Cleansing Fire

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The Shaming of Western New York Catholics!

February 26th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Church Militant announced tonight that the passing of the mis-named “Equality Act” witnessed also the traitorous crossing by three Republican Congressmen to the other side of the aisle. The betrayal of their own party is not the worst of it either. All three are Catholic! I live in the diocese of the one from Corning, NY, the Rochester Diocese, which borders the diocese of another — Syracuse! And, not so far away, is the congressman from Philadelphia. A triumvirate of abandonment!


I can’t believe that, recently hearing about the failures and vulnerability of Andrew Cuomo, I actually thought of supporting Reed in his announced interest in opposing Cuomo in the next election. No way now. Bad as Cuomo is, there is the unfortunate reality that “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t know.” Could we have had any inkling that Reed would rush to the limelight of treachery? We’ve learned over time more and more of Cuomo’s reach. It’s bad, but no longer surprising.

Now let us see how those western New York bishops handle the scandal, and protect the rest of the flock. Or will they ignore what has festered, and is continuing to fester in their own dioceses, without¬† denouncement? The entire Catholic population of these dioceses is shamed by having voted those pols into office.¬† Now their own Church is victimized by the “Equality Act” trio; and shamed by those three Republican- Catholic votes, which weren’t even needed to pass (220-206) such an egregious act, violating so many Catholic Teachings. In my opinion, it seems a deliberate act of violation and harm, like rejecting God Himself. Said another way, how can we expect a man to be faithful to his political promises when he isn’t even faithful to God’s moral law?

Express your opinions to the relevant bishops (which the laity have the right to do under Canon 212):

Bishop Douglas Lucia, 240 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Bishop Salvatore Matano, 1150 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624

Archbishop Nelson Perez, 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103



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