Friday, 29 July 2016

Fathers, are you ready to defend your faithful. Faithful, are you ready to defend your priests?

All is joyful and celebratory in Poland. The Bishop of Rome advised the youth gathered there to "make chaos all night," similar to his idiotic statement at Rio, to "go make a mess." 

Pope Bergoglio knows something about making a mess, but where is the outrage for the great crime this week against Christ from His Vicar? 

Joy, joy, joy. It's all joy. All is well. Move along. Nothing to see here.

All is joyful and celebratory and a few days ago, a Catholic priest had his head cut off in an clear case of "odium fidei," instead of singing Veni Creator Spiritus, they sing the Marseillaise, sung as French Catholics were "beheaded" at the guillotine. Do we need to post the picture to make you angry enough?

Sorry, Jimmy Akin, Father IS a Martyr! Shall we give you all the reasons? What a pathetic writer.

Below this post is one from Fr.George Rutler on our duty in the face of terror. Read  him instead of Akin. 

I pick up, here, on a few of his themes.

It is the duty of a father to protect his family. He must protect his wife and his children. He must have locks on his doors (and walls on his country's borders, if necessary). He must be prepared to do battle, to injure and even to kill, if that is what is necessary to protect his wife and children from burglars or molesters or rapists or thieves or murderers. 

The commandment in the Decalogue is to not commit, willful murder." Killing another human, is often necessary, justified, and entirely the right thing to do. 

Our spiritual Fathers, priests, bishops and the Pope must also protect their spiritual children. They have, on the most part, failed to protect us as their spiritual children and; if they do not repent and change their ways, they will go to Hell for it and that includes a Pope!

Many of them are sodomites who have buggered our boys or perverts who raped our girls. 

Many of them spouted heresy. Many of them don't believe the truth of the Faith and don't believe in Transubstantiation; many are Arians, Masons, Deists and Syncretists. 

Notice, I wrote "many" not "the great majority" as our Bishop of Rome said about Catholic marriages.

The "great majority" are like Holy Martyr Jacques Hamel, labouring for love of Christ and His Church, even into retirement. 

They are good men, good priests, not all are "traditionalist," as that was not their formation, but they are good men who love Our Lord and do his work and are faithful to their vows and promises.

For them, and for you.

Father, are you ready? 

Have you thought about what happened in Rouen to Holy Jacques Hamel and the people there?

Islam is an evil death cult. There are good Muslims, in spite of this. But there are enough evil ones in our midst, in your midst. Yes, in your city and right here in mine, Toronto. 

Remember my friends in Toronto - the 17, remember the attempted attack a few months ago on a federal building in north Toronto by an Islamist from Somalia. Remember Ottawa.

The goal of radical Islam (and those who are using it to their Marxist advantage) is to destroy the Church and family. They hate Our Blessed Lord. They hate you and they hate me. They want Christ wiped out, They want the Church gone.

Our leaders are powerless to stop it because they do not understand it or they are part of the system. Hillary Clinton herself has said that religions need to change their views on abortion. In Canada, our malefactor and Dear Leader, a Catholic, hates the Faith, as proven by his actions before and since his election. They are part of an antichrist movement that will not protect you. They wish to devour your soul.

Begin to plan to protect and defend

Now what about your parish?


Fathers, have you thought about this? 

Are there cameras? Do you have men in the front pews - real men who are prepared to rise up and use force, if necessary. 

People, if someone shouts out the death call, "have a snackbar" a call that some bury their head in the sand over, are you prepared to respond and defend your priest? 

Will you run towards the evil as the Police in Dallas did, or will you run away and let your priest be butchered at the Altar?

Fathers, are you trained in firearms? Are you licenced? Do you own one or more? What the heck are you waiting for? 

All of us have a duty to protect one another. Turning the other cheek was an individual instruction, not a call for a community or nation to submit to massacre.

Seriously Fathers. Get ready!

