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Christians Are Born For Combat: Why are Militant Homosexualism and Radical Islam on the Rise? Comments

Whether one looks to the hedonism on display in the 'Gay Pride' marches or the growing hostility toward faithful Christians being shown by by the Obama Regime, or the rise of extremist anti-Christian Islam, there is an inescapable conclusion - we are living in a new missionary age. Peter Kreeft  is correct. Love does fight! Pope Leo XIII in his insightful Encyclical Letter on the Wisdom of Christianity reminded us all, ... Continue Reading

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  1. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    In today's Office of Readings there is good advise from St Augustine. "And so my brothers [and sisters], our concern should be not only to live as we ought, but also to do so in the sight of men [and women]; not only to have a good conscience but also, so far as we can govern our frailty to do nothing which might lead our weak brother into thinking evil of us. Otherwise, as we feed on the good pasture and drink the pure water, we may trample on God's meadow, and weaker sheep will have to feed on the trapled grass and drink from troubled waters."

    The image used in this article identifies the militancy called for with the military of the United States Government. Have we not gone done that road before? Is there not a danger that encouraging that kind of militancy will trample the good pasture?

    Today's news about the sad legal battles of the Church are not examples of Church leaders letting their good actions shine before men and women as the Gospel calls us to do. Yes there is a battle between good and evil, but that battle is fought as Jesus fought on the cross. He did not take up the sword he accepted death on the cross that all might be saved.

    The stories of those dying for Christ today tell us about the cross we all must carry. Telling these stories will do more to spread the good news of the Reign of God than talk about the evils of the present time.

  2. Robert Burford
    1 year ago

    I believe that radical islam would die for their belief in God. However I do not see the same for a homosexual dying to justify their sexual orientation. Any sinner will try to justify their sin. A murderer will blame the victim. However I agree that we as Catholics do not speak out and yes will be persecuted for it. So be it. In today's gospel Jesus stopped the wind and the waves. He asked the apostles why they are afraid. We should not be afraid but the battle lines are forming and we do have a fight here and now. As a community we need to act. Pray! and then pray some more. We cannot continue to be silent. Our prayers must be in speaking out. In my home town of St Petersburg FL there was violence toward one of the parade marchers over this last weekend. That is not the battle to fight. The battle is legal and unified front and to speak openly with love. We do not hate homosexuals, Moslems, adulterers or sinners in general. We hate the sin and declare what is right or wrong. My granddaughter is a lesbian. i don't hate her but do not approve of her choices.

  3. jh
    1 year ago

    Strong, sensible comments. I particularly appreciated your description of a "personal and transformative encounter with the Risen Lord." Christ is our strength.

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