This Is Not The Time For Devotional Blogging

So, shall we just avoid the controversies surrounding Pope Francis and limit ourselves to praying the rosary and writing about edifying material? If you have followed this blog even only a couple of days, you know my answer.

There is an awful lot of material, online and in books, for those who want to deepen their knowledge of traditional Catholicism. This blog, and many others, have plenty of information on the matter for the one who is willing to search. Thank God, the Internet has put this information within the reach of pretty much everyone in the English speaking world.

Blogging is, however, a more immediate form of communication than a book; and it therefore allows a faster reaction when things go wrong. A war is raging, and Satan is clearly very influent in the Vatican. I for myself am not going to spend the time I have for blogging in further explanations about the Works of Mercy or the meaning of the word “charity”. Plenty of resources for that; actually even on this blog, but pretty much everywhere.

No, this is not the time to retreat to a kind of devotional blogging, or spiritual blogging retreat. This is the time to follow St Michael. The reduction of Catholic blogging to online Catholic fare without reference to the war that is raging is tantamount to giving Francis all the liberty he wants, and to wreck everything he wants, safe in the knowledge that Catholic bloggers will focus on the Joyous Mysteries, or on pious toughts on the day of the Ascension.

Let those who think their role is to explain the Catechism to readers do so at the best of their ability. There are many Catholic bloggers out there and everyone can useful in his own way. But without me, and thank you very much.

In times of war you need, first of all, warriors. Cooks may be useful, byt they don’t win wars. The Crusaders never stopped thinking whether it would have been better to stop the war and start spiritual exercises instead. They knew it was the time for war, and they acted accordingly.

Pray your rosary, my dear reader.

And then go on the Internet and blog, comment, retweet, “like”, do all you can to help in the war that is raging.

There is a time for peace and a time for war. In the times of Francis, we need to soldier on on the side of St Michael.

M

Posted on May 14, 2018, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Amen to that M!
    “All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.
    . . . A time of war, and a time of peace.”
    (Ecclesiastes 3,1-8)
    “Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.
    For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
    Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect.
    Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice,
    And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace:
    In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one.
    And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).”
    (Ephesians 6,11-17)
    “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety.
    Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but labour with the gospel, according to the power of God.”
    (2 Timothy 1,7-8)
    “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus:
    And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men, who shall be fit to teach others also.
    Labour as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
    No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses; that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.
    For he also that striveth for the mastery, is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
    The husbandman, that laboureth, must first partake of the fruits.
    Understand what I say: for the Lord will give thee in all things understanding.
    Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel.
    Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evildoer; but the word of God is not bound.
    Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.
    A faithful saying: for if we be dead with him, we shall live also with him.
    If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.
    If we believe not, he continueth faithful, he can not deny himself.”
    (2 Timothy 2,1-13)
    “I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom:
    Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.
    For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:
    And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
    But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober.”
    (2 Timothy 4,1-5)

  2. Never stop praying the rosary.

  3. Which girly men are in retreat? Let’s name names. You mean more than the usual suspects?

  4. As long as Francis has the power, the wealth, the buildings, and the friends in high places, he doesn’t care about how many of the faithful he drives away to Protestantism or atheism. He intends to continue his scorched-earth policy against the Church for the rest of his life. The only serious pushback he’s getting is from the traditional blogosphere. There probably exists a “war room” in the Vatican staffed by low-level flunkies who pore over those sites and report back to the boss. It’s obvious by how often he plays his broken record of rants about “rigid” Catholics. If only Francis could shut down freedom of speech, then he’d be one happy Communist Pope.
    The soft “life is beautiful, everything is fine” pro-Francis Catholic blogs are a dime a dozen, but vocal reality-based blogs are in the minority. Mundabor, it really is a war, and I hope you continue fighting the good fight and speaking out for us, the resistance

  5. 100% agreement with Mundabor. We are the Church Militant. Just who is supposed to fight the evils with the Church if we don’t. I know the Bear has gone into semi-hibernation for now. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see join the battle from time to time

  6. Amen.
    The blitzkrieg of the Second Vatican Council has invaded the Church, utilizing their Novus Ordo war machine to isolate and exterminate traditional Catholicism and stands on the brink of global domination. Can we at least give these Modernists a good fight; whether it is in our own backyard or in our resistance to their attacks on Traditional Catholicism from the Vatican itself?
    Blogging is certainly one way we can put out the word and try to garner some support for St. Michaels army before the flag of Modernism is raised in victory. Acquiescence and defeatism is merely a march into the gas chamber; we should learn from history. Better off putting up a good fight; even to the death.

  7. Mundabor, Deo Gratias for you. We echo each other, and such echoes prove we are not alone. For example,my Jeremiahs Or Jerks – click on link below – reverbs this current article of your. Yes, we MUST hang in there like JC did for us – and we MUST proclaim Jesus as Lord in the face of pagan power as did St Dismas hanging next to Him. Thank you for all you do. Guy McClung, Texas TBFC
    TBFC-take your pick:
    Terror Blogger For Christ
    Truth Blogger For Christ
    https://the-american-catholic.com/author/guy/

  8. Mundabor et al, You may enjoy a discussion of a twist on Pascal’s Wager engendered by the bergolgian heresy that hell is not everlasting: http://the-american-catholic.com/2018/05/16/mccs-wager/

    Guy McClung, Texas

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