Skip to main content

Assaulted by gay activists, Belgium archbishop closes eyes and prays Comments

It's being called a most remarkable example of gentleness in the face of a vile attack. The leader of the Catholic Church in Belgium, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard kept his eyes closed in prayer as four topless lesbians attacked him with shouts and curses and doused him with water. Continue Reading

1 - 10 of 26 Comments

  1. ngale
    1 year ago

    oh!!! God!!!you made man and gave a woman as his companion...how be it? that man wants to change what creation had made.St.michael the Archangel continue to help christians in this battle.His Grace ArchBishop Leonard may our lord strengthen you in this journey of the truth.

  2. Katia
    1 year ago

    Thank you Archbishop Leonard! You have shown an example of fortitude and perseverance! May Jesus and His Holy Mother enfold their arms around you and protect you from more serious attacks. Please pray for me and my family! God bless you!

  3. Philomena
    1 year ago

    I never respond to things I hear but have not witnesses for myself. Somehow I am so saddened by this alleged event. Please world stop and think about what is happening. Why? Have we no fear? Are we free to assault others. How far will this go? Please Lord don't turn away from us. We need you now...all of us need you.







  4. J
    1 year ago

    I am gay and currently converting. While I disagree with the Church's stance, I also disagree with what these women have done. I respect the Church greatly and I wouldn't disrespect them in such a way. The only way for us to bring change is for us to pray for the love of Jesus to enclose us all, and for Him to reveal His true plans for us. My bf is Catholic and a virgin and we honor God with our celibacy and attend mass and pray together. Not all gays hate God and the Church, and not all Catholics hate gays. It's about finding a middle ground; the middle ground where we ALL love Jesus and wish to honor Him. This is failed when gays hate Catholics, or when Catholics hate gays. In closing, remember Jesus said to love God first and to love your neighbor as yourself. Faith, Hope, Love, but the greatest is love. And all things are forfeit if they are not done with love. Bless all.

  5. ZuZuLamarr
    1 year ago

    We should ALL, as Roman Catholics, follow Archbishop Leonard's example - I include the hierarchy in this, too!

    Instead of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Obama et. al. , they should be standing shoulder to shoulder with the faithful as we take the assaults of The Devil against abortion, contraception, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, homosexuality...

    Archbishop Leonard - you are THE BEST! May God and His Holy Mother fold you in their consoling arms and protect you!

    Come, Holy Spirit, enlighten us!

  6. m.sullivan
    1 year ago

    Praying with and for you, Archbishop Leonard - Your face is like an icon - directing us to God - and showing us how to pray in response to persecution. THANK YOU.

  7. Joseph
    1 year ago

    Immorality, sexual and otherwise, is as old as man, but there has always been this sense that immoral behavior was just that. Now, however, we are entering an age of moral confusion. What was once evil is considered good, and vice versa. Activists such as these women will be cheered by the media and culture as standing up for "good". There is a definite parallel between our present time and that of ancient Rome when Christians were persecuted. They were persecuted, not because they were Christian per se, but because they refused to make sacrifices to the pagan gods and goddesses. Christians who succumbed to torture and made the sacrifice were left alone. Likewise, today Christians are persecuted, under so-called hate speech laws and such, not because they are Christians so much, but because they refuse to sacrifice to the god of homosexuality, masked as "tolerance". Those who profess Christianity and who make the sacrifice are left alone, and indeed lionized as heroes. Brace yourselves, things will get worse. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

  8. Trinbagonian
    1 year ago

    Mary, Queen of Peace pray for us.
    Through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother, we ask that peace spread through the pro-abortion, homosexual community; that they will be converted and accept the Truth of the Gospel as preached by our Bishops. Give your Church strength, God. Show your people the Way. May this particular community quickly come to know the beauty of Church and the Sweetest Lady; that they too will know how a man and a woman are to treat life, the body, and the Church.
    Forgive us Oh Lord, for these sinful attacks. Reveal to these attackers the truth of their sins. And may Your Church Faithful at this time make adequate recompense for these sacrilegious acts.
    We thank You God, for Your Church, Its Bishops, and Mary. We thank you for the conversion of sinners.
    May the hearts of the pro-abortion, homosexual community welcome Mary.
    Holy Mother, may it please God to accept our prayers, our Bishops' prayers through Mary.
    Holy Spirit, be upon us.

  9. :) JMJ +
    1 year ago

    I too agree with every commenter here, saying:
    GOD BLESS ARCHBISHOP LEONARD
    May God grant him many additional graces for his difficult position in Europe.
    And I heartily agree with the commenter who remarked dislike for the immodest photos.
    It would be much more fitting for a 'Catholic Online' site to just mention the news.
    A secular tabloid is more apt to display crude and 'shocking' photos.
    Thank you.
    God bless,
    :) JMJ +

  10. Thomas
    1 year ago

    God Bless you Archbishop Leonard, you are a true Shepard of the servants of Jesus Christ.


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Revelation 20:1-4, 11--21:2
Then I saw an angel come down from heaven with the key of the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8
Even the sparrow has found a home, the swallow a nest to place ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 21:29-33
And he told them a parable, 'Look at the fig tree and indeed ... Read More

Saint of the Day

November 28 Saint of the Day

St. Catherine Laboure
November 28: St. Catherine Laboure, virgin, was born on May 2, 1806. At an ... Read More