Just going to throw it out there, but does this article, or rather the letter mentioned in the article, seem a little reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence. Ironic, that this is issued just two days prior to our celebration of Independence from Britain?! Not trying to be a conspiracy theorist, but the parallels were too striking to pass up!
In the words of Father Terence Henry, "The age of casual Catholicism is over, the age of heroic Catholicism
has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be
Catholics by conviction. ”