Saturday, July 19, 2008

Anti-Catholic protesters dressed as devils throw condoms at pilgrims during WYD

In the Seventeenth Century, Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser prophesied about our time: "During this period, many men will abuse of the freedom of conscience conceded to them. It is of such men that Jude the Apostle spoke when he said: 'These men blaspheme whatever they do not understand; and they corrupt whatever they know naturally as irrational animals do... They will ridicule Christian simplicity; they will call it folly and nonsense, but they will have the highest regard for advanced knowledge, and for the skill by which the axioms of law, the precepts of morality, the Holy Canons and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and elaborate arguements."

What would possess people to dress as devils and throw condoms at Catholic pilgrims during World Youth Day festivities in Australia? What motivates such hatred? Is it not easy to see that such hatred is inflamed by the fires of Hell? What happens internally soon manifests itself externally. Hence anti-Catholic extremists dressed up as devils.

By our speech, our conduct and our dress, we reveal to the world who we are. Pray for those angry and confused souls who have embraced hatred of Christ's Mystical Body.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Excellent post Mr. Melanson. And you couldn't have said it better. External realities, such as people dressing as devils to mock Christ's Church, always begin internally. The hatred of Catholics is intensifying and will no doubt continue to intensify into outright violence. It already has. Anti-Catholics threw beer bottles at Catholics in Germany and now anti-Catholics threw condoms at Catholic youth in Australia. Meanwhile, the City by the Bay has condemned the Catholic Church openly. Pray and prepare now Catholics - and other Christians. The persecution which is coming will shock the world with its intensity.

asia said...

All the suffering and the rebellion in the world leave a deep wound in the heart of the Pope but no matter what those non-believers say to Pope Benedict the 16...in the silence of our hearts, in our prayers ... we always love the Pope!! We are always with the Pope!!

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