warriors!
US Catholic voters lean toward Clinton, survey
July 14, 2016
American Catholic voters lean strongly toward Hillary Clinton
in this year's presidential contest, according to a new Pew
The Pew poll found that Clinton held a 56-39% advantage over
Donald Trump among Catholic voters. That 17% margin was markedly
different from the results of a similar poll in the last presidential
race, when then-Senator Barack Obama was virtually even with
Mitt Romney among Catholic voters in June 2012.
However, Clinton's margin among Catholic voters was entirely
attributable to a huge (77-16%) advantage among Hispanic Catholics.
Among white Catholics, Trump had a slight (50-46) edge.
Among all voters surveyed, Pew found that Clinton had a 51-42%
lead. Trump enjoyed his best results among white Evangelical
voters, who gave him a massive 78-17% advantage; Clinton did
best with black Protestants, who broke even more dramatically
(89-8%) in her favor.
Among voters who attend church services weekly, Pew found
that Trump had a slight advantage: 49-45%. But among Catholics
who attend Mass weekly, Clinton led by 57-38%.
When asked which questions they considered most important
in the presidential campaign, Catholics provided answers that
did not differ significantly from the overall national sample.
and the 2016 campaign (Pew)
Philippine prelate: we will ‘stand up for the moral
right’ and ‘resist the moral wrong’
July 14, 2016
Before the debate over the Reproductive Health Act in 2012,
Philippine bishops were “heard and respected,”
but now the Church is a “Church in the wilderness,”
the president of the bishops’ conference said on July
“It felt like we were voices in the wilderness proclaiming
a teaching that our people could not identify with,”
Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in an address to his brother
bishops. “Our pastoral letters were unheeded, mocked
and ignored … When we challenged indecency, we were
despised and ridiculed as archaic.”
“When we preached about marriage and family life, we
were dismissed as uninformed bachelors,” he continued.
“We are called shameless hypocrite children of whores.”
Though “the temptation to bow down to the tempter is
great,” and “the temptation to complain, reminiscing
[about] the melons of Egypt is hard to resist,” the
bishops’ task, said Archbishop Villegas, is clear:
We will stand up for the moral
right. We will resist the moral wrong. We
will stand and defend every person’s life and dignity.
We will shield the weak from harm. We will protect the confused
We will guide and enlighten
the lost. We will teach, even it seems like a voice in a hostile
wilderness, till the day we die, that right is right and wrong
and wrong and we will not withdraw from mission of the Lord.
Our call is not to be successful but to be faithful.
The Church may be a voice gone hoarse proclaiming Christ in
the wilderness with only a handful listening; but in the wilderness,
the best in us shines forth.
Church in the Wilderness (CBCP)