by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • November 29, 2017

Pope St. Pius V: “All the evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics”

The Catholic Church in America is being decimated owing to lukewarm shepherds, who act like the politicians they are enabling. Prelates like Cdl. Timothy Dolan of New York gladhand with anti-Catholic politicians and champion their politicized social justice issues, like climate change and gun control, while keeping relatively silent on Catholic moral issues like contraception and euthanasia.

Our Lord warned His flock about such clerics, who are today aptly called CINOs — Catholics in Name Only. In Matthew 23:24, Christ admonished the religious leaders of His day with offensive words: “Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you … have left undone the weightier matters of the Law, right judgment and mercy and faith. These things you ought to have done, while not leaving the others undone.”

These social justice CINOs advocate for politicized causes like unrestrained immigration, higher wages and the elimination of perceived racism, for which they get paid millions by the government. All the while, they ignore weightier matters like stopping the slaughter of 3,000 babies every day owing to abortion, or the break-up of the family owing to the legalization of same-sex marriage.

The complacency of CINOs who don’t want blowback from the government by thwarting their politically correct policies has actually turned to complicity as they enable by their silence the flourishing of RINOs — Republicans in Name Only. As CINOs ignore Catholic morality, in like manner, do RINOs ignore their own pro-life platform drafted in 2016 at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Breitbart called this platform “the most conservative platform in modern history.”

RINOs, also called the Establishment GOP, are rapidly becoming the “do nothing party” as they cave in to pro-death Democrats on moral issues, with CINOs watching in silence. RINOs have failed to make good on their pro-life promises to repeal Obamacare or defund the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood. They leave the contraceptive mandate and other religious freedom issues to be addressed solely by executive mandates issued by the White House.

Supporting the RINO agenda are U.S. bishops who issue statement after statement promoting illegal immigration but say relatively few words about euthanasia, transgenderism or same-sex parenting. Cardinal Blase Cupich went so far as to say in 2015 that Catholics should be “no less appalled” by “joblessness and want” as by the sale of body parts of aborted babies.

Earlier this year Bp. Robert McElroy of San Diego encouraged Catholics to become “disrupters” in their defiance of immigration laws in this country. He has not advocated, however, for a Catholic uprising against unjust pro-abortion laws or the immoral redefinition of marriage. He actually promotes the reception of Holy Communion by active homosexuals if they feel no guilt in their sin.

Pope St. Pius V said, “All the evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.” The Irish statesman Edmund Burke spoke in similar terms: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Evil is indeed thriving in this country and in the U.S. Church owing to the bad shepherding by CINOs.

Watch the panel discuss the politicization of the American Church in The Download—The Leftist Church.

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