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A popular music performer moved suggestively up and down on a broomstick while satanic images and hellfire surrounding her. Homosexuals and lesbians purported to be married- in an in your face act of defiance and rejection of the Natural Moral Law. Where did this all occur? In an ancient scene from a film depicting the internal moral corruption of the Old Rome? No, it all took place before anyone who simply wanted to watch the 56th ... Continue Reading

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  1. Steve
    1 year ago

    Thank you, Deacon Keith, I enjoyed this article. For those of us who feel frustrated with today's decline of civilization, I think this helped us to, perhaps, understand it in a historical context. I hope that our brothers and sisters in Christ will have the fortitude to withstand that tsunami of wickedness that will only gain strength in our do-whatever-makes-YOU-feel-good society.

  2. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    I found little joy in reading your post today. Brother Keith, the victory is won. There seemed a bit of defeatism in what you wrote. Why so much ink on the evil? How about more ink on the ways we can live in the midst of all that is going on around us? How can we contemplate the city from the point of view of faith? How can we become more inviting to those who thirst for God but cannot find? I find this quote from Joy of the Gospel to be pointing in a direction of hope for the missionary disciple of today.

    84. The joy of the Gospel is such that it cannot be taken away from us by anyone or anything (cf. Jn 16:22). The evils of our world – and those of the Church – must not be excuses for diminishing our commitment and our fervour. Let us look upon them as challenges which can help us to grow. With the eyes of faith, we can see the light which the Holy Spirit always radiates in the midst of darkness, never forgetting that “where sin increased, grace has abounded all the more” (Rom 5:20). Our faith is challenged to discern how wine can come from water and how wheat can grow in the midst of weeds. Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, we are distressed by the troubles of our age and far from naive optimism; yet the fact that we are more realistic must not mean that we are any less trusting in the Spirit or less generous. In this sense, we can once again listen to the words of Blessed John XXIII on the memorable day of 11 October 1962: “At times we have to listen, much to our regret, to the voices of people who, though burning with zeal, lack a sense of discretion and measure. In this modern age they can see nothing but prevarication and ruin … We feel that we must disagree with those prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were at hand. In our times, divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations which, by human effort and even beyond all expectations, are directed to the fulfilment of God’s superior and inscrutable designs, in which everything, even human setbacks, leads to the greater good of the Church”.[65]
    85. One of the more serious temptations which stifles boldness and zeal is a defeatism which turns us into querulous and disillusioned pessimists, “sourpusses”. Nobody can go off to battle unless he is fully convinced of victory beforehand.

  3. Mack Hall
    1 year ago

    Yes, but you don't vote. You complain, but you don't vote.

  4. Jerzy Gawor
    1 year ago

    Awesome! Brilliant article and the parallels 'twixt Ancient Rome and Western Culture are clear as crystal for those who have eyes to see!

    BUT, do we have to sit back having chosen the 'do nothing' option and wait for things to get worse and ultimately collapse? Jesus Himself said 'take up your Cross and follow Me', He did not say 'Sit down, put your feet up and have a cup of tea'.

    Have we lost all sense of Christian Hope? With today's IT and Media Technology (just imagine what St Paul would have done with that in his day!!!) Christians need to take the initiative and be far more pro-active in spreading the Good News which Jesus Christ alone brings to us, and making a stand for what is right in the 'eyes of God' where such a stand is required.

    Carpe Diem and Semper Fi to all!

  5. john
    1 year ago

    Stop calling it "Pre-Christian."
    It is not. It is definitely post-Christian. Christianity has been tried and found deficient by the people.
    Oh, that we had leaders like Ignatius of Antioch today!
    Instead, we have a Pope who is more concerned with image and helping the poor (important though that is) than he is with promoting the (unpopular) doctrines and dogmas of the faith.
    And we have bishops who say and do nothing when "leaders" like Gov. Cuomo say those who oppose abortion are not wanted in New York.
    Christ did not come primarily to feed the poor, re-distribute income, or criticise "trickle-down economics". He is God, don't forget. Feeding the poor is as easy as snapping His fingers.
    Christ came to redeem mankind, by instituting the Kingdom of God, which is infinitely more important.
    The Catholic leadership needs to return to its' roots.