It was Rouen, in Normandy. A weekday morning.

Where will it be next?






A Christian Duty in the Face of Terror
As priest is slaughtered by ISIS at the altar, the West must wake up

by Fr. George Rutler | Updated 26 Jul 2016 at 5:54 PM

After another devastating ISIS attack in France, this time against a priest in his 80s while he was saying Mass, the answer isn’t just, “Do nothing.” As racism distorts race and sexism corrupts sex — so does pacifism affront peace.

Turning the other cheek is the counsel Christ gave in the instance of an individual when morally insulted: Humility conquers pride. It has nothing to do with self-defense.

Christ warned the apostles, as shepherds, to beware of wolves.

The Catholic Church has always maintained that the defiance of an evil force is not only a right but an obligation. Its Catechism (cf. #2265) cites St. Thomas Aquinas: “Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the State.”

A father is culpable if he does not protect his family. A bishop has the same duty as a spiritual father of his sons and daughters in the church, just as the civil state has as its first responsibility the maintenance of the “tranquility of order” through self-defense.

Christ warned the apostles, as shepherds, to beware of wolves. This requires both the “shrewdness of serpents and the innocence of doves.” To shrink from the moral duty to protect peace by not using force when needed is to be innocent as a serpent and shrewd as a dove.

That is not innocence — it is naiveté.

Saint John Capistrano led an army against the Moors in 1456 to protect Belgrade. In 1601, Saint Lawrence of Brindisi did the same in defense of Hungary. As Franciscans, they carried no sword and charged on horseback into battle carrying a crucifix. They inspired the shrewd generals and soldiers, whom they had assembled through artful diplomacy, with their brave innocence.

Related: ISIS Executes Priest in France

This is not obscure trivia: Were it not for Charles Martel at Tours in 732 and Jan Sobieski at the gates of Vienna in 1683 — and most certainly had Pope Saint Pius V not enlisted Andrea Doria and Don Juan at Lepanto in 1571 — we would not be here now. No Western nations as we know them — no universities, no modern science, no human rights — would exist.

In the ninth century, the long line of martyrs of Cordoba told the Spanish Umayyad Caliph Abd Ar-Rahman II that his denial of Christ was infernal, and that they would rather die than surrender. Saint Juan de Ribera (d. 1611) and St. Alphonsus Liguori (d. 1787) repeated the admonition that the concept of peace in Islam requires not co-existence but submission.

The dormancy of Islam until recent times, however, has obscured the threat that this poses — especially to a Western civilization that has grown flaccid in virtue and ignorant of its own moral foundations.

Related: Islamic Reverence Syndrome

The shortcut to handling the crisis is to deny that it exists.

On the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, there were over 60 speeches, and yet not one of them mentioned ISIS.

Vice has destroyed countless individual souls, but in the decline of civilizations, weakness has done more harm than vice. “Peace for our time” is as empty now as it was when Chamberlain went to Munich and honor was bartered in Vichy.

Hilaire Belloc, who knew Normandy and all of Europe well, said in 1929: “We shall almost certainly have to reckon with Islam in the near future. Perhaps, if we lose our faith, it will rise. For after this subjugation of the Islamic culture by the nominally Christian had already been achieved, the political conquerors of that culture began to notice two disquieting features about it. The first was that its spiritual foundation proved immovable; the second, that its area of occupation did not recede, but on the contrary slowly expanded.”

The priest in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvrary in Normandy, France, was not the first to die at the altar — and he will not be the last.

In his old age, the priest embodied a civilization that has been betrayed by a generation whose hymn was John Lennon’s “Imagine” — that there was neither heaven nor hell but “above us only sky” and “all the people living for today.” When reality intrudes, they can only leave teddy bears and balloons at the site of a carnage they call “inexplicable.”

Fr. George William Rutler is a Catholic priest and the pastor of the Church of St. Michael in Manhattan. 

14 comments:

Michael Dowd said...

