So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Friday, November 20, 2015

Taunting the devil.

Let the Lord of the Black Land come forth! Let justice be done upon him!—Aragorn.

Ol' Nick is a coward. He has his human minions to do his dirty work for him. Those human minions have little or no idea for the reason for their "success", i.e., the debasement of the human condition. The once most brilliant but corrupt intellect of Nick the Fallen is driving a marketing campaign that has gripped hearts and minds and is leading souls into a perdition of an uncivilized society, if not perdition itself.

Well, Nick has been served notice through the witness of faithful Catholics and others who see past or through the fog of the ill-conceived attempts to reengineer society in the image of sin and madness.

Standing in stark contrast to societal madness is the saneness of the Church's wisdom that has, on more than one occasion, saved western civilization from the wickedness and snares of life-denying ideologies causing atrocities of one kind or another.

Just and unjust laws.

Catholics defer to legitimate authority and defend the rule of law. However, Catholics must defy unjust human laws. Catholics answer to a much, much higher authority.
The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community. "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s." "We must obey God rather than men":
When citizens are under the oppression of a public authority which oversteps its competence, they should still not refuse to give or to do what is objectively demanded of them by the common good; but it is legitimate for them to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens against the abuse of this authority within the limits of the natural law and the law of the gospel. (2242)
Agents of the culture of death call it civil disobedience. What the followers of  the Way do is first and foremost obedience to God. Most non-Catholics, and even cafeteria (c)atholics, do not comprehend faithful Catholics' motivations for believing and acting in a way that puts God first.

According to the opposition, a faithful Catholic is a homophobe, an intolerant bigot and so forth. Faithful Catholic judges, police officers, school and college teachers, medical professionals, scientists, authors, store clerks, janitors, soldiers, government workers and artists are all painted as a threat to the emerging new social order.

Here's the thing: Catholics have been at odds with the world since the foundation of the Church by Jesus Christ. Anyone whose conscience submits to the authority of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church must be prepared to face the wrath of the minions of political correctness.

Have no fear! Angels are lined up behind all those willing to stand up for the Lord. Even if there is only one public witness brave enough to face the agents of the demon-king of political correctness, i.e., Lucifer himself, innumerable angels stand behind that foot soldier of God ready to battle Ol' Nick and anyone allied to the demon.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob always wins. Always!

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