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Manríquez y Zárate, Blue & France

Every Catholic Is a Soldier


I follow your postings regularly and I congratulate your for your courageous work. I would like you to know the following text by Msgr. José de Jesús Manríquez y Zárate, Bishop of Huejutla, Mexico. He lived at the time of the Cristeros. His words are an encouragement for Catholics to be militant, as it was common to hear Prelates preach before Vatican II.

I imagine your readers also could benefit from this clear, sound Catholic doctrine, taught by a true successor of the Apostles.

     In Jesu et Maria,

     J.F.R., Peru

“The Catholic life is essentially an army in which we all enlisted and swore to defend the treasure of the Faith on the day of our Baptism. All Catholics are soldiers and we must fight against our enemies, who are principally the Devil and our flesh.

“But often our enemies are also the world and our governors, who should lead us to happiness in society. If these men, far from leading us on the path of good, drag us onto the road of iniquity, we are obliged to make resistance against them. In this sense we should understand these words of Jesus Christ: ‘I did not come to bring peace, but the sword;’ and also. ‘Do not fear those who kill the body, but rather fear him who can destroy both body and soul in the fire of Hell.’For this reason the Apostles answered the Princes who forbade them to preach: ‘We must obey God rather than men.'

Msgr. José de Jesús Manríquez y Zárate, Obispo de Huejutla, MexicoMsgr. José de Jesús Manríquez y Zárate, Bishop of Huejutla

“Now then, this resistance can be either active or passive. The martyr who lets himself be cut to pieces rather than deny his Faith resists passively. The soldier who defends the liberty to adore his God on the battlefield actively resists his persecutors.

“Regarding individuals, there are cases where passive resistance is preferable - since the martyr is more perfect. This is the case of priests who walk unarmed on a bloody battlefield assisting the dying, and who, falling at the hands of the enemy, bear the torment without counter-attacking.

“This is also the case for innocent citizens who, for just reasons, do not enter the armed fight and who, nonetheless, are persecuted by the impious populace because of their Faith.

“But martyrdom is not the normal law of war. The martyrs are few; It would be an inanity or, in other words, it would be tempting God to pretend that an entire people should achieve martyrdom.

“The normal law of war has to be active engagement, where the assaulted party counter-attacks the aggressor in the same way the aggression was made.

“When, therefore, a society is aggressed by the one governing it, a defense must soon be articulated. If it is the case of intellectual or moral aggressions, the weapons to be employed must be of the same genre. But when the aggression is of a material order, legal and peaceful means should be employed first. If they do not produce any result, then it is necessary to appeal to other material means.

“It is necessary, we believe, to make another distinction. If the tyrant, even when he oppresses the people and deprives them of some of their liberties, still allows them the essential liberties, such as to adore God, and does not make social life impossible, then one must bear it with patience - above all if the damages of a armed struggle are greater.

“But, if the tyrant attacks essential liberties, if he betrays the country, if he slays, violates and systematically attacks the life and honor of families and all individuals, then an armed defense is a duty of society, a duty which imposes itself on all members of the community.

“To bear a tyrant in these conditions would be to commit the crime of destroying Religion and the Motherland. This obligation exists not only in the case where it is humanly possible to defeat the tyrant, but also in the case where that it is impossible. The reason for this is because the loss of the Faith and national independence is the ruin of society itself. These are evils greater than the death of a large number of citizens. This is precisely what is happening in the case of Mexico.”


Apostasy at the Vatican


No comment is needed on the story that appeared on your website about the approval of Vatican Radio of the movie Blue is the Warmest Color.

Because the Vatican Radio report is the rant of an apostate who would have us believe that Catholics should see no problem with affirming that being inclined to sodomitic acts is perfectly OK. This is a damning indictment of the writer's loss of the one true faith, if he ever had it!

What is happening here is what I addressed in this link with what is happening in the Church!

     God bless! JMJ

     Gary Morella

The Eldest Daughter of the Church


In the Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, On The Religious Question In France, he begins by stating; “The most noble nation of the French, besides many splendid achievements in peace and war, has deserved from the Catholic Church praise for special services, gratitude for which will never die, and the glory of which will never grow old. Having embraced Christianity at the initiative of its King, Clovis, it was rewarded by this most honorable testimony to its faith and piety with the title of eldest daughter of the Church.”

This once great Catholic nation produced many saints and martyrs. Some of its most famous saints include St. Irenaeus, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Louis IX of France, St. Joan of Arc, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Catherine Labouré, St. John Vianney the Cure of Ars, St. Bernadette, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Louise de Marillac, and many more.

Now we have this once Catholic nation doing the unthinkable, it has enacted laws promoting homosexual unions. What has become of this once Catholic stronghold?

If these laws were not enough to further destroy this nation, now comes word that France is set to ban the words mother and father from official documents. This is exactly what the degenerates wanted to happen, and the Catholics, Cardinals, Bishops, and laity watched it happen. The “revolutionaries” attacked and with one swing of the sword struck the “eldest daughter of the Church.”

What happened?

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira describes in his book Revolution and Counter-Revolution that the meaning of the word “Revolution” is a “movement that aims to destroy a legitimate power or order and replace it with an illegitimate power or state of things.’

He goes on to explain that the revolution can be both bloody and unbloody. This is exactly what has happened in France at this stage of the Revolution: the homosexual revolutionaries have attacked (unbloody) the legitimate power and order yet again. So what happened is clear: “The Revolution” happened.

Medieval Christendom has suffered a mortal wound in this once great Catholic nation. France is just one nation that has long suffered the attacks of those who wish to defeat Christian Civilization. If Catholics do not see the reality of what our enemies are doing, then many more nations that were once Catholic will suffer the same defeat.

What can we do?

It is never too late to fight back, and that is exactly what we must do. If you live in France and have any sense of indignation, you must meet the enemy at the gate. Prayer and perseverance in the fight will bring others to your aid. All other Catholics must support our Catholic brothers and sisters in France by doing the work in our own backyard. We must fight now or we will all suffer the consequences of this Revolution.

     Francisco Gutierrez

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Posted June 11, 2013

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