There are so many sacrileges and blasphemies that take place today, that sadly even the good often do not exhibit the indignation that they should.
In the past, Catholics had a much more profound understanding of the eternal gravity of both sacrilege and blasphemy.
Take the case of Mother Francisca de las Llagas Cornejo, of Quito Ecuador, foundress of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Immaculate. She was born in 1874 and died in 1962.
In 1897 a horrible sacrilege was committed against the Blessed Sacrament. Mother Francisca was so horrified by the sacrilege that in 1901 she founded an order of sisters to offer perpetual adoration for that sacrilege and for all sacrileges against the Blessed Sacrament.
Today with so many sacrileges, the overwhelming majority of men do not react. Even Catholics react very little if at all. Some even criticize America Needs Fatima for wasting their time fighting another blasphemy. A brave few understand the gravity of the horrible blasphemies and sacrileges.
Each sacrilege and blasphemy that we hear about should cause a tremendous stirring of indignation and sorrow in our souls. These tragedies are so common that it is easy to become numb to them. That is precisely what the devil wants. That is why public blasphemy is described as the devil's battering ram. Public sacrileges and blasphemies are not targeted towards the evil, but rather towards the good, having a neutralizing effect upon public opinion. In order to keep the indignation level high and to offer proportional restitution to God's honor, public reparation is necessary. If no one reacts then the crime is considered not to be serious.
Mother Francisca of a different era and mind set, had a profound understanding and indignation for sacrilege. Let us pray to Mother Francisca, Servant of God, asking her to help us have the proper indignation for all sacrilege and blasphemy, and to offer up reparation to God each and every time that we learn of a new sacrilege or blasphemy. Let us not sit idly by as if nothing important happened. Let our indignation for each of these attacks rise up in the form of public outrage.