The temptation to refuse to witness to one’s faith, and to act according to a well-formed conscience, is a temptation to cowardice for us all. . . . It is not only a temptation for individuals, but a temptation for the Church herself, as she is increasingly pressured by civil authorities and public opinion to be silent on the great moral questions of our time.
Theology tip: Don’t make stuff up about what that quote from the cross might mean. You can go read Psalm 22, and see what it means. To do otherwise would be like hearing a soldier’s dying words of Oh say can you see? and thinking he’s asking if you need glasses. Yeah. You sound silly when you do that. Context. Context is everything.