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The Children of This World Are Wiser than the Children of Light

Why we are losing the war for marriage and the family.

It’s not just a matter of money. It’s also a matter of zeal, commitment and ingenuity.

Tim Gill

2 Responses to “The Children of This World Are Wiser than the Children of Light”

  1. sonopa Says:

    Hi Fr.

    How are you?

    If I may, I wanted to add to your statement and suggest two starting points. I do not have all the answers; I am engaging you in a dialogue to learn from it.

    I think we need to start within our “borders” and root out some of the stupidity.

    Start with the stupidity……Speaking of children and stupidity, we have to defend moves like this one

    http://comments.breitbart.com/071204192907zkmxoir5/

    that originate from within. Although I have not seen the book, I am sure the hovering angel and the lurking priest will definitively elevate my trust and encourage me to be more Catholic.

    In addition, although as people we are fallible, I find standing up for the Church teachings becomes difficult when my “opponent??? can simply destroy my whole argument by referring to an example that contradicts my position.

    I call to mind, to illustrate via example, the pastoral provision that allows men to be married and be a priest. If I speak to a protestant friend who does not agree with celibacy, he simply has to point to Fr. Joe in Parish XYZ who is a married priest. My protestant friend does not care that the pastoral provision is an exception. All he knows is why does the Church permit marriage in one case, and not in others – a riddle I am yet to resolve in my mind. There are other examples, but, for brevity, I will stop here.

    Second and I realize this general statement will not apply to all bishops and priests. But, I note that many priests/bishops live in luxurious mansions and favor a prestigious lifestyle. I am not saying priests have to go hungry or be cold, but, I feel priests are more like the Denethor, Steward of Gondor, foreseeing doom and doing nothing. Denethor, as you may recall, sits in his hall, barking orders. He even sends his son to die while enjoying spoils. When the Dark Lord attacks, Denethor abandons his post….

    I know there are a few bishops that speak out here and there. But, as a body, as leaders of the Catholic Church in the US, where are they? Yes, sitting in their halls riding the politically correct line.

    Hope all is well.

    PF

  2. Air Maria » Blog Archive » The Good News on the Culture Wars Says:

    [...] Yes, Fr. Angelo did give a bit of bad news yesterday that, Quark Express founder Tim Gill is well funded and using a clever strategy to attack marriage, a chilling wake-up call indeed,? but? Fr. Angelo? also gives us the good news and how to take action:? here and here? on his vlog Mary Victrix. The? good news is the? National Organization for Marriage? (NOM) which was founded and is headed? by Brian Brown who is a fellow Knight of Lepanto and is using the very same strategy as Tim Gill, supporting key local battles throughout the nation. As many of us know the current key battles are in the North East? in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut? and New Jersey. Here is a Massachusetts’s billboard funded by NOM to let people know that a local politician failed to support his pro-marriage constituents in a key vote. [...]

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