Lk 4:16-30 HE said to them, “Surely you will quote Me this proverb, ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in Your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’” And HE said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in His own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove Him out of the town, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl Him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
" The gates of hell will not prevail", is a promise from Our Lord.
Pope Benedict told us the Catholic Church will become small and mighty.
This is ALL TRUE, but does this refer to the AMERICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH? Look at how few Catholics believe in the TRUE PRESENCE- in the BODY, BLOOD SOUL and DIVINITY of Christ in the Eucharist. Look at how many people get upset when Father preaches on divorce, or abortion, or homosexuality. Look at how our country is treating our priests and our church, and we sit by silently. "Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in His own native place."
We MUST PRAY. We MUST PRAY for our country. We MUST PRAY for our church. We MUST PRAY for our priests. We MUST not sit by silently.
Our Lady, Queen of the Americas, pray for us.