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If you read only one analysis of those anti-Catholic emails, make it this one

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 10/13/16

From Elizabeth Scalia, who sums things up perfectly and pointedly:

Podesta & Company’s words speak for themselves. Intelligent people understand them, and points needn’t be belabored. The Catholic Church is not a democracy, and cannot be a democracy, because its formation and function survives by the pleasure of the King, who is All-in-All — fully beyond any of his servants or administrators. The Church is Eternal because its founder is Eternal, and still alive within her, Present in every Tabernacle throughout the world; Present in people through whom Christ is still carried to the world, day in, and day out, through service, through charitable works, through innovation, through the arts, through encouragement and compassion. Catholics who are fretsome about Podesta’s words, and the words of others in the trail of emails exposing our “public servants” as seriously short-sighted and dubiously motivated, really should not be. “If the world hates you, it hated me first,” said our Christ, (John 15:18). While the Podesta emails tell us who is firmly of the world, they pay us an unintended compliment, here, by recognizing us as part of something that cannot be tamed, or distracted from the call of the One who makes us free. Whether we have earned the recognition is something we each must ask ourselves.
“All of God’s purposes are to the good;
although we may not always understand this,
we can trust in it.”
– St. Philip Neri
There’s much more here to ponder. Read it all.  Pray. And trust. Because “all of God’s purposes are to the good.”
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