Monday, March 22, 2010
Today marks the Feast of the great English martyr, St. Nicholas Owen. St. Nicholas, a Jesuit lay-brother, was the famous builder of "priest-holes" and hiding places all over England during the terrible persecution of the Church. All the persecution was, of course, introduced by Parliament, with properly constituted law. My parishioners often smile indulgently when I tell them that, someday, they might have to hide me when laws are introduced here. Coincidentally(?), interesting legislation was passed last night in Congress which, despite all talk of "Executive Orders" will usher in the worst onslaught on the unborn since the infamous 'Roe v. Wade.' Next, as several Democrats have already said is on their agenda, comes the overturning of the Hyde Amendment. Start training in carpentry and hole building - St. Nicholas Owen, pray for us!