Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Prayer and dignity in the face of evil

While one Archbishop (Piero Marini) speaks about same-sex civil unions as a good thing another speaks the truth and is mocked as was Our Lord. God bless Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels.

Photos from De Standaard:

Bishop Léonard was targeted specifically because of his views. In an April 2007 interview for the weekly Télé Moustique, he was asked about his position on homosexuality and described homosexual behaviour as “abnormal”: "The same as Freud: it is an imperfectly developed stage of human sexuality which contradicts its inner logic. Homosexuals have encountered a blockage in their normal psychological development, rendering them abnormal. I know that in a few years, I will risk prison by saying this, but that could offer me a vacation." Scantily clad activists of feminist group Femen invaded a conference at a university in Brussels. During the act, demonstrators threw water on the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, Andre-Joseph Leonard. The priest did not react and avoided looking at the activists. The protest was against homophobia, according to international agencies. At the end of the demonstration, the archbishop kissed a picture of the Virgin Mary to leave the room. Born in Ukraine and with subsidiaries in several countries (including Brazil and nations with a Muslim majority), the Femen often campaigning for the rights of women and minorities. One of their banners is the defense of gay marriage.

At the end of it, the Archbishop kissed a statue of Our Blessed Mother!

"In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph!"


Anonymous said...

Thank God for true pastors like him. These women have no idea that he may be one of a very small number of people who truly care about their immortal souls.

Barona said...

And there are still those who deny that we are in decline. May God bless this holy bishop for his witness. may we be as faithful.

Anonymous said...

Diabolical. You would expect prelates these days to have some security personnel to anticipate this kind of thing. TS