Most Americans havenít the foggiest idea that a quasi-Stalinist, violently anti-Catholic regime once existed on our southern borders. Those who donít know how bad Mexico was in the late 1920s are about to learn, though: at least those who seeÖ
The more I follow the online discussions ... the more I follow the debates and disagreements in the Church about administrative unity, or the concerns expressed about the moral or personal or administrative or leadership failings of the bishops or the clergy, the more I become convinced that whatever might be the truth of these concerns, ALL of this is simply a distraction. No, itís more than that. Itís a justification, an excuse, for not helping each other and those outside the Church fall in love with Jesus Christ. How easy it is to talk about everything, but about Jesus hardly at all.
I wrote up a little summary of St. Cristobal Magallanes' life for his feast day last month. That was the first time I'd heard of the Cristero war. The Church bore some serious bullying. The government took ownership of all Church property, and her activities were severely restricted. It was illegal to evangelize, to provide a religious education, to wear clerical vestments, and priests were stripped of the right to vote.
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The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Public wearing of clerical garb is still prohibited in Mexico. Also all the Churches remain in the technical hands of the State in Mexico (as is also true, alas, in France today, still). These measures were due to the Liberal, Freemasonic Anti-Catholic gov't. It shows the fruits of Liberalism and Freemasonry: Persecution of and desire to eradicate the Holy Catholic religion by whatever means that can be used.
ďBrethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another' s burdens; and so you shall fulfill the law of Christ.Ē
ó Galatians 6, 1-2.
I do not espouse Novus Ordo religion; I espouse the Holy Catholic Religion professed by Catholic faithful for 2,000 yrs. and held by a faithful remnant today.
In Christ, through Mary,
"When fierce temptations threat thy soul with loss
Think on his passion and the bitter pain,
Think on the mortal anguish of the cross,
Think on Christ's blood let out at every vein,
Think of his precious heart all rent in twain;
For thy redemption think all this was wrought,
Nor be that lost which he so dearly bought."
-St. Thomas Moore
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3: 5-6
"Will you offer sacrifices to God and accept all the sufferings that He will send you in reparation for the sins that have offended Him and as supplication for the conversion of sinners?"-Our Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 1917
Go see the movie For Greater Glory. I'll be seeing it again this weekend. It's rare that I'd go to a movie twice...Excellent movie, though.
__________________ To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. Member of the Round Table The God who made you without your cooperation will not save you without your cooperation.--St. Augustine Wise men STILL find Him with His mother...
ďMary is the most sweet bait, chosen, prepared, and ordained by God, to catch the hearts of men.Ē--St. Catherine of Siena
"Our plan is to create so much noise in the world that Man can no longer hear the voice of his God." --Screwtape
We must fear God out of love, not love Him out of fear. -Saint Francis de Sales