Daily Archives: January 2, 2014
Beautiful article in the Remnant about the reasons why the “luminous mysteries” should be discarded.
The first one is the historic origin of the Rosary in the Psaltery. When monks started to have the obligation to read all the Psalms (150 in number) every day, the increasing number of conversi (lay people who lived in the monastery helping the monks, generally to expiate grave sins or otherwise to perfect themselves but without becoming monks) made it necessary to create a comparable devotion accessible to them. As most conversi were illiterate, they started to be given the task of reciting 150 Pater Noster every day. In time, this devotion spread to the generality of the lay people in form of 150 Ave Maria. Thus we have a direct link to the Rosary with the Psaltery. An addition of a fourth cycle of mysteries makes of the entire rosary a cycle…
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Nice post from the better Archbold on the National Catholic Register . It deals, like many others articles from US commentators, with the rather funny developments in the Phil Robertson matter.
I quote the salient part:
What we need now is for our leadership (and all of us as well) to stop mitigating and downplaying the deadly effects of the homosexual lifestyle to mind, body, and of course the soul.
Preach it. Talk about it. Stop accommodating it all the time. It is not love or tolerant to look the other way when a person imperils his life and soul. Saying that homosexual acts are gravely sinful is no more intolerant than telling someone not to touch a hot stove.
20 years of softening our position of homosexuality has pushed us to the brink. If there is a lesson to be learned, it is one that any general could teach you. A softened position eventually becomes indefensible.
So we must stop softening our position and fight for the whole truth, even the uncomfortable parts. We must abandon the Church of nice and choose again the Church of truth.
The lesson we should learn from all this is that if we stand for truth we can win the day. If we will not, we have already lost.
The man is obviously right, and touches an issue many times mentioned on this blog: niceness in front of perversion lead to persecution, and we must be vocal and outspoken if we want to avoid it. This blog uses strong words (like “faggot”) to give one’s little contribution so that the Gaystapo does not criminalise people for even saying contemptuous words to describe perverts. The war on freedom goes through the war on words.
This effeminate love for niceness at all costs and in all circumstances will be the undoing of Christianity in the public square and push us back to the Catacombs.
We must stop it at once.
With the fox in charge of the henhouse, it is very easy to predict a difficult year for the faithful. The Extraordinary Synod in October might well become Satan’s major 2014 offensive.
Still, we are Catholics and, therefore, long-term optimists. You may draw some consolation from the fact that in 2014 as every year before and after, the Big Drip will continue to work its magic. Many are those who in the coming year will discover that Christ is Lord, and they are idiots.
Allow me to wish a peaceful, prosperous and spiritually fruitful 2014 to you all.