He has been no shrinking violet in the wake of the Obergfell SCOTUS decision, in fact, quite the opposite and I took a moment after Mass today to tell him so, something I think we should all be doing for our faithful and prophetic priests, particularly those who are boldly standing up for truth and who are encouraging us all to do the same.
Father Mike's homilies these last two weeks have extolled truth courageously and he hints that he has been taking some heat for it and I trust that he has as does anyone today who proclaims the Church's teachings. The lukewarm and the faithless seem to be particularly loud and passionate these days and are quick to call out those who stand with the Church against the zeitgeist.
I wish there were recordings of Father Mike's homilies, particularly these last two but sadly, there isn't. So instead, I'm posting the homily of Father John Lankeit of the Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona, a homily I tripped over yesterday on Facebook.
He too has a prophetic word for us from last week I thought worthy of sharing. Set aside 20 minutes today and listen, really listen, to it:
I thank God for the Fr. Mikes and the Fr. Johns that are out there and hope that in fact there are many more. We need many more.