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Monday, 19 November 2012

What to do after losing a war

Many of us are sitting back and wondering where the world will be moving politically now that America has lost the culture? war. We cannot be in cloud-cuckoo land,  pretending that this week is the same as a week last month. We cannot pretend that a great day of the Church, a new Christendom, will bless the earth with a homogenous vision of God, His rule, good and bad, brotherly and sisterly love.

Sorry, the moment has passed. Those of us who have been praying for a long time or involved in the work of the Church for a long time have seen this day coming. We knew in the 1970s, after Roe v. Wade, that the Christian community would have to fight, or be persecuted. We can fight, but the majority is against us.

Some people do not believe this. I met many guests and religious in the past two months who believe in the resurrection of the dead Western Civilization and a time of Christ's reign on earth which will bring world peace. I do not know which Bible these people read or why they are not hearing the Holy Spirit.

That I try, gently, and maybe not so gently, to speak the truth is that there is not much time.

There are NO safe havens. One may be able to withstand evil in an excellent Catholic community for awhile, but persecution will come. First, the established Church will be more openly attacked, then priests, nuns, sisters and the laity.

The Church Triumphant is in Heaven.

The emphasis on this blog, therefore, will be on the interior person and personal holiness. Why? If we are facing martyrdom, or sacrifices beyond our imagination, we must be prepared spiritually. One cannot exhibit virtue without living in the Presence of God, of Love Himself, in the days to come.

There is no time frame on this coming persecution. Catholics in England saw incremental, increasingly harsh times and some were martyred. It became illegal to leave the country in order to practice Catholicism elsewhere and avoid fines or imprisonment.

Where are the Catholic havens now? Not Ireland, where I am sitting, looking out over the downtown of Dublin, witnessing the fall of the one of the most faithful countries in the world, now racked with gross materialism, hatred for the Church and selfishness. The winter is already more severe than last year, as if the gods of nature, metaphorically, of course, were grieving at the loss of innocence on this once holy isle.

Malta? The socialist agenda, including abortion and civil marriage, is gaining ground. France? The eldest daughter of the Church has wedded herself with a son of Gramsci. Italy, Spain, Portugal are grasping for life, both spiritually and physically.

I merely stated facts. One must learn to accept suffering, love the enemy and serve God in all circumstances. One must beg God to reveal His Love to you in your hearts so that you can carry Him with you wherever you go and preach the Gospel through the life of the virtues. 1 Corinthians 13 is our road map, as well as the Passions narratives.

A God-Man has already experience what you have and will experience. It was His Will to suffer. And, now, for the sake of His Holiness, all will suffer. This is not because He is a vengeful god but because His is Just. The time of Mercy is coming to an end.

Some of you will be betrayed. This has happened to me more than once by those I trusted. Some of you will be isolated. Focus on Christ. Some of you will need to move. Be ready and willing to go wherever. Some of you will merely disappear. Only a few will remember you.

Be strong, be disciplined. Those of us who are physically weakened by circumstances or ill-health appeal to the strong to reach out and take us many, many in, as the weak will be the first to go in the utilitarian world where only those who are useful will be rewarded.

I shall continue to write about this journey to perfection. It is our way to be in and with God and lead others to Him.

These persecutions have all happened before. The scale will be larger and sadly, America, which used to be a Christian nation, is leading the way into darkness now.

Be holy, put on the mind of Christ. He is with us, as He was in Gethsemane. We are a privileged generation.


New Sister said...

Lithuania? not for much longer; they're only having 1-2 kids per couple, and they're a member state of the EU.

To know what happens after losing a war (or just quitting), we need only to study Iraq. I heard a doctor there talk about how Iraqis used to be nice and help eachother; now their society is marked by hate and self-interest. It took less than a generation.

Supertradmum said...

New Sister, I mentioned that no place is a safe haven, except for maybe the Vatican State, which has limited room, but I jest.

Losing the culture war means we must be holy, as you know, or we shall not be able to love the enemy and do good to those who hate us....

Bill Meyer said...

Yes, we have lost the war in America. The Republicans appear to have tired of the battle, and seem ready to throw in with the Democrats. We will not survive the next four years without economic collapse; the moral collapse has been upon us for decades.

There are many who pretend that these problems are isolated within the U.S., and that these things will smooth out soon enough. But of course, that is not so. When the U.S. economy collapses, Europe, already gravely weakened, will follow. So too, Canada, which is tied to intimately to our economy.

All the loans from China and others will have been lost. The coming world depression will make the current recession look like good news.

Many will be martyred for their faith; many more will deny their faith, as they have been doing for years.

The future is dark.

I do not despair, for my faith is in the Lord. The end of this life is the beginning of the life to come.

Supertradmum said...


As usual, your comment is great. What bothers me is the head in the sand view of so many Cstholics, including nuns and priests I have met here who think there is going to be some sort of Christendom again. They would be better off getting spiritually ready for the onslaught.

Bill Meyer said...

Marie, One of the things which bothers me is the persistent notion--against all evidence--that things can be fixed in 2016.

First, it is not clear that with Obama in a second term, there will be an election in 2016. I was watching a film on Dietrich Bonhoeffer last night, and was struck by the similarities between some of Hitler's appeals before WWII and the recent speeches of Obama.

Second, if repairs are to be made, they may actually be easir to accomplish after a collapse. One thing about a collapse: it leaves no doubt that the old system failed.

Mind you, I am not praying for bad times; we're in them already, and just quibbling over degree.

We have been promised that the Church will prevail. We were given no such assurance about any country.

Supertradmum said...

Bill, I can think of two scenarios. One, an economic miracle pulled out of a hat could mean that millions would want Obama in for a third term. The second would be that we will be at war on two fronts, China and Islam and that Obama would be voted in for military continuity.

Watch this space...

Tupac said...

The constitution has two term limits and for any amendment to be ratified 3/4s of the states need to ratify it. There are 30 Republican governors now and as long as they stay strong things like Obamacare will not happen.

Supertradmum said...

Hello, I know there is a two-term limit. As to the states, not all are behind the governor, who may be voted in for reasons other than the national issues.