First of all, I’m angry at all the Catholics that voted for Obama in this election. The outcome is mainly on you. Most of you should know better. The Church was clear. You disobeyed. This makes me angry. I’m tired of people claiming my faith and my Church and then only following it when it is “convenient”. I’m sorry you didn’t like Romney as an option, I was not thrilled with him either but he was clearly the lesser of two evils and the best option we had. You have betrayed me and my Church by voting for Obama. End of discussion.
Second of all I’m scared. I had to pause my workout this morning and go check on my daughter who was crying. As I picked her up to console her, a ton of emotion flooded over me and I must admit I shed a couple tears as I was holding her. I am terrified of the world she is going to grow up in. This administration is going to continue to further the culture of death and I truly fear the kind of America my daughter will grow up in. I don’t think America is going to be able to recover from this. In addition to the President, the moral depravity that people in certain states voted to legalize is atrocious and God will judge us as a nation for it! Have mercy on us Oh Lord!
Thirdly, I feel betrayed by family and friends who refused to see the impact this administration is having on religious liberty. I understand you may not fully agree with what I believe but for you to go ahead and vote for someone who wants to take away my religious liberties is hurtful. This could result in me losing my job or me being fined and thrown in jail because I refuse to pay for things that violate my conscience. This election was personal and the fact that you decided you look the other way on this issue makes me disappointed. I still love all of you but I am sad. I understand some of you may not fully know or understand why I feel this way but I need you to know that I do feel this way. I hope and pray I am wrong about all these things occurring but for the first time in American History they are real possibilities.
My mother-in-law constantly says to us, “when are you moving to Texas?” I have honestly always thought to myself that this was unlikely. After this election I can honestly say that this has become a real possibility now. I think that it will be the safest place to be when our economy crashes.
Lastly, I am still trusting in God. My resolve to Evangelize and fight for our culture is growing stronger within me. I will preach and teach the truth more fervently. I will continue to teach my students the truth regardless of how it is taken. I will share Christ with whomever I encounter. The sense of urgency for us to evangelize has only gotten stronger. If you are a Catholic you must join me and the Church in this mission. It is our moral obligation to preach the truth to others. We cannot go down without a fight. We cannot be silent anymore. Our Catholic faith cannot just be about you or me sitting in the pew at Sunday mass. It has to be about being transformed and going forth to share that joy with others. I am thankful for my Catholic Faith. I know that Christ is my real King and in Him my true hope lies. However it doesn’t make this any less scary and it doesn’t change how I feel. If things get bad I will bear the crosses he gives our family and I will continue to praise Him. I’m sure people will read this and think I’m being an alarmist and over dramatic, but this is how I feel. I honestly think it is a problem that more people don’t see things in this way. I cannot predict the future and I hope I am wrong about the things I fear, but it doesn’t make the fear itself any less real. God is bigger than all of this but I firmly believe the suffering and the persecution is coming. If it doesn’t occur in the next four years, at least the ground work for it will be laid in the next four years.