September 25, 2016

"Never apologize; it's a sign of weakness"


It appears that there are more than just a handful Catholics who believe that the now-open warfare (see the Remnant/Catholic Family News article Part I, Part II and Part III) against the current occupant of the Papal throne (excuse me - chair, for we must not be too paternalistic, right?) and his modernist henchmen, is not justified. Matt, Vennari, Ferrara and now, apparently, even blog post commenters (see commenter PGMGN regarding his banning here and The Remnants recent post here) have apparently been taken to task by some for their defense of the Faith of the past 2,000 years. Why, I do not know. The Objective Truth is plainly before their eyes, for open warfare is precisely what the opposition has been waging these past three years: war upon the Sacrament of Marriage; war upon Traditional Catholics; war upon Priests and Religious who maintain a devotion to the Tridentine Mass; war upon those who rightfully reject open border Islamic immigration out of fear for the safety of their families; and now, perhaps the most egregious and diabolical war of all is about to come full force upon the Faithful - the open profanation of the Body and Blood of Christ.  

TONE BE DAMNED, PEOPLE...THIS IS WAR!  Have you all forgotten what the Sacrament of Confirmation really is???

Go and grab your dusty old Baltimore Catechism #3 from the shelf and reread the following (all emphasis mine):

Q. 670. What is Confirmation?

A. Confirmation is a Sacrament through which we receive the Holy Ghost to make us strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Q. 672. Why is Confirmation so called?

A. Confirmation is so called from its chief effect, which is to strengthen or render us more firm in whatever belongs to our faith and religious duties.

Q. 673. Why are we called soldiers of Jesus Christ?

A. We are called soldiers of Jesus Christ to indicate how we must resist the attacks of our spiritual enemies and secure our victory over them by following and obeying Our Lord.

Now that you have reread and reacquainted yourself with your Oath of Enlistment, none have any reason to not join the battle being fought for the very Soul of Catholicism. Yes, we all know that Our Lord promised his Church will never die and that He will be with it always, but do you really think that included us not ever having to go to war? Are we so proud to believe He meant for us to never have to go to His and His Church's defense? 

What, then, of the Cristeros

Cristero Women and Children Armed

 ...or of the Vendeans?

Henri de la Rochejaquelein in battle of Cholet, October 17, 1793,painting by Paul-Émile Boutigny, Cholet History Museum

What say you?

I wrote the following comment to The Remnant's recent post (noted above), which also serves as a fitting ending to this one:

"There is a certain objective truth in John Wayne's statement from "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" that aptly applies: "Never apologize; it's a sign of weakness", not that I'd ever imagine for one moment that you, Mr. Matt, would apologize for just being a Roman Catholic. But the statement holds true nonetheless simply to let the "mercifuls" know that in the face of certain evils, there is only one direction to go and that direction is forward. You can't debate emotions. You can't fight evil with dialogue. You can't expect to win a battle using rubber bullets. You can't win a war without suffering pain and hardship - or even death. You either stand and deliver to others what Our Lord delivered to us mere mortals, or, you stand subserviently by and deliver your hands to be shackled by deceit, error and compromise. For although that may save your body, it will eventually kill your Soul.

We should all do well to remember the words of Matthew 10: "And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell."

It is time, Dear Fellow Soldiers of Christ, to throw off the Neville Chamberlain appeasement attitudes that have hamstrung your thought processes of the past 60 years. For if Roman Catholicism's Pearl Harbor has not yet happened, it most certainly is very imminent. It is time to join battle with Our Lord in defense of HIS Church...HIS Church...HIS Church!!


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