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Come out, come out, wherever you are. Shame the Devil.

Enough. Open the churches. Open the synagogues. Open the mosques. Open the temples. Out of the doors and Into the streets.

“Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns, and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops.

“Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern ‘metropolis.’ It is you who must ‘go out into the byroads’ and invite everyone you meet to the banquet which God has prepared for his people.”

— Pope St. John Paul II, World Youth Day (Denver, 1993)

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  • John Venlet September 6, 2020, 9:00 AM

    Though St. John Paul II’s words ring true, and one should go forth boldly in this mindset, do not forget the words of Christ in Matthew 10:34-35 –

    Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law–a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.

    These things are happening, now.

  • ghostsniper September 6, 2020, 9:16 AM

    I’m not interested in unifying the country, I’m interested in vanquishing enemies.

  • Jack September 6, 2020, 9:46 AM

    The kind, loving, humble, lowly and brilliant Jesus was very much a man of action and His Gospel, when applied to humanity, is a blue print to separate the wheat from the chaff and the good from the evil. It’s purpose will be fulfilled too with conflicts, war, destruction and killing between the two sides.

    I’ve broken nine of the Commandments at least 1,000,000 times and the only thing I wonder about, when push-comes-to-shove and the SHTF is what will He think of me if I engage in the physical destruction of the chaff.

  • John Venlet September 6, 2020, 1:09 PM

    …the only thing I wonder about, when push-comes-to-shove and the SHTF is what will He think of me if I engage in the physical destruction of the chaff.

    Jack, in my opinion, I do not think that Christ will consider physical destruction of the chaff as the committing of a sin. I will qualify that thought by noting that one should not simply go around murdering their neighbors because they have a BLM, or what I call “The Pathetic’s Creed” sign (you know the sign, it begins “In This House We Believe…) in their yard, even if the SHTF. Though I do appreciate the idiots pointing themselves out.

  • Jewel September 6, 2020, 2:56 PM

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=3-7eoTN2vNM

    There are good men with spines who are willing to say what needs to be said, regardless of the consequences. The soundtrack just makes it more powerful.

  • jwm September 6, 2020, 3:29 PM

    This link from Vox Day:
    Don’t EVEN underestimate the breadth and depth of what we all are faced with.
    Just read and learn.
    http://archive.is/RHX8p

    JWM

  • jwm September 6, 2020, 3:36 PM

    Last post & link were intended for the comments on the Briggs essay, “Open Fire”.
    (sorry)

    JWM

  • PA Cat September 6, 2020, 4:02 PM

    The video of the August procession is a painful reminder of how much has changed since the 1960s in regard to muscular expressions of faith, if I may use that term. I recently watched a 6-minute British video of Eisenhower’s state funeral in 1969, and was struck by the public use of two hymns one rarely hears nowadays because they’re too “militaristic”– Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress” and the nineteenth-century “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” You can hear “A Mighty Fortress” at 1:45 and “Onward, Christian Soldiers” at 5:37. The video even allows the listener to hear clearly the last two lines of the refrain: “With the cross of Jesus/Going on before.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaYAPSTcM3c&ab_channel=BritishPath%C3%A9

    I wonder how long the image of St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of soldiers and police officers, will be allowed to remain on the reredos behind the altar in the West Point Cadet Chapel.

  • Anonymous September 6, 2020, 4:12 PM

    “Once To Every Man and Nation”
    by James Russell Lowell

    Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide,
    In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;
    Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight,
    And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.

    Then to side with truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust,
    Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and ’tis prosperous to be just;
    Then it is the brave man chooses while the coward stands aside,
    Till the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.

    By the light of burning martyrs, Christ, Thy bleeding feet we track,
    Toiling up new Calv’ries ever with the cross that turns not back;
    New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth,
    They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.

    Though the cause of evil prosper, yet the truth alone is strong;
    Though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong;
    Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown,
    Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own. ps://youtu.be/U21b6h8g7PM

  • rightwingterrorist September 7, 2020, 7:55 AM

    The mosques never shut down.

  • Jack September 7, 2020, 8:38 AM

    John Venlet, your comment is well taken. I am not the kind to act out of meanness, even to the thugs of the left and any of their traveling companions but I am the kind who will do my level best to forget all of that if the shooting starts. I’ll act with a clear head, talk to the Lord about it when the smoke clears and live with any judgment that might follow.

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