Monk’s Corner


Sunday Meditations from Greeley, CO

From Deacon Joseph Meilinger

Your local ersatz monk.

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Random Thought 1: To follow up on my rant on socialism last week the socialists themselves have kindly reinforced my stress this week with prof of their asinine ideas. Mayor De Blasio of New York city has declared all Mondays to be “meatless Mondays,” in New York city, so that all restaurants, cafeterias, schools, prisons, or anything that comes under the control of the municipality will not be allowed to serve meat. All in the name of saving the planet (?). Details of the law are not yet available but my point has been made: these idealists, if given power, will tell us what we can eat, when we can eat it, what we can drink (already a regulation in New York), what we can say, what we can think and who we are: peasants in servitude to the state.

        On top of all this utopian ridiculousness these ideologues are also on a movement to destroy historical monuments because the people memorialized are evil according to their political correctness. In fact, Notre Dame U. has covered their murals of Christopher Columbus because he was not politically correct. What does that mean? It means that they are erasing history and at the same time rewriting it in an Orwellian way.

        Orwell wrote this in his book 1984: Every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Are we going to let these people take away our common history and thereby change our culture into their form and belief.

        I am concerned about these things because these same people have eliminated God from our daily lives and they do not believe in God and would prefer you and I to join them in this belief. They are right now attacking Christianity and especially the Catholic Church.

        I am reminded of the words of Psalm 12:

        Help us, O Lord, for good men have vanished: truth has gone from the sons of men. Falsehood they speak one to another, with lying lips, with a false heart.… It is you, O Lord, who will take us in your care and protect us for ever from this generation. 


From Freedom to Chains

Paul Harvey - 1965