I am a Catholic. Extremely.
Yes, that’s right; I want the world to know that I am a proponent of Radical Extremist Catholicism. No, I am not going to allow you to label me as an Extremist Catholic, or a Leftist Catholic, or a Radical Catholic, or a Cafeteria Catholic or any other adjective of your choosing. I am simply a Catholic; extremely.
I believe in God, in Jesus Christ his only son, the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Extremely.
I am extremely opposed to neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Klansmen, racists and bigots of any kind.
I am extremely opposed to capitalists, communists, authoritarians, totalitarians and peddlers of greed and oppression.
I am extremely opposed to war.
I am extremely opposed to abortion.
I am extremely opposed to euthanasia.
I am extremely opposed to animal cruelty.
I am extremely opposed to police brutality.
I am extremely opposed to capital punishment.
I am extremely opposed to any kind of violence towards any other living creatures.
I am an extreme believer that healthcare is a fundamental human right.
I am an extreme advocate for the poor and oppressed.
I am an extreme advocate for the rights of all immigrants of good will, regardless of their status.
I am an extreme believer in science and man-made climate change.
I extremely believe that we have an obligation to care for our planet, the creation that was given to us by our Creator.
I extremely believe that we will all face judgement before our Creator and that he will judge each one of us based on how we treated and tended to our brothers and sisters in this life. Who are your brothers and sisters, you ask? You extremely need to read the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.
I extremely believe in civility in discourse and I believe that those who refuse to see the fact that a world exists outside of themselves have made a willful choice to ignore the word of God.
I extremely believe that we have become far too hard, too violent, too abrasive and too vindictive as a species and I am extremely concerned that too many people are choosing the easier road to Hell, rather than striving to be their best selves.
I am a Catholic. Extremely. I can be nothing else.