Outstanding Vox. Thank you. I say that our ushers at Mass should be licensed for concealed carry. The more folks who are trained to handle firearms the better in our most dangerous age. Also, on this general subject The Bear has some words of wisdom:

http://corbiniansbear.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-truth-about-islamic-terrorism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FeFmxrk+%28St.+Corbinian%27s+Bear%29

Ana Milan said...

Allowing people to carry arms into a church would be contrary to the ethos of our Catholic faith & an insult to the Real Presence. No-one can completely render themselves unassailable to those of ill intent. We are re-living the Passion of Our Divine Lord. The greatest threat we have to overcome is Modernism within the Hierarchy which keeps ignoring the plight of its faithful priests & laity as they do not have the faith (Our Lady said Rome would lost the faith & become the Antichrist) & therefore will not be able or willing to combat the terrible onslaught on Christ's Holy Church. Keeping our eyes on the promise that Russia will indeed be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart at some future stage and that she will triumph in the end, is what we have to do. We put our trust in Jesus Christ that He will not permit His Church on earth to perish.

Sal said...

As our parish is in a somewhat dicey part of town to start, we have off-duty police present on Sunday. During the week, we depend on parishioners who CC.
Any bishop who does not allow his people to defend themselves out of some misguided idea of pacifism is a bad father.

Vox Cantoris said...

Would we leave a sword at the door. What is the difference? Peter, carried a sword.

Michael Dowd said...

Ana Milan. I think our Lord would like to see our priests be defended and not left open to easy slaughter. And His mother would also.

Mark Thomas said...

Vox said..."All is joyful and celebratory in Poland. The Bishop of Rome advised the youth gathered there to "make chaos all night," similar to his idiotic statement at Rio, to "go make a mess."

Vox, Elise Harris of CNA/EWTN reported Pope Francis' remark in proper context. The Pope's comment was clear: Pope Francis' understanding of the "chaos" that he asked Catholic youth to spread is "Christian joy, the joy the Lord gave you to be in the community who follows Jesus."

That is what His Holiness meant in regard to the expression..."make chaos". The Pope's expression is beautiful. I can't imagine that anybody would disagree with Pope Francis as follows:

By Elise Harris

Krakow, Poland, Jul 27, 2016 / 04:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On his first night in Krakow Pope Francis was already stirring things up with participants in WYD by hosting an off-the-cuff Q and A and telling them to ‘make chaos’ by spreading the joy of their faith.

“You must do your duty and make chaos all night. Show your Christian joy, the joy the Lord gave you to be in the community who follows Jesus,” the Pope told those participating in World Youth Day after arriving to Krakow July 27.

"He spoke from the balcony of the Bishop’s Palace, telling the thousands of youth gathered below not to be afraid, but to have faith and spread the joy that comes from following Christ."

Pax.

Mark Thomas

Marc said...

We show our joy for Christ by following the commandments and assisting worthily at Holy Mass, not by "making chaos."

Mark Thomas said...

Vox said..."All is joyful and celebratory in Poland. The Bishop of Rome advised the youth gathered there to "make chaos all night," similar to his idiotic statement at Rio, to "go make a mess." Joy, joy, joy. It's all joy. All is well. Move along. Nothing to see here."

Vox, every bit of news coverage, Catholic and secular, has presented WYD in Poland as a tremendous holy success.

I had read Traditional blogs earlier this week in regard to Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Poland. The bloggers claimed that WYD 2016 A.D. would flop...interest in WYD was scant...Poland despised His Holiness Pope Francis...Catholic youth had little interest in Pope Francis.

Wow! Talk about being way off base...! Pope Francis has been greeted by massive, enthusiastic waves of Catholics, young, middle-aged, and elderly...but, in particular, by young Catholics.

Pope Francis, from his first address to Poland upon arrival there, has promoted the Culture of Life. Pope Francis declared:

"Social policies in support of the family, the primary and fundamental cell of society, assisting underprivileged and poor families, and helping responsibly to welcome life, will thus prove even more effective.

