“I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” Archbishop Tartaglia said in an interview with STV News July 24.” (Source)
Yep. And those of us here who defend the Church’s teaching will be with you in the jail cell, your Grace.
In the next 10-15 years, the persecution that is coming is going to squeeze the last drop of social justice and liberalism out of the Church…especially its Bishops. For that, we can be very thankful because then the “corporate management” mentality of our bishops is going to come to a crashing halt. Look for early retirements.
We warned them 10 years ago that this would happen. They didn’t listen. Now it’s time to pay the price.
They can’t win the argument or dispute the facts so the next best thing for them is to try and shut down the debate and deny basic civil liberties, including the most basic freedom available.
Makes you wonder what kind of people are in the pro-abort movement, doesn’t it? This isn’t a random occurrence anymore. It’s par for the course in the pro-abort establishment…especially at so-called institutions of “higher learning”.
I know they probably think they are trying to eradicate “anti-choice” ideology by taking away the choice to hear the other side, but little do they know that they are only exposing themselves in who and what they really represent.
You would think that some of them who have a modicum of sense would stop and start on some serious self-reflection on just what they are really part of.
I’m not a fatalist by any stretch, but I have had the sinking feeling for years now that this movie will certainly play out, and there is really nothing we can do about it - except to learn how to smile under persecution. It’s coming in our life times. They want our heads and they’re going to get them. But here’s the great irony: we’ve been trying to avoid this downward spiral to martydom as we see everything we love being stripped away from us, but it is only through the suffering that comes with this trial that we will regain our identity and dignity as Catholics. We love the wrong things and so God is going to use this time to correct our disordered attractions.
What we fear most is, in fact, our deliverance.
Welcome to the Passion of the 21st century.
Fathers: get yourselves ready by detaching yourselves mentally and spiritually from any attachment to wealth or power because, in time, you will be confronted with the choice to materially separate yourselves from those things. If you work on the first two, the latter choice will be a lot easier, although obviously still difficult. The day is approaching when you will be required to sign a “human rights” pledge at your place of work which affirms the sexual anarchy of our age.
“…Add to that the approaching discrimination against Catholics seeking positions in commerce and public life. Catholics will not be suitable for public charities, medicine, education, journalism, or in the legal profession, especially judgeships and law enforcement. As the bishops, by the acknowledgement of many of their own number, failed to articulate the cogency of doctrines on contraception and other moral issues, so will they now, despite the best intentions, not be able to stem the radical attrition among native Catholics whose eyes are on mammon, and among recent immigrants whose privileges are guaranteed only if they vote for opponents of the Church. The general election of 2012 may rally the fraction of conscientious Catholics among the sixty million or so sympathetic Catholics. If their influence is not decisive, and the present course of federal legislation accelerates, encouraged by a self-destructive appetite for welfare statism on the part of ecclesiastical bureaucrats, the majority of Catholics with tenuous commitments to the Faith will evaporate, as did the lapsed baptized in North Africa during the oppression of the emperor Diocletian…” (Source)
St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa has sponsored an Iraqi Christian family that was facing severe persecution in Baghdad. With the help of the Government of Canada, the family will be arriving in Ottawa later this month.
The parish has already raised funds to support the family as they start their new life. But they could use a few volunteers who will help the family integrate into Canadian society. The family is composed of a husband and wife, along with three children under the age of 10.
If you’d like to learn more about volunteering, there will be a meeting this Monday, July 9, at 7 pm in the basement of St. Patrick’s (corner of Kent and Nepean). You can also call the parish office at 613-233-1125
I have a very simple observation: if what you represent is the truth, you don’t need the law crushing your political opponents because you don’t much like their criticism, even if it appears as unfair. You know, in the end, your position will prevail because it is founded on the truth. And the truth, sooner or later, does indeed prevail. On the other hand, if your position is founded on lies, well, then you need all of the State’s oppressive force to silence opposition and critical opinion.
We’ve seen this time and time again throughout history. And when the State goes up against the Catholic Church, we know who ultimately wins, don’t we?
I see the homosexualists want to wield the State’s brutal stick to succeed where the thugs of yesteryear have failed.
This is my response to the Quebec Gaystopo Law (emphasis mine)…
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity [Cf. Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10], tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”[Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2357).
They will succeed for a time. But the Catholic Church will recover and when it shakes off the last remaining effects of those 70s drugs and the last of the velvet bishops has retired, the real game will be on.
But in the mean time, our current Catholic “leadership” has absolutely no clue of what they are dealing with in the homosexualist movement…or if they do, they’re part of it.
The thing about evil is that unless you are attacking it, it’s rolling over you.
There is a reason the Catholic Church was once known as the Church Militant. She clearly understood that we were in a war. Now our generals are homosexuals…or a good as, and sexual Aggiornamento ushered in by contraception is producing its poisonous fruit. Read the rest of this entry »
That’s exactly right. And that’s why the Leftist sheep really don’t care about authentic freedom — because they’ve already sold out to the tyranny of sin which engulfs them, and, consequently, they see no problem when their celebrity dictators seek to impose that tyranny on the rest of the population.
We must understand that the fight over these GSAs, while valiant, is going to be an uphill battle. If – and it’s a really big “IF” – the Catholic Church is able to stave off McGuinty’s attacks, the writing is still on the wall. Why? Because we are effectively fighting over the equivalent of “same-sex civil unions” and “gay marriage”. It’s a distinction without any substantial difference. Likewise with these GSAs. In the event that we win “legally” (and again that’s a big “IF”), what does this have to do with what eventually gets into our schools? The Gay Jackboot will simply rev up “Plan B” which is to start to chip away at the reality of these clubs in the Schools. They’ll encourage their recruits to engage in “civil disobedience” and play the victim card. They’ll be a host of different tactics, all aimed at forcing acceptance. The media and other anti-Catholic bigots will chime in, too. Eventually, under the sheer weight of it, everyone will simply have to admit that the law doesn’t reflect the cultural reality in these schools, and it too, will have to fall…just like it did in Quebec and Newfoundland. Read the rest of this entry »
So, in a few months, after you all have played right into their hands and shut down your facilities, hospitals, schools and services, congratulating yourselves on your “brave protest”, the Obama regime is going to make a ginormous propaganda offensive telling all of the stupid TV-addled idiots that the Catholic Church doesn’t give a crap about “the people” because they have shut down their hospitals, schools, their soup kitchens, their adoption agencies and won’t even provide health insurance plans to the poor, poor youths attending their universities. The Catholic Church hates “the people”, hates charity, hates sick people, hates women, hates children, hates poor people and is hoarding all of its money.
We’re so screwed; it’s not funny. Failing to preach the Gospel really does have ominous consequences and we’re all going to feel it.
The really good news is that the bishops of tomorrow will look NOTHING like the ones today. The ones who are retiring today and of the past 40 years are going to fall under severe judgement of history.