VIDEO: Straight talk from Fr. Murray about secular media that mocks prayer and belief in God (ACTION ITEM!)

After the massacre in San Bernardino the liberal New York Daily News mocked people to pray and who believe in God. HERE

My friend Fr. Gerry Murray provided some straight talk on Fox News with Neil Cavuto. This is outstanding!

Dear Lord, send us more priests like Fr. Murray. Mary, Queen of Priests, defend all priests with your mantle and ask Your Son, the Eternal High Priest, to give them courage to speak the truth with clarity and mercy.

People are looking for good causes for their charitable giving.  Say “Thanks!” to Fr. Murray by dropping some spondulix (i.e., MONEY) into the collection basket at his parish? Father is pastor of Holy Family, the UN parish in Manhattan and I know for a fact that they could use the help. At the parish website, in the lower corner, you will see a ParishPay button.  C’mon!  Stun him with your generosity.

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25 Responses to VIDEO: Straight talk from Fr. Murray about secular media that mocks prayer and belief in God (ACTION ITEM!)

  1. Auggie says:

    Well done, Fr. Murray!
    All good Catholics need to make themselves heard, now more than ever.

  2. Charles E Flynn says:

    God CAN Fix This, at FRC Action.

  3. graytown says:

    Fox needs to give Fr Murray his own show.
    Call it “Straight Talk With Fr Murray”
    He’ll have a bigger audience than Fulton Sheen.

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    Excellent. And at the end of the video Fr. Murray mentioned Egyptian President alSisi. I suspect that given a few more minutes with Cavuto Fr. Murray could explain the Moslem Brotherhood and ISIS in Sinai better than most officials in Washington.

    Great interview: the Gospel and Just War Theory – that’s a winning combination for the Church Militant.

  5. Kerry says:

    That the foolishness, ignorance and outright stupidity of headline screechers such as the NY Daily news, (and others), is not horribly painful, is evidence of the mercy of God.

  6. Kathleen10 says:

    Fr. Murray talks like a man. His words are so refreshing! It is wonderful, wonderful, to hear a priest speak as a priest who knows the truth, believes it, and isn’t afraid to say it. How his words stand out in a culture of religious verbal weaklings. We are like people wandering in a desert with no food or water in sight. Fr. Murray’s words are a drink of cool water and sustenance.
    His church should be full. But New Yorkers will pass on this superb priest and rush out to buy the NY Daily News.
    Thank you, Fr. Murray.
    Fr. Murray may feel his slip at the end unfortunate. It was not. It was perfectly timely and appropriate given the circumstances we are now in. We are supposed to remain calm and collected while Muslims play whack-a-mole with Christians and the media mocks God and the Christian faith. Insanity!
    God bless Fr. Murray!

  7. PostCatholic says:

    In the words of the only Catholic US President to date:

    “With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”

    I’ll stipulate that the NY Daily News was insulting to people of faith and that it can be understood to suggest that there is no efficacy to prayer. I do think it makes a fair comment about our politicians on both sides of the aisle who offer only “thoughts and prayers” instead of policy and help. I believe all them do follow through on the thoughts, and some of them on the prayers, that they promise. And I think the phrase has become platitudinous cover for a lot of politicians. Solving our societal problems takes larger action from mortals, though.

  8. JSChurchville says:

    Thank you Father for the link to Fr. Murray’s parish. I was happy and pleased to make a donation. Some credit also to Neil Cavuto for giving Fr. Murray the opportunity to speak with such clarity. A little Irish showing at the end was refreshing!

  9. gsk says:

    @Kathleen10: I wholeheartedly second everything you wrote, esp. concerning the “slip” at the end. So good to see righteous anger in a man, and yet so controlled/disciplined. I consoled me to a great degree, unlike the insipidness we see hear so often. If people would delve into their faith (beyond their elementary school CCD) they would discover its tremendous riches and coherent ethic. And they would find a God far more powerful and intriguing than the unstable Allah construct.