"Life must always be welcomed and protected. These two things go together – welcome and protection, from conception to natural death. All of us are called to respect life and care for it."

Pope Francis Vox said..."All is joyful and celebratory in Poland. The Bishop of Rome advised the youth gathered there to "make chaos all night," similar to his idiotic statement at Rio, to "go make a mess." Joy, joy, joy. It's all joy. All is well. Move along. Nothing to see here."

Vox, every bit of news coverage, Catholic and secular, has presented WYD in Poland as a tremendous holy success.

I had read Traditional blogs earlier this week in regard to Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Poland. The bloggers claimed that WYD 2016 A.D. would flop...interest in WYD was scant...Poland despised His Holiness Pope Francis...Catholic youth had little interest in Pope Francis.

Wow! Talk about poor analysis! Pope Francis has been greeted by massive, enthusiastic waves of Catholics, young, middle-aged, and elderly...but, in particular, by young Catholics.

Pope Francis, from his first address to Poland upon arrival there, has promoted the Culture of Life. Pope Francis declared:

"Social policies in support of the family, the primary and fundamental cell of society, assisting underprivileged and poor families, and helping responsibly to welcome life, will thus prove even more effective.

"Life must always be welcomed and protected. These two things go together – welcome and protection, from conception to natural death. All of us are called to respect life and care for it."

WYD 2016 A.D....a beautiful success...hundreds of thousands of Catholic in peace and Christian joy with the Vicar of Christ, His Holiness Pope Francis.

Vox, let us celebrate the amazing gift that Jesus has given to us...

Pope Francis, Chief Shepherd of the True Church, is among the People of God in Poland, in particular, Catholic youth, as they celebrate that fact in the Catholic spirit of joy and festivity, along with somber moments.

Let us also pray for the safe return home of Pope Francis and everybody present at WYD.

Pax.

Mark Thomas



Ana Milan said...

Michael Dowd:
Fr. Hamel's murder could have been avoided if a security check had been carried out & all doors had been locked prior to the commencement of Holy Mass. I understand that this was an early morning Mass which only a few elderly people attended. Even so, it would have taken only a short time for such a check to have taken place. The fact that it didn't was more to do with naivety rather than an incumbrance. Male ushers should be visible for the Saturday Vigil & Sunday Masses in all churches. I only know of one where this is the case.

The unfortunate but true situation is that if IS want to murder a priest, nun or people enjoying their leisure, they will do so. These people don't mind blowing themselves up so why would they be put off by the possibility of someone else gunning them down? They are brainwashed into carrying out their heinous acts because of the teaching of the Qur'an & Hadith. They need to be converted, but PF & cronies don't see the need as they themselves are in dire need of conversion as well.

Anonymous said...

Get to confession. Is it not better to lay down your life protecting your family and priest. Even if you dont have a gun, sheild the priest, get in the way of the bullets. If you truely beleive this religion, you should not be scared of this.

And since really nothing happens unless God wills it or allows it I think this is an gentle reminder that all at mass, intending to take communion, should be in a state of grace.

Anonymous said...

Awesome (in both senses of the word)!

I always say the most important thing is to live and die in the state of sanctifying grace. Thanks for the reminder.

Margaret

Michael Dowd said...

Ana Milan. How about if the priest himself carried a gun? If it were me I would be doing it.

Mike Hurcum said...

Chaos is not something that Jesus was. He came to bring peace and good will. Advising young people to make chaos is just like saying make out and enjoy yourself. When adultery is committed, Christ is not there, nor is peace. the spiritual world does not hold chaos but nor does it contain confusion. And it does if we are to believe Rome. I wonder who is their mentor?

Mike Hurcum said...

I missed a point At the greatest act of sacrifice ever made, the soldiers were armed with spears to protect the sacrifice and wore armour. What do you think, should we as well? Work out your answer with prayer.