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Christians Are Born For Combat: Why are Militant Homosexualism and Radical Islam on the Rise? Comments

Whether one looks to the hedonism on display in the 'Gay Pride' marches or the growing hostility toward faithful Christians being shown by by the Obama Regime, or the rise of extremist anti-Christian Islam, there is an inescapable conclusion - we are living in a new missionary age. Peter Kreeft  is correct. Love does fight! Pope Leo XIII in his insightful Encyclical Letter on the Wisdom of Christianity reminded us all, ... Continue Reading

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  1. William Stoddart
    9 months ago



    Like most people, you center on Love. Why?

    Our Lord did not say: "I am the Way, the Love, and the Life."

    He said: "I am the Way. the Truth, and the Life."

    He did not say: "Ye shall know the Love, and the Love will set you free."

    He said: "Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free."

    * * *

    Happily, we all know what Love is. Saint Paul told us in I Corinthians, ch. 13.
    But in the final chapter of the same Epistle, Saint Paul too comes back to the primacy of Truth.

    Correlatively, our Lord also gave us the Golden Rule: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy mind, with all thy heart, with all thy strength, and (which is like unto the foregoing) thy neighbor as thyself."

    The Heart is the seat of both Truth and Love. The Breast is the seat of the sentiments.

    * * *

    Be all that as it may, we must return to and remember, not simply the words of Saint Paul, but above all the words of our Lord Himself, as quoted above.

    We must on no account forget, neglect, minimize, or by-pass these words. It is on the Truth (in all contexts) that Christianity is founded.

    William Stoddart.

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  2. Joseph
    9 months ago

    Re: Emma's post.
    Excellent post, Emma.

  3. Sumanth Soundararajan
    9 months ago

    Let us look to the core principles that will help in actual and practical combat :

    1. Our own virginity, and that means following the Virgin in practise.
    2. Clean conscience based on our own good conduct: non-drinking, drugs, crime etc.
    3. Now add to this the difference that faith in Virgin Mary brings.
    4. Good, hard working and non-ambitious as worker. This one is for restoring a clean, stable and sane workforce that is not swayed by the pinky bankies.

    Always, an Islam or Judaism or non-RC denomination are lacking the greatest and simplest spiritual tool : love for one's own mother, in the image of Virgin Mary.
    This is a great weapon Catholics have - and should use.

    Virgin Mary first is a step that does away with every one of the perversions of sex and abortion and horror sex notions that have crept into the mainstream churches and indeed the lives of children.

    Feminism and the other neo-liberal groups that are simply underlings of the ruling elite can legalize their perverted lifestyles.
    They cannot take away the spirit that is there in the Church : a spirit that needs only to be taken up and practised by every individual Christian with intensity and passion.

    The Law always asserts itself through our own good conduct.

    The perversions legalized by Country laws cannot stop a moral crusade based upon individual practise of faith. Individual passion expressed in good social conduct and public life will certainly make a difference to the big picture - no money or pinky banky power can make a difference there.

    "Families that pray together, stay together" is a proven fact.





  4. Emma
    9 months ago

    Thank you Deacon Fournier. Too often of late, worldly concerns have taken many away from our faith in Jesus. I hardly ever any more hear words of hope come from the mouths of his followers. I hear despair, anger, hopelessness. I hear "The church this and the church that " but not the name of Jesus. What I see as the cause for the rise against the church are the members of the church. I can't claim innocence myself. I too have been drawn into the confusion of the hour at times. It's takes great strength not to be. As we move forward, we must remember who it is we serve! Christophobia has set in across the land. Why? Because there is a revival under way! Because I'm younger, perhaps I've been exposed to it more than some of the older posters here. Whenever Jesus shows up, those forces aligned against Him begin to get very loud, very aggressive. Anyone who's ever read an account of an exorcism is aware of that. What causes them to be so violently opposed to His followers? Certainly not we puny creatures! What causes them to react with such vehemence, is fear. Fear of just the name of Jesus. What pushes back and conquers these forces of darkness? The Presence of Christ! His people witnessing with their praises and their lives. What strengthens His people? Prayer and the the Eucharist. Many have forgotten who they serve. Many. A God that calms the seas, walks through fire, conquers death! Who are we afraid of? Willing to suffer ridicule, persecution? Yes! Willing to live a life of sacrifice and trial? Yes. He said it would not be the easy path. We accepted this when we said yes to Him. No. We're not supposed to roll over and play dead, but our weapon is not a physical sword, but a spiritual sword. Our armour, the armour of Christ, the all powerful King! So, why are we afraid of what is going on in the world around us? Because many of us have forgotten Who it is we serve, that's why! God FIRST, then the church. Our families and our friends, strangers also need to see the Light of Christ that pushes back the darkness. No one will see that if we ourselves are full of fear and anger. That is not God filling our hearts and our heads with those thoughts and our hearts with fear and anger. That's the "other guy ". He wants us to get caught up in it. He wants us to turn our hearts away from Christ. When we do, he wins. Let's focus our hearts on the beauty that still abounds in this world! Let's truly surrender to Christ! He knows what He's about and has a plan. As for the boat, let's remember, when Peter walked out to meet Jesus, he walked on the water too. Then, fear entered his heart and he sank. Saved only when he called out to Jesus and took His hand. A little more calling out to Jesus and a little less expectation that powers of this world will dictate outcomes. Trust in Jesus! He never fails, not only Catholics in good standing, His Hand outstretched to all. All can be forgiven. All are invited to the banquet, saint and sinner. No matter what anyone has done, He can wash them clean. Who are we to get in the way of that? If I'm correct, Augustine himself was not the most holy of people prior to his conversion. We must pray for grace for all of our brothers and sisters, not just those we find acceptable in our eyes. He may be calling them to a very important service in His army! Saul, Peter, St. Ignatius, "Doubting Thomas " the list goes on and on. Through reconciliation, we are converted each and every one of us, every day. Time to throw open the doors and windows of our churches. Time to truly evangelize! Time to hit the streets, knock on doors and spread the Good News! God Loves you! You are his beloved!

