Father, reading your posts yesterday and today brought to mind again the importance of good fathers.
- Scientific smack-down of vaccines: Apocalyptic smack-down of priests
- Pope Francis: my mom’s a rabbit, Pachamama’s a goddess, previous popes are heretics, Jesus’ mom stupid
Some years ago you said: “What have I learned from dad? Just be faithful to what you need to do in the circumstances right before you, step by step. Just do it. Do it fiercely. No apologies. No compromise. Ever.”
Your father was doing his duty during wartime with a Catholic mind and in accord with his state in life; and that way of thinking and doing, learnt from him, is how you live and we are grateful because it means you guide us well through our troubled times. [[ I hope I can live up to that by the grace of God. ]]
We are in a war – not a war so called, though. This time around our military is not engaged in a just war against enemy combatants trying to destroy us. Our war is demonic because it pits all peoples against their most innocent members – their unborn children. More than ever before we need good fathers: holy men teaching and protecting their families, holy priests teaching and protecting their flocks, holy bishops, and a holy pope governing the whole Church. And we need to implore St Joseph, guardian of the Church, for help!
Many in the Church and the public at large appear to have embraced what Father Pokorsky calls the “Caiaphas principle” – that is, “… it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish” (John 11:50), the “one man” in this case being the unborn chosen to die for a vaccine for the many.
Why? “With the wonderful advances in medical technology it becomes easy for us to presume ourselves to be the ‘masters of life’ rather than the ‘ministers of life’ (cf. Humanae vitae 13). Hence the contraceptive mentality, at its root, is a sin against faith. And as Chesterton says, ‘It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense’.”
Loss of Faith to loss of common sense; loss of common sense to mass contraception; mass contraception to a flourishing abortion industry, the unborn becoming disposable or a commodity – a raw material – to be bought and sold for the benefit of others. Horrible!