The Catholic Church still offers our only hope of salvation.

Those in religions whose priests are unable to perform miracles hate The Catholic Church.   Those disfavored by God often turn to their governments to get their help against those who work the Miracles of God.  As Today’s Reading, from Mark 3: 1-6 tells us, those who only pretend to be believers quickly turn to Babylon to destroy the Real Church, the true believers,  of every age.

Jesus entered the synagogue.
There was a man there who had a withered hand.
They watched Jesus closely
to see if he would cure him on the sabbath
so that they might accuse him.
He said to the man with the withered hand,
“Come up here before us.”
Then he said to the Pharisees,
“Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil,
to save life rather than to destroy it?”
But they remained silent.
Looking around at them with anger
and grieved at their hardness of heart,
Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”
He stretched it out and his hand was restored.
The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel
with the Herodians against him to put him to death.

In our age, thousands of Protestant religions turn to Herod.  They embraced birth control and many accept abortion.  The True Church, the rock of Peter, held firm.  The government and the false believers have waged a vicious war against The Church.  Babylon crucifies Her for believing and obeying.

The Church has seen city dioceses ravaged by parish-destroying urban renewal.  It’s pro-life churches have been shuttered by various government attacks.  Catholic schools have been closed, forcing children into the dreaded horrors of value-free public education.

Still, despite the anti-Catholic denominations combining with governments at every level, The Church continues.  It still provides that which is nowhere else obtainable.  Catholics may still worthily receive the Body and Blood of Christ, without which “you do not have life in you”.

And, the sins of believing, obedient Catholics may be forgiven by those to whom Christ gave the Keys to Heaven.

The Body of Christ is crucified in every age.  The Catholic Church still offers our only hope of salvation.