Was the horrific death of Father Jacques Hamel in a rural parish in Rouen, France, a martyrdom, or a murder?
It is more than an intellectual distinction both to Father Hamel–as a Get-Out-of-Purgatory-Free Card due to all bona fide martyrs–and to us. The conditions for martyrdom link to major issues: is the Church we see the True Faith? Is SSPX still strong in its opposition to Vatican II?
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Muslim feminism, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, Catholic, Catholic values, ecumenism, feminism, Islam, koran, middle east, middle eastern synod of bishops, Muslim, religious freedom, secularism, SSPX, Vatican II
Although Benedict might have trouble spouting the old ‘springtime of Vatican II’ fable in the West now, without stirring further theological skepticism, he and his bishops are continuing to promote full-bore Vatican II religious modernism in, of all places, the Middle East, where the war between secularism and Islam is fierce. The results are not surprising. Muslims don’t like it, and, unlike Archbishop Lefebvre, they shoot back. Continue reading
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic, Christianity, Islam, SSPX, third party, Vatican II, Wall Street
The pictures from Baghdad are unbearably hard to view. Catholics on the steps of their altar, the blood pooled around them. Killed in the very act of worship. Killed ironically during the holy sacrifice of the Mass, in which the Body and Blood of Christ are offered once again to His Father for the salvation of the world. This time they, too, were sacrificed. The attack on 31 October comes after many months of increased violence against Catholics, generally perpetuated by Muslims, but also by Hindus.
When one uses the term ‘increased’ one indicates that there was a preceding period in which there was less violence, and it is true that there preceded this period one in which Catholics and Muslims, and Catholics and Hindus, lived in a state of mutual tolerance occasionally punctuated by breaks in that norm. This escalation is recent. It is new, and it is well to ask ourselves why.
The reason is Vatican II. Don’t sigh! Read on!
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, Green Catholics | Tags: abortion, Benedict XVI, Capitalism: A Love Story, Catholic, Catholic church, Catholic values, Christianity, health care debate, Islam, Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi, pornography, secularism, separation of Church and state, SSPX, third party, Vatican II
It certainly seems that we are at the end of the world. Continue reading
Filed under: Catholic Liturgy, Culture and Catholicism, Muslim feminism | Tags: Catholic values, culture, feminism, freedom, Islam, Latin mass, liturgy, SSPX, traditional mass, Vatican II, veil, what to wear at mass
“I really love that dress,” one handsome senior citizen comments to another as they sit, sorting baby clothes at the local crisis pregnancy center. “It looks so comfortable!” Continue reading
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Muslim feminism, Nobama | Tags: abortion, Barack Obama, Catholic values, feminism, Islam, morality, Obama
The most sacred word in America’s liberal fascist style sheet is the word choice. Uttered unceasingly by President Obama, it annihilates dissent against his party’s relentless pro-abortion policies. But now that holy concept is under attack, from a surprising source. France is trying to take away Muslim women’s choice to wear a veil in public, arguing persuasively that ‘choice’ can be an illusion.