  6. Dawn in Kansas
    1 year ago

    I think the Russians are correct in having an anti-gay propaganda law. Why is it that there are so few gays but so much of our media devoted to this? Destruction of the family is intended to ultimately destroy our children and grandchildren. People need to demand that the publically owned airwaves no longer promote such propaganda. The reason that we passed laws to protect gays was not so that they could turn around and assault us with total immunity. What we did was an act of kindness, showing tolerance even while perhaps not agreeing with their choices. But now, the gays don't just "keep it in their bedroom". They'd rather flaunt their ways from parades to every show on TV. You can't just turn it off. It shows up without a warning! I don't want gender confusion taught to our society from their earliest years! Hey, if you are just born that way, then no one would have to constantly try to force feed their junk to us! It's time to clean up "prime time"!

  7. Natschultz
    1 year ago

    This propaganda by Hollywood PROVES my forever-held belief that “State-sanctioned marriage” is nothing more than a JOKE!!!

    Really, who in their right mind, if they are truly in love with another person, would choose to make such an absurd SPECTACLE of such an important occasion as choosing to spend the rest of your lives together as ONE??? Answer: NO ONE!!! It is a RUSE! A MEANINGLESS, in-your-face attempt to FORCE their own WARPED CONCEPT of “freedom” on the masses by claiming that only a “State-Sanctioned piece of paper” signed by a state-sanctioned “minister” (for 24 hours only) will make us all “equal.”

    None of those couples have ANY “respect” for each other, and they have clearly illustrated that they have LESS THAN ZERO “RESPECT” for themselves as individual human beings. It was nothing more than a Hollywood parade of self-loathing Statists who believe that life has zero meaning if the Government does not force his or her personal opinions on the rest of us.

    Honestly, how any gay person who TRULY believes in love isn’t outraged and insulted by this spectacle is beyond me.

    It should come as no surprise to the taxpayers of California that you will now be covering the court costs of 33 additional frivolous state-sanctioned divorces this year.

    And woo-hoo, how “creative” to hold this ceremony in front of a stage with a mock-up of a Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral. Don’t forget to “bless” yourselves with your government-regulated-and-fluoridated “holy water” on the way out! After all, according to your Lord Macklemore, the real deal is poison.

    What a blatant attack on the Catholic Church. The idiot (Macklemore, I assume) states “No law can change us; only we can change us” IMMEDIATELY AFTER SAYING “until the days my uncles can be united by law…. A certificate on paper isn’t going to solve it all, but it’s a damn good place to start.” WTF??? Does the idiot have no commonsense??? Of COURSE NO “LAW” CAN CHANGE US – the entire concept of STATE-SANCTIONED “MARRIAGE” is COMPLETELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! It is a direct violation of both the Separation of Church and State and the First Amendment (freedom of speech, religion, philosophy) and the Freedom of Association. NOBODY NEEDS THE GOVERNMENT TO TELL THEM WHO THEY CAN / CANNOT “MARRY;” that is SOLELY the prerogative of the INDIVIDUALS, their families (if they so wish), their Church (if they so wish) and their GOD (or non-God, if that is the case).

    Takeaway message (according to Mary Lambert): We cannot change, even if we want to. So, go for it, all you ax-murderers in waiting. It’ll keep you warm at night!
    Happiness is a warm gun. Bang! Bang! Shoot! Shoot!

    The Roman Catholic Church is getting what it deserves indeed. It is now clear to the entire world that the Jesuit infiltrators have succeeded in totally and completely corrupting any remaining shred of morality left in the Church. To quote my Catechism teacher “The truth is no longer the truth.” As far as I am concerned, the Light of Truth will never shine upon the Roman Catholic Church again until mass excommunications are thoroughly and publicly undertaken.

  8. ken
    1 year ago

    I would call it a post-Christian nation..

  9. Vance
    1 year ago

    I missed the Grammy Awards on purpose. All of the 'Award' shows are nothing more than a platform for the Marxists, who own and operate mass media and the entertainment industry, to promote their filth as an "In Your Face" gesture at Christianity. It's the same thing as giving Christian America the middle finger.

    I personally quit watching these shows many years ago because I recognized what these scum scams are all about. I encourage all Catholics to not watch these programs. I watch movies on a highly selective basis. For example, I will not watch movies starring Alex Baldwin, Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, and a host of other far left personalities.

  10. Kasoy
    1 year ago

    Early Christians effectively (albeit slowly) preached and evangelized to the pagans through the witness of their own lives. St Francis of Assisi was truly right when he said to evangelize always, and if necessary, use words. We can do the same today by living as true Christians.

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