23 January 2015
Bishop Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Rightly Rebukes Mercy Health
"Lord, I obeyed all your commandments until Caesar told me I couldn't!" Is that what passes for martyrdom these days?
Bishop Johnston reminds Mercy Health that real martyrdom is a real possibility for real Catholics.
As for complying with unspecified “government regulations,” he said “no believing Christian worthy of the name should violate God's law because of ‘regulations.’ Our ancestors refused to abandon the faith even when subjected to the cruelty and torture of the Roman Empire, but in our age unspecified 'regulations,' government funds, and fear of public ridicule is sufficient in order to secure the compliance of some.”