Saturday, January 25, 2014

Christians in the Ukraine

Anyone following this, or have information on what is transpiring?

Seems like a very serious situation.

It seems to me their government's demoralization of Christ's people is way ahead of the American government?

Will not henceforth write, sign, or print in any way a single phrase which in our opinion distorts the truth.

Will utter such a phrase neither in private conversation not in the presence of many people, neither on our own behalf not at the prompting of someone else, either in the role of agitator, teacher, educator, not in a theatrical role.

Will not depict, foster or broadcast a single idea which we can only see is false or a distortion of the truth whether it be in painting, sculpture, photography, technical science, or music.

Will not cite out of context, either orally or written, a single quotation so as to please someone, to feather our own nest, to achieve success in our work, if we do not share completely the idea which is quoted, or if it does not accurately reflect the matter at issue.

Will not allow ourselves to be compelled to attend demonstrations or meetings if they are contrary to our desire or will, will neither take into hand not raise into the air a poster or slogan which we do not completely accept.

Will not raise our hand to vote for a proposal with which we do not sincerely sympathize, will vote neither openly nor secretly for a person whom we consider unworthy or of doubtful abilities.

Will not allow ourselves to be dragged to a meeting where there can be expected a forced or distorted discussion of a question.
Will immediately walk out of a meeting, session, lecture, performance or film showing if we hear a speaker tell lies, or purvey ideological nonsense or shameless propaganda.

Will not subscribe to or buy a newspaper or magazine in which information is distorted and primary facts are concealed

Compare this to the actions Cardinal Dolan, ordained priests and bishops and the plethora of husbands fathers and men in the United States who are doing all of the above in the name of Christ and His Church.

These men in the Ukraine demonstrate heroic virtue for their vocation and avocation. I know many who reside in the United States that exercise these virtues.

They are getting louder as the culture attempts to enforce immoral treatises upon the uncatechized.

The martyrs and saints are rising.

I really still hold onto the hope that Pope Francis is attempting to guide ships into safe ports in places where the physical massacre of Christians has yet to commence.

Silencing Church teaching just can't be the rules of order and obedience on our own ship.

It just can't be.

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