Peoria Catholics Deliver Faithful America Petition to Bishop Jenky
Yesterday, local Catholics in Peoria delivered the petition with 23,000 signatures to Bishop Jenky’s diocesan offices expressing their disappointment with their bishop’s extreme rhetoric.
Watch this report on the delivery from local Fox affiliate WYZZ:
Unfortunately, Bishop Jenky’s office continues to refuse to apologize, insisting instead that his remarks have been “ misconstrued, distorted and misunderstood.” Here are Bishop Jenky’s remarks so you can judge for yourself:
Remember that in past history other governments have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches like those first disciples before the Resurrection locked together in the Upper Room.
In the late 19th century, Bismark waged his “Kulturkamf,” a culture war against the Roman Catholic Church, closing down every Catholic school and hospital, convent and monastery in Imperial Germany. Clemenceau, nicknamed “the priest eater,” tried the same thing in France in the first decade of the 20th Century.
Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.
In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, President Obama – with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.