What are some things we as lay people can do to strengthen and build up the Resistance? Is anyone trained in Catholic Action that can spearhead some organizing of activities?
Maybe the first step is to set up a conference call where one person will facilitate and we start brainstorming ideas. Or a net meeting if that works better. I'm sure there are several fronts that groups can work on:
--prayer warriors: souls that will pray daily for the intentions of the Resistance
--Resistance apologetics: gentlemen with solid theological formation to develop sound and visually appealing apologetics materials that can be distributed online or in print (this would be with the approval of Fr. Pfeiffer)
--communications and outreach: don't laugh--"branding" of the Resistance with a cohesive and solidly traditional Catholic image and message (the opposite of a confederation)
--fundraising: activities and events to raise funds for the St. Marcel Initiative, the Resistance priests, the monks in Brazil, and any other groups trying to resist who have lost financial support from superiors
--vendor management: the acquistion and management of vendors/laity to volunteer their services and in some cases negotiate contracts
--priest support: in the spirit of St. Therese, putting together care packages of personal items, gift cards/certificates, and letters of encouragement
--Bishop Williamson: okay, this is an effort unto itself. Obviously a strategy needs to be developed and a plan implemented to get him off his duff and back in the fight
--education programs: developing Catholic homeschool programs that are not affiliated with the SSPX, organizing family workshops, and sponsoring Ignatian retreats
--lay support: prayer and encouragement for those leaving the SSPX, mentoring on setting up a Resistance Mass location, transporation to a Mass location, and financial assistance for those being persecuted by the SSPX
I am just a housewife and I have NO formal Catholic formation so don't shoot the messenger. What I can offer is zeal and some business acumen from my former life. Don't criticize and condemn--let's see the menfolk band together to get to work.
Quit complaining about the Bish being complacent and then continuing to sit back. Now is the time to ACT.
Let me finish with these words which I pray you will reflect upon:
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."