Apparently some think that they can defeat Pope Francis and his destroyers with a social media campaign:
Prayer for God's protection Nothing of this sort can happen without God's grace. We must continue to pray. Frequent the sacraments and pray the Rosary daily. Mention these threats by name when you pray.
Social media Martin himself alluded to that as he blamed "far right sites" for stopping his appearances. Please watch not only the sites he mentioned but smaller sites as well. Often it is the smaller sites that will carry news pertaining to their localities; these also deserve the attention of faithful Catholics local to those areas. The mainstream media (including diocesan publications and faux-katholic liberal rags) are not reliable sources of information. Of course when you see topics such as these, pass them along your own social sites and email lists.
Action It is critical that when we are notified of these situations, that we not only pray but we must act as well. Such action will include:
- Phone calls Martin specifically blamed phone calls to Theological College as a primary cause for his ejection from the symposium. If you called to protest his planned appearance, you share the credit just as much as any one of us bloggers.
- Boycotts I'd suspect that many callers to CU made plain that if Martin did appear, that they'd never contribute anymore to them. Sometimes money talks louder than Catholic duty, so let's not be reticent about using that language.
- Protests/pickets One of my facebook friends, when she learned of the cancellation, remarked that she now "had the day off". She was planning to protest the appearance. Even the possibility of a protest is a strong deterrent to misbehavior.
It use to be Traditional Catholic conferences that was going to change the Church for the better - now its Tweets & blog posts.
I think that this slight "victory" has gone to their heads.
This Rad Trad social media campaign is not going to bring about the restoration of All things in Christ.
Remember that one day there will be a group of men (Catholic Political Nationalists) who will be very pissed off at a Pope and his followers - so much so that they will kill the Pope and Faithful:
A precursor of the Antichrist, with his troops drawn from many nations, will wage war against the true Christ, sole Savior of the world; he will shed much blood and will seek to annihilate the cult of God so as to be regarded as a god. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917.
I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine. After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
What? I guess the social media campaign didn't work.....they ended up using guns bullets and arrows....
Do you see where this is headed?