An anonymous writer sent me a note in which he/she protests the public actions of America Needs Fatima with these words:
"Imagine if all of your energy was redirected to helping the poor or taking care of widows. Unfortunately, it seems you people care more about attention and public protest than you do about the Gospel.
"Matthew 6:1 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven."
There is no contradiction between public acts of reparation and helping the poor and widows.
Countless groups today are dedicated to helping them. Very few, however are dedicated to doing public acts of reparation, such as the one scheduled for the blasphemies in the Jerry Springer show on June 26 in Cincinnati.
We are inspired to publicly defend the honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ in these passages of St. Matthew 10: 32, 33:
Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.
But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.
And, we also read in the Gospel:
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
Mat 5:15 Neither do light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.
Luk 11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a lamp, putteth it in a cellar, neither under the bushel, but on the, that they which enter in may see the light.
So, much to the contrary of what our writer/objector affirms, doing public acts of reparation are very much inspired by the Gospel.