Fr. Rothrock calls on Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants to stand together…
Before the Catholic Church fully embraced the modern world and all its errors during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), it was fully expected that Catholic clerics, religious and laity should always take an uncompromising stance against Marxism in all it’s distorted and grotesque forms.
That was then, this is now. The days of Archbishop Fulton Sheen taking to the airwaves to warn America of the dangers of Communism are over. Instead, we have the likes of Jorge Bergoglio (AKA: Pope Francis) fully embracing “Liberation Theology” (AKA: Communist-Marxism).
It was at the parish of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in (ironically) Carmel, Indiana, when Fr. Theodore Rothrock delivered a sermon to his flock entitled, “The lady (doth) protest too much, methinks” (in its entirety here).
Leaving little to the imagination, Fr. Rothrock came down hard on the domestic terrorists burning, looting and murdering their way through more than a few American cities.
This solid shepherd warned his flock that the likes of BLM, Antifa, and the other “nefarious acolytes” of their ilk are akin to “serpents in the garden seeking only to uproot and replant a new species of human made in the likeness of men and not in the image of God” whose “poison is more toxic than any pandemic we have endured.”
Far from done, the good Father also preached (emphasis mine);
Would men like Fredrick Douglas and the Reverend King, both men of deep faith, be throwing bombs or even marching in the streets? Would they be pleased with the murder rates in our cities or the destruction of our families by the welfare system? Would they see a value in the obliteration of our history to re-write a future without the experience and struggles of the past? Would we tear down their monuments?
Who are the real racists and the purveyors of hate? You shall know them by their works. The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own.
They are wolves in wolves clothing, masked thieves and bandits, seeking only to devour the life of the poor and profit from the fear of others. They are maggots and parasites at best, feeding off the isolation of addiction and broken families, and offering to replace any current frustration and anxiety with more misery and greater resentment.
However, all is not lost. Fr. Rockroth is obviously not one who complains without offering a solution;
The message of peace that comes to us in Christ is the gospel we carry in common with the Orthodox Churches and other Christians. We must stand in solidarity with our brethren across the world to oppose this malevolent force.
Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the other nefarious acolytes of their persuasion are not the friends or allies we have been led to believe.
For the high crime of actually conducting himself as a true Catholic priest, Fr. Rothrock was “suspended from public ministry by Bishop Timothy Doherty” as reported by the Indy Star newspaper.
With the local diocesan office sounding an awful lot like Stalin’s secret police, the Indy Star also noted;
“The Bishop expresses pastoral concern for the affected communities,” the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana said in a statement Wednesday. “The suspension offers the Bishop an opportunity for pastoral discernment for the good of the diocese and for the good of Father Rothrock.”
The newly-formed Carmel Against Racial Injustice group wants the Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana to remove Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church from leadership.
However, in the video news article below, LifeSite.com reports that Fr. Rothrock does have his supporters.
In fact, the same supporters sought to deliver a petition with nearly 40,000 signatures to Bp. Doherty to reinstate Fr. Rothrock as the pastor of St. Elizabeth’s.
Sadly, as seen in the report, no one answered the door at the Bishop’s residence. As an unidentified woman stated;
“It sure is good to know our bishop is so approachable… welcoming to his sheep.”
One last word regarding the previously mentioned sermon, it’s time for all Christians to gird their loins. After all, Deus Vult (emphasis mine);
The father of lies has not just been seen in our streets, we have invited him into our home. Now he is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith.