October 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Some of today’s stories reveal that LifeSite cannot exaggerate the extreme importance of what is happening at the Synod on the Family in Vatican City.
There is indeed a great battle being played out in that three-week meeting that is rightfully being followed and reported on by all the world’s media. Society is reaching a climax in the war against the family.
The two videos of seemingly possessed feminists raging against the Church in Argentina is a warning to all of us about where everything could be going. Pure hatred, violence, intolerance, a rejection of all decency and morality and a determination to wipe out the influence of religion, especially religion that emphasizes the great importance of the natural family, motivate this wide and growing movement.
“There, but for the grace of God go I and my family members and friends”, we can and should say.
As Peter Kreeft often says, we are battling Powers and Principalities, rather than human flesh. And so, all those bare-chested, raging women have allowed evil to deceive and infect them. They themselves are not evil.
Cardinal Sarah puts this battle in correct context. It is a spiritual battle of the highest order. He rightly warns that “the greatest modern enemies of the family” are “the twin “demonic” “apocalyptic beasts” of “the idolatry of Western freedom” and “Islamic fundamentalism.”
The cardinal speaks clearly. There is no misunderstanding, no need to speculate about what he really means or who or what he is referring to. No need for Vatican clarification.
His warning is such that no one who will have read or heard it will later be able to claim that they did not realize what was happening in our time and how they must respond.
The war we are seeing is waged by those who want to do whatever they wish, to depopulate the world, who hate religion and especially the Catholic faith, who actually want to control all people and governments of the world and who badly misunderstand the necessity of a strong natural family life culture for any healthy civilization.
Waging a war against the natural family is in reality waging a diabolical war. It is evil itself, Cardinal Sarah insists, that motivates this battle against the institution that creates and best nurtures new human life, new souls for God and the institution for the best formation of those new souls.
Many of the Synod fathers and even Pope Francis, believe that a solution to the current problem of declining family life is to lower standards. They say we must implement dramatic new changes to meet the world more where it is, rather than to lift the world up to the vastly greater possibilities and joys that Christianity offers.
This further lowering of standards is a terrible error, since, that is exactly what the various Christian churches have been doing for the past 60 or more years. It has been a disaster. And yet, they want to implement even more of what has clearly and consistently proven to not only fail, but also to be deadly to life, community and soul.
While these clerics are intensely focused on “modernizing” the Church’s moral teachings and joining the worldly fraud of the anti-people Climate Change movement, they seem to be blind to other looming, very real cataclysms.
Why is there such a relatively low priority on the rapidly spreading, diabolically vicious killings and rapings of “Islamic fundamentalism” and the imminent possibility of World War breaking out from the Middle East? These are resulting from those taking advantage of the obvious vacuum of power and influence created by the decline of the United States, the European Union, and all their allies – a condition accelerated by their plummeting birth rates and demographic suicide.
The developed nations have lost the will to live, the will to fight. Their natural enemies see this opportunity and like vultures are circling around and preparing to destroy us.
If ever there was a time for very frank talk and writing, and especially for much prayer and sacrifice, that time is now. We in the comfortable developed nations are no longer used to frank talk. In fact, many are repelled and offended by it – to the detriment of all of us. Heroes and real saints who challenge us are seen by many otherwise “good” people to be threatening, to not be “nice”.
Our hope is in God. True believers never lose hope. True believers also do not just sit back and wait for God to take care of things. They join Christ on the cross. They embrace that cross.
They evangelize and serve. They vigorously and unashamedly appeal to leaders to do their job. They replace leaders if necessary, even with themselves, if necessary. They understand God works through His people.
They place the love of God, of their families and their nations above their personal worldly desires and above their comfort, their fears and anxieties.
These are times that breed saints and heroes. These are also times when many choose to be cowards and evil-doers. There will soon be no more middle ground to hide in.
We will all have to choose – good or evil. And if we choose good, it must be chosen no matter how high the cost. That is because the alternative is unthinkable to those who love.