  5. Rose
    9 months ago

    Very inspiring, thank you, Deacon!

  6. Terri K
    9 months ago

    Honestly, Deacon Fornier, I usually lose interest in your pieces after about the second paragraph. I read this one to the end and am deeply moved by it. Thank you.

  7. Joseph
    9 months ago

    You are right, Deacon, 'we are born for this hour'. But your article totally ignores the elephant in the room: the forces of traditional orthodoxy are indeed on the rise among many of the laity but the hierarchies in the USA and Europe, the Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals are - with a few notable exceptions - all Modernist Liberals, all of them are appeasers and placators, all of them are traitors to Mother Church, to the Church Militant and in point of fact loathe and hate and despise the very term 'Church Militant', not to mention such phrases as 'spiritual combat' and 'the four last things', the reality of Sin and Hell. If we are truly to have a Catholic restoration of vigour, energy, dynamism and robust engagement, a Church that is robustly controversial, counter-trendy, then we have to call out and denounce those members of our hierarchies who are feeding, like parasites, off the sheep. We can no longer tolerate their betrayal of the faith, of the good fight for Christ, their appeasement of Caesar and all that Caesar stands for, their betrayal of Mother Church, her flock, our families and our souls. If we are truly to renew the Church in her vigour, dynamism and energy then we must first clean out our own filthy stables of treachery, hypocrisy and downright lies. The question is, are we prepared to do so? If we are not, then all our hopes and dreams of renewal are just so much hot air. On the other hand, if we are truly prepared to take the bull by the horns and call out all those leaders who are betraying us then indeed there is no force on earth that can stop us.

  8. abey
    9 months ago

    Said one 'I am a Jesus fan" said the other "how can that be to His words, a slave cannot be over the master, for if they persecute me they will surely persecute you" said the first one "a fan no, but faith yes"

  9. joseph
    9 months ago

    You are right, Deacon, 'we are born for this hour'. But your article totally ignores the elephant in the room: the forces of traditional orthodoxy are indeed on the rise among many of the laity but the hierarchies in the USA and Europe, the Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals are - with a few notable exceptions - all Modernist Liberals, all of them are appeasers and placators, all of them are traitors to Mother Church, to the Church Militant and in point of fact loathe and hate and despise the very term 'Church Militant', not to mention such phrases as 'spiritual combat' and 'the four last things', the reality of Sin and Hell. If we are truly to have a Catholic restoration of vigour, energy, dynamism and robust engagement, a Church that is robustly controversial, counter-trendy, then we have to call out and denounce those members of our hierarchies who are feeding, like parasites, off the sheep. We can no longer tolerate their betrayal of the faith, of the good fight for Christ, their appeasement of Caesar and all that Caesar stands for, their betrayal of Mother Church, her flock, our families and our souls. If we are truly to renew the Church in her vigour, dynamism and energy then we must first clean out our own filthy stables of treachery, hypocrisy and downright lies. The question is, are we prepared to do so? If we are not, then all our hopes and dreams of renewal are just so much hot air. On the other hand, if we are truly prepared to take the bull by the horns and call out all those leaders who are betraying us then indeed there is no force on earth that can stop us.

  10. Michael Flynn
    9 months ago

    Still waiting to see our church leaders set the example. Personally I am trying to read the Church history and docs since if I don't know them how am I going to convince others. We all have to take it upon ourselves to spread the good news.


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