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February 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholics from around the world are asking the Jesuit Order to publicly censure one of its most prominent members, U.S. priest Fr. James Martin, for promoting a bastardized pro-LGBT version of one of the world’s most revered images of Our Lady – the Black Madonna.

Last month, Martin, a celebrity priest who has made a name for himself with his books and talks promoting the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church, tweeted an image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the most revered icon of the Polish people, where the Blessed Virgin and the Christ-child sported LGBT rainbow halos instead of the usual golden ones.

“In Poland, where homophobia is rampant, LGBT people are on trial for ‘desecrating’ a copy of the Black Madonna. But Mary is for everyone, including LGBT people, and there is a long history of portraying her as part of different faith communities,” tweeted Martin on Jan. 19. “The LGBT community has few images like this. So it is not surprising that they would add their own symbol, the rainbow, in a respectful way, to a beloved image of their mother. How appropriate that she is weeping, for it (is) her son who suffers whenever an LGBT person is persecuted,” he added.

Martin was referring to three female leftist activists who were arrested in 2019 for profaning the image of Our Lady with pro-homosexual rainbow colors. They were charged with offending religious sensibilities. Elżbieta Podleśna, Anna Prus, and Joanna Gzyra-Iskandar went on trial on Jan. 13. The activists admit that they attached the bastardized images to the outside walls of St. Dominic’s Church in Płock in retaliation against the Church having a display inside that called gender ideology sinful.

The rainbow was originally a religious symbol of God’s covenant with man that God used to convey to Noah (Genesis 9:13-17) that he would never again destroy the world by a flood. There are seven colors in a naturally-occurring rainbow. The number seven in the Bible often symbolizes completion, perfection, and the fulfillment of promises and oaths. LGBT activists co-opted the rainbow in the late 1970s, creating a flag where the different colors are often interpreted as signifying sexual “diversity.” The LGBT rainbow flag, however, has only six colors, one short of a real rainbow and the perfect number. In the Bible, six is often associated with sin, imperfection, and even Satan. The book of Revelation says that the bringing together of three sixes is the number of “the beast.”

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The image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is venerated and revered in Poland as representing the Virgin Mary, who is the patroness and protectress of the country.

As has been said in other fora, the history of this sacred image is the history of Poland and the Polish people...a history of struggle and resilience, steeped in orthodox Roman Catholicism.

Therefore, when James Martin, SJ, promoted an image on Twitter of the Blessed Virgin and Our Lord with sodomite rainbow-halos around their heads, he deeply offended Polish religion, history, culture and tradition.

With his typical devil-may-care attitude, Martin's reproduction of this vile image instantly offended a whole nation.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition urging the Superior General of the Jesuit Order to publicly censure James Martin, SJ, for the scandal he caused in insulting Poles everywhere, their culture, their traditions and their religion.

This petition will be hand-delivered to the Headquarters of the Jesuit Order in Rome.

Martin needs to get the message that his erroneous ideas about religion and culture, coupled with his recklessness when it comes to others' religious sensibilities and beliefs, cannot be given a free pass.

This petition asks the Superior General of the Jesuit Order to issue a public censure to Fr. Martin over his promotion and display of this blasphemous image.

Of course, the reason people are really outraged at James Martin, SJ, is not just because he offended Poland and the Poles, but because he is blaspheming Our Lady and Our Lord with this foul image.

Fr. Martin clearly crossed the line with his decision to subvert this holy icon. His actions are a stain on the Jesuit Order.

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING, today.

And, after you have signed the petition, please take a moment to politely contact the Jesuit Order in Rome, by phone or by leaving an email message. Or, please contact the nearest Jesuit House, as listed below.

Let them know that you are shocked and appalled that Fr. James Martin is allowed to freely offend the religious sensibilities and beliefs of the Polish nation, and of the entire Catholic Church. Let them know that God will not be mocked, and that the Blessed Virgin must also be deeply offended by his promotion of this blasphemous depiction. And, finally, let them know that this is a stain on the Jesuit Order for letting Fr. Martin "run wild."

CONTACT THE JESUIT ORDER (scroll down to find the Jesuit House located closest to you):

Headquarters in Rome:

Telephone: +39-06-698681

Leave an email message using their contact form: https://www.jesuits.global/about-us/contact-us/

Headquarters in Poland:

Northern Province - Telephone: +48 22 542 10 00; email: [email protected]

Southern Province - Telephone: +48 12 428 15 00; email: [email protected]

Headquarters in the US:

Leave an email message using their contact form: https://www.jesuits.org/about-us/contact-us/

Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province:

Telephone: (314) 361-7765

USA East Province of the Society of Jesus:

Telephone: (212) 774-5500

USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus:

Telephone: (800) 537-3736

USA Jesuits West:

Telephone: (503) 226-6977

Jesuits of Canada:

Telephone: (514) 387-2541; Email: [email protected]

Jesuits in Britain:

Telephone: 020 7499 0285; Email: [email protected]

Australian Jesuits:

Telephone: +61 (03) 9810 7300; Email: [email protected]

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Polish police arrest woman for ‘profaning’ famous ‘black madonna’ with LGBT rainbow' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/polish-police-arrest-woman-for-defacing-famous-black-madonna-with-lgbt-rainbow

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The Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality is one of the four sins that cry to heaven for justice. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’ They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved” (CCC 2357). The Catholic Church furthermore teaches that the homosexual inclination is also “objectively disordered” since God created sexual attraction for the purpose of drawing a man and a woman together to become husband and wife in marriage.

St. Peter Damian, an 11th century Italian Catholic reformer and Doctor of the Church, described homosexuality in his famous Book of Gomorrah as a “diabolical” corruption of God’s plan for sexuality between a man and a woman. “This vice is the death of bodies, the destruction of souls, pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the intellect, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, introduces the diabolical inciter of lust, throws into confusion, and removes the truth completely from the deceived mind … It opens up hell and closes the door of paradise … It cuts off a member of the Church and casts him into the voracious conflagration of raging Gehenna,” he wrote. 

Life Petitions has launched a petition urging the Superior General of the Jesuits to “publicly censure James Martin, SJ, for the scandal he caused in insulting Poles everywhere, their culture, their traditions and their religion.”

“Fr. Martin clearly crossed the line with his decision to subvert this holy icon. His actions are a stain on the Jesuit Order,” the petition states. “Martin needs to get the message that his erroneous ideas about religion and culture, coupled with his recklessness when it comes to others' religious sensibilities and beliefs, cannot be given a free pass.”

The petition will be hand-delivered to the headquarters of the Jesuit Order in Rome.

Michael Hichborn, president of Lepanto Institute, called out Fr. Martin for promoting a “depraved perversion” of a cherished image of Our Lady.

“Depicting Our Lord and Our Lady with halos symbolizing one of the four sins which cry to Heaven for vengeance is so far beyond sacrilege and blasphemy that it’s downright satanic,” he said.

“Our Lady is the summit of all purity and all humility, and the LGBT movement is the abysmal trough of filth and pride. The attempt to wed the two is an insult of infinite proportions,” he added.

Hichborn criticized Martin’s comparison of this “blasphemous and sacrilegious symbol” of the LGBT movement with various cultural depictions of Our Lord and Lady.

“How many souls will this man be allowed to lead to Hell before he is finally censured?”

Contact info for respectful communication: 

Jesuit Order headquarters in Rome
Telephone: +39-06-698681
Leave an email message using their contact form: https://www.jesuits.global/about-us/contact-us/

Headquarters in the US:
Leave an email message using their contact form: https://www.jesuits.org/about-us/contact-us/

Click here (scroll to end) to find the Jesuit House located closest to you

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