Sunday, September 29, 2019

How Catholics Must Survive

From Life Site:
Fr. Clovis pointed out that in the last 40 years, the “world and the Church” have “changed so completely as to be unrecognisable: the family, that fundamental cell of society and of the Church has, at least in the Western world, been destroyed.” 
“The family is destroyed and, with the contemporary rejection of the natural order, Satan’s victory seems complete,” he noted. The priest, however, that marriage itself cannot be destroyed, no matter how man may try to redefine it out of existence.

“Since God Himself is the author of marriage, it is not and can never be a mere human institution despite the many variations found throughout the centuries in different cultures, in social structures and in spiritual attitudes. It is rather a divine institution that, far from being contingent on the subjective and inconsistent whims of men, does participate, in some measure, in the immutability of God Himself, with respect to its nature, its ends and its laws.” 
Fr. Clovis urged Catholics to give particular importance to prayer, especially to devotion to Our Lady and never to lose hope. Drawing on the writings of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, he pointed out that the Church has experienced moments of great crisis before in her history but that “Christ was with his Church then and he is with her now. Our times and the future are in the hands of God.” (Read more.)
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2 comments:

Susan, OFS said...

My Franciscan fraternity was instructed by our Spiritual Assistant, a faithful friar, on the 5 non-negotiables of Catholicism - abortion/contraception, euthanasia, human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and homosexual marriage. These 5 issues are direct attacks on the family, which, by extension, are attacks on the faithful laity and clergy, and thus the Church. And are, of course, grave offenses against God.

As the Devil always does in his nasty, underhanded way, these issues are always disguised as beautiful things, when in fact they are the exact opposite.

elena maria vidal said...

So true.