My dear fellow Catholics, your silence screams; our ears are ringing.
Tragedy has struck. Yes, much needs to be grieved; and yes, I know everyone grieves in their own way. Yet there are two kinds of silence, one unlike the other.
There’s the silence of grief – the ear-ringing shell-shock as you beg your tumultuous surroundings just a moment more to get your bearings. This silence is at least human (all too human) and understandable. It’s Christ falling to his knees at the news of his cousin’s death: “He wept” (John 11:35).
There’s another kind of silence, a more pernicious one. It’s the silence of barely-masked guilt disguised as barely-masking contempt and indifference. It’s the silence of bystanders: priests and scribes going on their way and ignoring the Samaritan in the dirt. It’s the kind of omission of which Christ said: “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out” (Luke 19:40).
I hope, dear brothers and sisters, your silence is of the first kind. You are Catholic. You are joined to Christ and share in his priesthood, prophethood, and kingship. You are bound, sworn, and under the most sacred obligation to preach, prophecy, and protect. Why leave the work to the stones when God gave you flesh, blood and a voice?
Source: Catholic Trans*