The love of Christ constraineth us
2 Corinthians 5:14
[Guest post By John Haggerty]
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous is a book for children aged 3-6. Many will be wondering what all the fuss is about. The hero is a red-haired boy who loves his world and who keeps finding "fabulous" things to marvel over. It is the uses to which the book will be put which Catholic parents may want to ask questions about. The book is a palimpsest; one meaning of palimpsest is ... "having diverse layers or aspects beneath the surface". (Merriam-Webster definition.)
Teachers and critics consider the book to have many meanings. It is being used to tell very young impressionable children about sexual activity between people of the same gender. This is going to be the gay crusade inside junior schools. Traditional Catholics and reformed Protestants are now seriously out of step; and in danger of breaking the law through "hate speech". Soon all memory of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality will be a thing of the past.
|Elementary school teacher claims this picture book |
is "what it means to be a Catholic teacher". Does it?
So it is understandable that those who take a different position from Mr. De Buono are being portrayed on Canadian television as notorious anti-LGBT fanatics who are also anti-choice on abortion. One can see how the battle lines are being drawn in the spiritual war that is coming. For it IS coming, make no mistake.
In a way you cannot blame Mr De Buono. We have a Pope who says "Who am I to judge?" and who welcomes married homosexuals into the Vatican, not to mention Fr. James Martin, the new face of the pro-gay Jesuits. And Bishop Robert Barron interviewed Californian Dave Rubin on Youtube who is "married" to another man. Bishop Barron told Rubin: "The message of the Church to a gay person should be - you are a beloved child of God who has been embraced by the mercy of Jesus Christ and invited to a full sharing in the Divine Love. You are a son of God, called to eternal life". Mr. Rubin looked very happy at the Church's change of direction. No more preaching from the Catechism or Saint Pope John Paul's heavy moralising! We're all Rainbow Catholics now!
|The Toronto Elementary Catholic teachers |
PROMOTING participation at the "Gay Pride" parade.
There was nothing in the bishop's words about sin, or repentance, or regeneration, or sanctification, or the teaching of the Mosaic Law against homosexual acts; or of Jesus Christ making it clear that marriage can only be between a man and woman. No word from the Apostle Paul! No reminder that this is God's world and God's rules! The Divine Law in the Church of Pope Francis is regarded as a species of good-natured indulgence. It is reduced to a sickly sentiment patterned after human emotion. Bishop Barron's approach is what I call "Sex and the City" theology where everyone hugs everyone and we all troop along to a Gay Blessing in Saint Patrick's Cathedral.
But opposed to this is the love of Christ, which "constrains" us. This love acts as a restraining power, restraining us from every self-seeking purpose. It restrains us from sin and compels us into action for the Kingdom of God. Who could have imagined in the 19th Century that homosexuality would tear the Catholic Church apart and that little children would be indoctrinated into homosexual militancy?
Even Saint Pope Pius X could not have imagined it in his darkest hour, the pontiff who allowed children of six to receive the Eucharist. Once a private activity, homosexuality is now public policy.
Homosexual militants have (humanly speaking) succeeded in conquering the once impregnable Citadel. The One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.