Is the Church weak and defenseless? Is it over?

Is the Church weak and defenseless? Is it over?

On a related note, see the end.

From the appropriately named Crisis:

Can the Church Recover Its Fighting Spirit?
WILLIAM KILPATRICK

The Islamic world is waging—and winning—a war on Judeo-Christian civilization.

With 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide, the Catholic Church is potentially one of the most powerful centers of resistance to Islam. It certainly has been in the past. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today. What are those 1.3 billion Catholics doing in regard to the struggle with Islam? Well, essentially, very little. Many of them are just standing on the sidelines.

Why is that? The chief reason is that Catholics are receiving little guidance about Islam from their leaders. And what little information they receive is misleading. The hierarchy is still sticking with the message that Islam is a religion of peace which has recently been given a bad name by a tiny handful of terrorists who misunderstand the beneficent nature of their faith.

Meanwhile, while Catholic leaders have been pedaling this rosy picture of Islam, 90,000 Christians were murdered for their faith in 2016. Between 2005 and 2015, 900,000 Christians were martyred. In most cases the executioners were Muslims.

That tiny handful of extremists must be extremely busy. Either that, or the extremist ideology is actually widespread and the bishops have been woefully mistaken in their assumptions about Islam. As Islam gobbles up more and more of the geographical and cultural landscape, the latter possibility seems most likely. The Catholic leadership has been dead wrong about Islam and, as a result, a lot of Christians who were put off their guard by clerical reassurances, are dead, period.

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The attacks are from Islam, but also from many other fronts, such as relativism, post-Truth loons, demonic gender ideology, etc.  And they are within the walls.

What can we do?

First, know your Catholic Faith!  If you don’t know it, you can’t share it or live it in adverse circumstances.

Second, pray to saints who’ve been there.  I like Ss. Nunilo and Alodia.

Third, ask constantly for protection of St. Michael and the other angels.  Invoke them in your family, parish, community.

Stay informed.

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5 comments on “Is the Church weak and defenseless? Is it over?

  1. My school principal had no qualms about describing the savage truth about ragheads as she stood at the head of the classroom in her full habit.

    That was in the early 1960s, of course.

  2. Frankly, beside serious, unceasing prayer and alms for the besieged Catholics from Baghdad to Aleppo, we really do need to make this issue a top priority in our communications; driving USCCCP members and the Vatican Press Office positively nuts with links to solid news reports is doable.
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    I expect the VPO will do zip but if only a few US bishops start to act like bishops used to act (a real possibility since a few are not pleased with Francis’ PC games) they WILL garner some headlines (albeit highly critical and left-leaning).
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    That is a least a start, even if is all that can be done for now.

  3. “A Demand for Action” website is one place to find links to solid reporting and articles to wake up clergy and laity, alike.

  4. Even CNN ran filmed a public muslim slave auction in Africa the other evening.
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    There is no shortage of evidence to convince fence-sitters that parts of the world are already reverting to the 7th Century and that metropolitan Europe and even Canada and the US are not many years away from being systematically victimized on a scale few today can imagine.

  5. Update: ADAC site cited a Fox News report of a recent call by the Vatican for int’l aid to the ME Christians and Yazidis victimized by Muslim predation.

    So, it turns out not everyone in the Vatican is ignoring the crisis, after all. That IS a relief to learn.

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