See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Saturday, July 10, 2010

An urgent appeal from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio s.j., Archbishop of Buenos Aires


More evidence of the spiritual battle for souls...
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[Letter of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, to the Carmelite Nuns of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (June 22, 2010)]
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I write this letter to each one of you in the four Monasteries of Buenos Aires. The Argentine people must face, in the next few weeks, a situation whose result may gravely harm the family. It is the bill on matrimony of persons of the same sex.
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The identity of the family, and its survival, are in jeopardy here: father, mother, and children. The life of so many children who will be discriminated beforehand due to the lack of human maturity that God willed them to have with a father and a mother is in jeopardy. A clear rejection of the law of God, engraved in our hearts, is in jeopardy.
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I recall words of Saint Thérèse when she speaks of the infirmity of her childhood. She says that the envy of the Devil tried to extort her family after her older sister joined the Carmel. Here, the envy of the Devil, through which sin entered the world, is also present, and deceitfully intends to destroy the image of God: man and woman, who receive the mandate to grow, multiply, and conquer the earth.
Let us not be naive: it is not a simple political struggle; it is an intention [which is] destructive of the plan of God. It is not a mere legislative project (this is a mere instrument), but rather a "move" of the father of lies who wishes to confuse and deceive the children of God. - Rorate Caeli 
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"He took up his position by the shore of the sea." - Revelation 12:17

3 comments:

  1. I always <3 your posts, and I mean that, even though I made a silly little ascii <3.

    But what really hit me today was how you incorporated the verse from Revalation.

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  2. Thanks Joe - that line is haunting isn't it?

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  3. Beautiful.
    Just absolutely beautiful.
    The Holy Family is the best. The Archbishop knows what he is doing...and bringing the Carmelite Nuns into it...WOWZA!!

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