Catholic Exchange: Warnings From Archbishop Viganò: Our Current Crisis & the Eternal Struggle

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image: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States, at Walk for Life rally in San Francisco, 2013 by Steve Rhodes / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

By Catholic Exchange, June 12, 2020

Editor’s note: These past few weeks have been harrowing. After months of stasis amidst a strange and ongoing pandemic, mass protests broke out in most major U.S. cities. Initially the protesters were seeking justice following the killing of George Floyd by a policeman, but soon riots broke out and much of the country was in flames. In these confusing times when it seems the world is at a precipice, we offer this letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, which he recently wrote to President Trump. Please pray for our country, our political and ecclesial leaders, and for each of us to bring the light of Christ to a hurting and chaotic world. 

Letter from Archbishop Viganò to President Trump

June 7, 2020
Holy Trinity Sunday

Mr. President,

In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. And yet the former are the object of a sort of discrimination which places them in a situation of moral inferiority with respect to their adversaries, who often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media. In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness.  …

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