Tuesday, January 06, 2015

"The greatest asset of the evilly disposed is the cowardice and weakness of Catholics..."

Writing for Spero News, Martin Barillas notes: "A group of Catholic students in Belgium remains in opposition to Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp. Spero reported on January 4 that the Flemish Catholic Students Association of Antwerp issued an open letter to Bishop Johan Bonny denouncing his statements on homosexual marriage. “Monsignor Bonny, as a successor of the apostles, wishes to alter the form in which the faith has revealed it (marriage).

As a Catholic association headquartered in Antwerp, the Association of Flemish Catholic Students of Antwerp KVHV (Vlaams Katholiek Hoogstudentenverbod) raises its voice to say clearly: ‘No, Monsignor. What you are proposing is not Catholic.”

In an email response to Spero, Michael Hoffmann  - a spokesman for the student group – said that his fellow students do not current plan any demonstrations against the bishop. However, he said that a broader group known as ‘Pro-Familia’ can be expected to mount a public demonstration against the bishop. In addition, Hoffmann said that his group is taking other action, “We have written and translated a letter that we are sending to the Pope and the Archbishop (Leonard)”.

Hoffmann said that his group does have support, albeit so far very quietly, from numerous priests and bishops, saying “… we have received a bunch of positive e-mails and messages.” Hoffmann would not identify the clerics who support the group.

The Young Socialists of Antwerp have denounced what they called the "downright frightening views" held by the Flemish Catholic students. Their views qualify as "homophobia," said the Socialists who have since issued a complaint to the Belgian the Centre for Equal Opportunity." See full article here.

I wrote about Bishop Bonny's insanity here.

As I've warned so many times before at this Blog, the same radical homosexual activists who continually cry for more "tolerance" are anything but tolerant. This is a spiritual war. The homosexual movement is not a civil rights movement. It is an attempt at moral revolution. An attempt to change people's view of homosexuality. Writing in the Chicago Free Press, even homosexual activist Paul Varnell admitted this. He wrote, "The fundamental controverted issue about homosexuality is not discrimination, hate crimes or domestic partnerships, but the morality of homosexuality. Even if gays obtain non-discrimination laws, hate crimes law and domestic partnership benefits, those can do little to counter the underlying moral condemnation which will continue to fester beneath the law and generate hostility, fuel hate crimes, support conversion therapies, encourage gay youth suicide and inhibit the full social acceptance that is our goal. On the other hand, if we convince people that homosexuality is fully moral, then all their inclination to discriminate, engage in gay-bashing or oppose gay marriage disappears. Gay youths and adults could readily accept themselves. So the gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people's view of homosexuality." (Paul Varnell, "Defending Our Morality," Chicago Free Press, Aug 16, 2000).

At the Beatification of Joan of Arc on December 13, 1908, Pope St. Pius X said that: "..the greatest asset of the evilly disposed is the cowardice and weakness of Catholics.  Oh!  If I might ask the divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: 'What are those wounds in the midst of your hands?' the answer would not be doubtful.  'With these I was wounded in the house of those who did nothing to defend me and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of my adversaries.'  And this reproach can be levelled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries."

Yes, even certain priests, Bishops and Cardinals.

Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J., my mentor, once said, "Fortitude is that virtue which enduringly resists difficulties of mind and body while persistently seeking, defending and spreading the truth and holiness of the Gospel.  St. Thomas reminds us that fortitude is especially concerned with overcoming the fear of performing difficult deeds for the glory of God.  This virtue prevents a soldier of Christ, and above all officers in Christ's army such as bishops and priests, from fleeing the field of battle, from betraying the brethren when real or imaginary obstacles present themselves.  The great fault of the pusillanimous is that they succumb easily to irrational fears and leave the field of battle to enemy forces.  This moral deformity reveals a lack of faith in the cause of Christ and a distrust of the assurance he gave his followers when he said to his Apostles: 'Have confidence, I have overcome the world.'  The defect of irrational fear weakens virtue and renders Christians cowards.  All the Apostles except Judas overcame this fear when they received the gift of Fortitude from the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday.  And priests should pray daily for this gift which the Holy Spirit will never deny them."

I can attest to that.  As a Catholic layman named after two heroic preachers (St. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles who endured every measure of hardship and persecution and St. Anthony de Padua, popularly known as the Hammer of the Heretics), and who took the Confirmation name Michael (after the glorious Archangel St. Michael who, by the power of God, cast the Devil out of Heaven), I pray every day for the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude as well as the three other Cardinal Virtues of Prudence, Justice and Temperance.  Not to mention the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.

I can do all things in Him Who strengthens me - Omnia possum in eo, qui me confortat (Phil 4:13).

This apostolate has been attacked more times than I can remember.  I have more enemies than you can shake a stick at - and, thank God, even more friends!