  10. GregH says:

    What a true man! Proof positive that when they want to be priests are the manliest men on the face of the earth.

  11. LarryW2LJ says:

    “I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

    Bravo, Fr. Murray!

  12. Patti Day says:

    Fr. Murray always speaks with such clarity and conviction. He is unafraid to speak the truth, doesn’t sugar coat his remarks, nor decline to name names. Too bad he can’t be a candidate for the GOP.

  13. Rocha90 says:

    Brilliant!

  14. robtbrown says:

    PostCatholic says:

    I’ll stipulate that the NY Daily News was insulting to people of faith and that it can be understood to suggest that there is no efficacy to prayer. I do think it makes a fair comment about our politicians on both sides of the aisle who offer only “thoughts and prayers” instead of policy and help. I believe all them do follow through on the thoughts, and some of them on the prayers, that they promise. And I think the phrase has become platitudinous cover for a lot of politicians. Solving our societal problems takes larger action from mortals, though.

    To say that the present state of US politics is platitudinous would be to compliment it. There is little or no effort to inform the electorate, just to manipulate them with canned sound bites sprinkled here and there. And the news media is complicit in this farce.

  15. Clinton R. says:

    May God bless Fr. Murray. It is a blessing anytime to hear his clear and precise words. He never waffles on the doctrine and teachings of Christ’s Holy Church. May Our Blessed Virgin pray for him and all priests to remain strong in the Faith. +JMJ+

  16. iamlucky13 says:

    “To say that the present state of US politics is platitudinous would be to compliment it. There is little or no effort to inform the electorate, just to manipulate them with canned sound bites sprinkled here and there. And the news media is complicit in this farce.”

    I laughed. But then I remembered that the leading Republican candidate right now was previously a democrat who uses soundbites to convince voters that he is, while far from conservative, at least not a democrat. And we have a current president who won his elections effectively on the single soundbite “hope and change” (and then made Bush policies like foreign intervention, imprisonment without trial, gun walking, targeted tax subsidies, domestic spying, and non-combat drone assassinations his own policies, yet was elected again).

  17. SKAY says:

    Thank you for posting the video Father Z. It made my day.

  18. exNOAAman says:

    “It is an act of charity to take up arms….”
    A line worth remembering and repeating.

  19. Marg says:

    I love Fr. Murray but I would never have thought “Holy Family” was so ultra modern.

  20. David Collins says:

    PostCatholic said that politicians ought to do more than merely pray. Well, for most of them it would be wonderful if all they did all day was to pray.

    Anyway, Srdja Trifkovic has outlined actions that US officials should use against Muslim jihadists. The title of his post is “Defeating domestic jihad: a program of action”; it is up right now at chroniclesmagazine.org.

  21. PostCatholic says:

    They had ought to do more, David Collins, because that is what we hire them to do. We do not hire them for their thoughts and prayers, we hire them for their policy and action. If in addition they pray, it does no harm but it is not the task set to them. If they promise something, including prayers, it is right to deliver on the promise. I very much doubt some politicians’ follow-through on their promises, including prayers. To the extent “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims” is a formula devoid of meaningful actions, it is a platitude.

  22. David Collins says:

    PostCatholic: I was joking when I said we’d be better off if most politicians would do nothing but pray. I hope you don’t think a devout christian could be such a fool as to think elected leaders should do nothing except raise their hearts and minds to the Lord.

    But, I was serious that they should follow the recommendations Srdja Trifkovic outlined, namely:

    1) Treat Salafists the same way the 1952 McCarran-Walter act treated subversion by communists.

    2) Permit profiling by law enforcement agencies.

    3) Spy on mosques and Islamic Centers.

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  24. PostCatholic says:

    I’m glad you were joking , David Collins. Thank you for clarifying. As to the recommendations you outlined, since in my opinion they seem to constitute a legal issue and not a spiritual one, I’ll refrain from comment.