For many Catholics this may begin with recognizing how they have denied their faith in Our Lord and His Church by placing political party or selfish concerns ahead of the demands of our Catholic faith. For others, myself included to some extent, tempted by doubt and fear as we realize just how far our society has fallen, it may mean recognizing that we have placed too much hope in mere political processes or candidates and not enough hope in Jesus Christ and His Church. Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation
.Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God. Ps. 146
Last weekend I went into the sacristy to speak to our new priest. I walked up to him and said...”Let me introduce myself, I must be the only one who loves your homilies. I went home after your first one and told my husband I was going to LOVE our new priest.” He looked confused and the deacon was grinning as he left the room. He said that Bishop Clark just met with him and he, Fr. Brian, was wrong. I just laughed and told him I thought he was just fine...that some of us were relieved to see Bishop Clark go. He was a bit speechless.