I have received death threats. One from a homosexual activist threatening to execute me with a high-powered rifle. Stormfront has vilified me as the "village communist." This even though I have railed against Communism and it's slower twin Socialism.

Priests of Almighty God: What are you afraid of? The same God who parted  the Red Sea and incinerated the five cities of the plain will guide and protect you.

Remember the words of Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., when fear enters.  Standing before a firing squad, which is much more terrifying than the ridicule of functional idiots in the public square, this heroic priest said, "Viva Christo Rey."  Long live Christ the King.



Athol/OrangeCatholic said...

As you know Mr. Melanson, priests in the diocese of Worcester are afraid to speak out against the zeitgeist. This with only a few exceptions.

Our clerics need to pray for Fortitude.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the wonderful literature on Our Lady of La Salette and the inspiring talk. Looking forward to your return to the Franconia Notch area.

God bless you!

Unknown said...

My youngest sister emailed me the article with the picture of the students carrying a Statue of Mary thru the streets of Antwerp, I think I saw one of her sons as one of the carriers.
This is what I emailed her back :
Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Brussels faced charges of discrimination against homosexuals after making statements clarifying Catholic doctrine about sexuality in 2007.
In Télé Moustique, Leonard was quoted as saying the same as Freud: " Homosexuality 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 it could offer me vacations.”

Well if he wants to explain it like this as Freud did, then actually he is saying that it's not their fault they are Holebis because "ONWETEND KAN MEN NIET ZONDIGEN" "If one is unaware he's sinning then he does not sin"
( I'm convinced that the devil uses psychology/psychiatry nowadays as his weapons to excuse all sinning )

Why does nobody open their mouth about SODOM and GOMORRAH and how God punished them for their sexual abominations !!!
When societies are in decline homosexuality has been always very prominent, it was the same in the Roman Empire, the same in the Greek empire, Lesbian women lived on the island LESBOS, the same in the Middle East with Sodom and Gomorrah and so on.

READ GENESIS 19 : 1-39

Martyrdom for the Christians has arrived. For it is written :

What if you refuse the Mark of the Beast?

If you refuse to get the mark of the beast you will not be allowed to buy anything or to sell anything. You will not get paid for your work. You will not be able to buy food, medicine, water, fuel, clothes or anything at all. You will be cut off from support and most likely you will be killed.
Can’t buy or sell without the mark of the beast

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17
You will be hated and likely killed

"Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved." Matthew 10:21,22
You will be forced to get the mark of the beast. If you refuse the mark of the beast you will not be allowed to buy anything or sell anything. You may be put in prison and you may be killed.
So why would anyone refuse the mark of the beast?
Refuse the mark of the beast and live eternally

Some wise people will refuse to worship the beast and to receive the mark of the beast. They will choose to worship the God of heaven instead. Many of these people will be killed. But a short time later they will be raised from the dead and they will live and reign with Christ for 1,000 years.
"Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." Revelation 20:4
After the 1000 years is over, the people who refused the mark of the beast will live forever and ever with God. They will be perfectly and eternally happy.
United in prayer, defend our Lord and His Commandments.
Your sis Rita

Unknown said...

This apostolate has been attacked more times than I can remember. I have more enemies than you can shake a stick at - and, thank God, even more friends!

I have received death threats. One from a homosexual activist threatening to execute me with a high-powered rifle. Stormfront has vilified me as the "village communist." This even though I have railed against Communism and it's slower twin Socialism.


Woe, Woe, Woe
satan is using a hoe
to attack us and destroy
hidden in the horse of Troy

he puts on a "friendly face"
for, "just in case"
we fall into his trap
he can deride us in his lap

Following You, our heavenly Boss,
on the way of the Cross
satan always lies in wait
to entice us with his bait

As he has only a short time left
his behavior becomes very deft
enticing as many as he can get
to lure them in his evil drag-net

But I know, oh my Lord
that I try to strike a chord
to elicit Your intervention
to keep satan in detention

Impatiently waiting for Your return
which we still need to earn
free us from the snares of the devil
push him back to the lowest level

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat

In God we trust
Rita Biesemans November 5 2013

Anonymous said...

The stunning of all this is the Catholic position is reasonable, but most people cannot reason correctly. Baby animinals don't fall out of the sky and the reproductive act happens when only two organisms of the opposite sex try reproducing. Even the organs are complimentary. Anybody who asks what the ourpose of sex is will conclude that it is to reproduce. This is why contraception and sodomy is unnatural. It violates the very purpose of sex.

The rejection of scholastic thought has rendered people unable to reason about the essence of things. The idea that we can grasp the true essence of things with our intellects is rejected. Thus we can't understand the true purpose of things. I believe scholastic thought is the only answer to irrational Enlightenment philosophy. Philosophy and theology are not dry intellectual, rigid and irrelevant things--as some bishops like to claim.

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