Friday, May 13, 2011

"We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."

“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine Providence; it is a trial which the whole Church ... must take up.” - Bl. John Paul II, as Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, 1976, two years before he was elected Pope.

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To paraphrase John MallonWe are now reaping the rotten fruits of the “Sexual Revolution”: global legalized abortion, no-fault divorce, homosexuality and same-sex marriage, AIDS, pornography, pedophilia, gender confusion, and lonely, broken, alienated lives. We rejected the beautiful truth about the transmission of life and thus bequeathed to our surviving children a culture of death..
In Minnesota and elsewhere, activist personalities and organizations such as Michael Bayly and OutFront Minnesota are highly organized and trained.  These spokesmen can spin on a dime and come up with clever sounding, statistic-based replies to just about every single challenge they are presented with.
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Their propaganda cannot  change the mind of of the Church, nor faithful Catholics; nevertheless they've demonstrated the capability to influence the morally bankrupt, uniformed, and erroneously educated to accept what was heretofore unacceptable.  Promoting a culture of dissent, they have been especially persuasive amongst liberal Catholics and nominal Catholics - otherwise known as CINO's, Catholics in name only, to reject not only the teachings of the Church and the Gospel, but to reject the authority of the Church and the Gospel.

14 comments:

  1. Well said, Terry. It is a time calling for great prayer and great action on the part of the faithful. No wonder Our Lord gave the Divine Mercy devotion to St Faustina for these times. God is good.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ is, and will be, victorious! Amen.

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  2. In the face of genocide, both of the born and the unborn, this is what you believe is the final confrontation-- an amendment to the Minnesota constitution that bans something that isn't even legal?

    I love you, brother, but this is ridiculous. Not from a personal opinion, even though I know we have some difference of opinion, but from a Gospel perspective.

    I'm terribly disappointed. I'll be glad when the politicking is over.

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  3. It is part of the anti-Church, anti-Gospel package. Same-sex marriage and homosexual behavior is incompatible with the Gospel and Church teaching. Nothing political or ridiculous about that.

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  4. Sorrowful Mother4:49 PM

    I agree it is a genocide of another sort.

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  5. Genocide... how do you figure?

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  6. One of your best posts Terry. The attempts by some to normalize sodomy and other acts of depravity do not minimize the gravity of the sin. I agree that this issue is a genocide of another kind - one that is destroying not only bodies but souls. The BS that has been perpetrated by some in the church and elsewhere that by teaching the truth one is practicing hate must be stopped in its tracks and countered with the fire of God's charity.

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  7. Sorrowful Mother5:57 PM

    "souls"

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  8. Anonymous9:03 PM

    Yes morally the souls are dying. Also, the gay male population lives on average about 20 years less then the heterosexual male population. To put that in perspective, Smoking takes 13 years off your life. So you live 7 years longer if you are a smoker who is not gay. A new study just came out saying the cancer rate is double in gay men. I know the gay community does not believe these statistics, but they have never put forth different statistics. I think sodomy does lead to physical death & spiritual death. Nothing political about that either.

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  9. Thom, SFO

    The judges of the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided that Iowa should have same sex marriage. The first three of them to come up for re-election were defeated. I would imagine that more of them will be up for election in 2012 and will also be defeated. Most probably, they won't file for re-election.

    I have no doubt but that the Minnesota Supreme Court would have overturned Minnesota's "law" determining the definition of Marriage. State judges will not be able to overturn a state constitutional amendment.

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  10. Even so, "final confrontation" just doesn't fit.

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  11. Extremely well said, Terry.

    You might want to read an extremely well written position paper on "Tips on Speaking as a Catholic in Support of Marriage Equality and Against the Proposed "Marriage Amendment", by Michael Bayly and another guy. It is on Michael's blog, The Wild Reed.

    It was written to assist the homosexual community in spinning their arguments these next 18 months.

    http://tinyurl.com/5v2sh6d

    By saying it is "well-written", I don't mean to say that all of the arguments in it are valid. It is a polemical argument in favor of homosexual marriage, after all.

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  12. Nothing wrong with a little hyperbole now and then.

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  13. As cardinal, JPII made this statement in 1976 - he was pointing out the cultural shift taking place. Same-sex marriage is but one symptom - the campaign beginning in Minnesota is another. There is no exaggeration in that. The promoters from OutFront Minnesota certainly employ hyperboyle and exaggeration in their campaign to promote gay marriage.

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