Bishop Robert Barron Guest Column

Bishop Robert Barron Guest Column

Posted by St. Corbinian’s Bear
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Guest Column by His Excellency Bishop Robert Barron:

When Islamic terrorists commit terror, it is easy to be moved to anger. That is why it is important to remember the context of these acts that seem so horrific to us. We must also not forget that some of these terrorists lost their own lives. It is easy to feel compassion for the victims. When it comes to the terrorists, we must push through our initial feelings, and into the truth of love and forgiveness that allows us to hold both up to God, equally.

There will be those that will claim these are not true representatives of Islam. I trust Catholics will not be so patronizing, and so false. The terrorists that perpetrated the awful carnage were, in fact, Muslims, and were, in fact, following their religion. As 17th century French philosopher Marquis Jean Chistophe-Gaubert said, “Comment avez-vous trouvé la pièce?” And as Hans Urs von Balthasar insisted, we must, above all, respect their authenticity.

This is an excellent moment to realize that when we say all have a reasonable hope of avoiding Hell, we mean the villain of the day, as well. Indeed, we should find joy in the fact that a man who is not Catholic, is not Christian, and dies as a mass murderer, has every reasonable hope of going to Heaven, however he has been culturally conditioned to understand that experience. Once we accept the near certainty that Hell is a non-existant phantom of the Medieval imagination, we realize there is no third alternative. If Hell does not exist, there is only Heaven, for everybody.

Even you.

What do we call people in Heaven? Saints. A Catholic who cannot with joy invoke St. Mohammed the Prophet is missing something vital in the Gospel. Even out of terror, good may come if Christian and Muslim may reflect on their own contributions to this tragedy, and understand whatever our differences on Earth, our final destination is the same. Albeit with more sensual pleasure for Muslims.

Note: Between the sheer idiocy and the (albeit small) “Parody” tag, the Bear thought he was covered, but perhaps not. Bishop Barron did not really write a guest column for SCB. This is a parody of Bishop Barron’s well known “we may have a reasonable hope nobody goes to Hell” theology, published at a particularly teachable moment. Poe’s Law strikes again.

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5 comments on “Bishop Robert Barron Guest Column

  1. Parody or not, anyway you cut it, this is pure BS and heresy. Our Lord Himself said there was a Hell and that’s quite enough for me.

  2. My calling is to send these vile terrorists to hell as soon as possible if I have the chance. They can have the “virgins” they find in HELL. ! Vive La France !

  3. Every time I read the word “Bishop” in front of the name “Robert Barron” I cringe in shame that such a heretic could have been made a bishop.
    Then I get angry and ask myself “What idiot could have chosen this teacher of falsehoods to be a shepherd of the flock?”

    Then I remember who has the final say on the appointment of bishops….

    then I get depressed yet again.

  4. “Truth is stranger than [parody]”

    Hat-tip to Restore-DC-Catholicism

    Comment by St. Corbinian’s Bear:

    “The President of Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, Archbishop Rino Fisichella. Of course, his idea of the Trinity is their beloved “Three Amigos” Great Abrahamic Religions. He should have his face bitten by a bear.”

    Vatican Archbishop speaks about Islam as a religion of a “merciful God” ~ but DOES NOT mention Jesus Christ

    Posted by Barona on Sunday, 15 November 2015, at Toronto Catholic Witness

    “They that have forsaken the Lord, shall be consumed” – Isaiah, 1, 28

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    The President of Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, has opined on the Paris Terror Attacks; without mentioning the Prince of Peace, Our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom Sacred Scripture states clearly: “without me you can do nothing” (John XV, 5). So far the Pope, the Secretary of State and Fr. Lombardi have spoken about the Paris Terror Attacks; not one of them mentioning Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Fisichella, instead of a somber warning that war is a punishment for sin, declares this misleading falsehood, this lie: “…the three monotheistic religions and all three agree about a merciful God….” As has been pointed out over millennia by saints, and the Church herself: Islam is a false religion, her “prophet” a precursor of the Antichrist (c.f. “L’Antechrist” Ch.2. pt iii, by the great Jewish convert, the Abbe Augustin Lemann).

    Having elevated the diabolical religion of the murderous Mohommed to a “monotheistic religion” with a “merciful God”, the Archbishop then offers a de facto Masonic solution: “…it is the failure of politics and diplomacy…I hope for stronger action at the UN and all the institutional realities that take charge of international peace…”

    According to this malefactor, the solution to terror, to evil, lies not with a return to true religion of the apostate Christians, or the conversion of Mohommedans and Jews and other men who do not know the sweet yoke of Christ; but rather, according to this man, to follow the masonic UN to expand and consolidate “international peace”. Is he working for Jesus Christ, or the coming of the False Prophet and the Antichrist? This is not rhetoric: evil will abound and hearts will grow cold before the Man of Perdition will be revealed.

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    Contrast the non-solution, indeed evil solution offered by Fisichella with that offered by Pope Pius XI in the wake of the Great War. The holy Pope wrote:

    “Because men have forsaken God and Jesus Christ, they have sunk to the depths of evil. They waste their energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little remains from the existing ruin. It was a quite general desire that both our laws and our governments should exist without recognizing God or Jesus Christ, on the theory that all authority comes from men, not from God.

    “… Society, quite logically and inevitably, was shaken to its very depths and even threatened with destruction, since there was left to it no longer a stable foundation, everything having been reduced to a series of conflicts, to the domination of the majority, or to the supremacy of special interests.”

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