Needless to say, everything is hereunder said and noted, is not for agnostics who acknowledge no God, neither for eclectics who simply choose what they want to believe as their own private and personal choice - nor is this short and elementary composition intended for people who subscribe to any sect here and there that come and go, or any system of beliefs that blatantly defies all logic and reason. In other words, this whole plain and simple matter about certain particulars about the Catholic Church are the concerns the faithfully practicing Catholics, of the occasional Catholics and even of but the nominal Catholics.
At the very start, let it be said that it is only the Catholic Church that is found existing and operative in all the known Continents of the word. There are wherefore baptized Catholics among peoples of all races and colors. Furthermore, the Catholic Church is the only worldwide Institution that is some 2000 years old and counting. There is not a single entity in the whole universe that is as one and universal, that has remained that global and vibrant as the Catholic Church. Yes, they are other old creeds - but there are neither one and universal,
The fact is that the central site of the Catholic Church is officially known, called and acknowledge by the civilized word as the "Vatican City State" that has formal diplomatic relations with most Countries, that sends to and receives Ambassadors from said Countries. It is also a standing fact that in Countries that have Apostolic Nuncios, these are automatically recognized as the Head of the Diplomatic Corps of the Nations concerned.
Above premises considered, it would be but right and proper, good and practical, to herein point out the following three basic truths - during these peculiar times when there is said to be an on-going battle between the politicos with their followers and the Church specifically about contraceptives of all kinds and makes - courtesy of the Multinational Pharmaceuticals with their business persuasions and abundant lobby resources plus their organized support groups of one kind or another:
One: In the past, there were Priests, Bishops and even Popes who tried to destroy and erase the Catholic Church from the face of the earth - not to mention secular potentates of all kinds that attempted to do the same. Yet, the Church is still here. Two: In this period of Phil. History, there are a number of politicians and citizens who harbor hatred for the Church -- and if possible, want her out of their way. But as sure as the sun will shine tomorrow, the Church will be then up and about. Three, finally, it is good to remember an ominous reality, viz., those Catholics of whatever political affiliation and ideological persuasion, will be usually brought to the cemetery by the Church. Lesson: Fighting is the Catholic Church is inutile!
13 OCTOBER 2010