There is Only One Truth

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by Sharon Grant

Earlier this week, Francis met with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad el-Tayeb and signed a joint declaration with him. Included in that declaration was the statement that “The pluralism and the diversity of religions … are willed by God in His wisdom.” As usual with Francis, people are trying hard to explain how, if you turn the page, hold it up to the light, and read that claim from just the right angle, you will find a way to say, “I suppose, in a way, that’s true.” The best spin it can be given is that the existence of religious beliefs in all societies through all the ages speaks to the fact that people want to know the Truth. They want to know God.

But God doesn’t want us to know only some truth, or to know it in a twisted fashion. That’s why He sent His Son, so that we could know the truth and by it be set free. If God allows many religions it is only because some people, for whatever reason, do not know the fullness of truth yet, but God allows them to see glimpses of it. God sent His Son, Truth itself, to give us the fullness of truth, and that fullness of truth is only available in the Church Jesus Christ Himself founded. It is our job, through the witness of our lives, to bring to all people the truth of the Catholic Faith. Because one day, one way or another, every knee must bend and every tongue must proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord. And at that very moment, we will also acknowledge that Mary is His Mother and that she is, indeed, the Queen of Heaven and Earth.

There is not a Muslim neighborhood in heaven, no district where Jesus is told that He is really only a prophet somewhat below Muhammed. There is no Protestant neighborhood in heaven where people are allowed to ignore the Blessed Mother or deny that the Eucharist is Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, and that we were clearly instructed to receive Him in the sixth chapter of John. There is not a Hindu, or Buddhist, or Zoroastrian, or agnostic, or atheistic neighborhood in heaven. What the Catholic Church has perennially taught is true, and if you do not acknowledge that reality now or at your death, you will not get into heaven. That’s the bottom line. That’s the truth that the Catholic Church owes to every person alive right now, and it’s the truth that is being suppressed even by most of the Catholic hierarchy. And besides failing to instruct all people of this truth, the Church in this dereliction of duty is denying many, many graces to men of good will who truly want to know the truth, now, not just at their deaths. They are denying the graces that can only come through the Sacraments of the Church, graces that people could benefit from now and take with them into eternity, if only we would stop pretending that it doesn’t matter whether they know the truth now or not.

In the Great Commission, Our Lord instructed the apostles, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” He never said, instead, to flatter them by telling them that whatever they believe is good enough, that God doesn’t really care whether we’re baptized and whether we obey His Son, or that God desires a world with many erroneous beliefs. Enough of that, Catholic Church. You are failing this entire generation with your cowardice and your failure to bring the Good News, and all of the Good News, to a world that desperately needs to hear it.

Podcast: American Moloch

There’s no harm in denying the need to pray for the Pope to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as per the request of Our Lady of Fatima. It clearly hasn’t been done yet. The Cardinals are meeting with the pope from February 21-24. To that end, I’m calling for a Novena to Our Lady of Fatima. It can be found in this link.

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Podcast: “Human Fraternity”:Document Signed by Pope Francis and Ahmed Al-Tayeb

Pope Francis and the Grand Master of al-Azhar sign a document on ‘Human Fraternity’ that is reminiscent of many secular values, including universalism and exclusivity.

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Podcast: The New Vatileaks And The Order Of Malta

Most people who pay attention to the mess that is the Church today are aware of the various stories involving the Order of Malta from the past 3 years or so. Late last week WikiLeaks released some confidential documents that shed some light into this mess.

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Guest submission: An Open Letter to Church Militant

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Dear Church Militant,

In light of the recent abortion law dust up in Virginia and the reprehensible comments of Gov. Northam in that regard, I thought you might find the following information on his personal history fascinating. Please read the information contained in the following link:

https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/northam-must-resign/

As you have pointed out in the past (but far too infrequently, in my humble opinion), abortion, contraception, population control, eugenics, racism, and American anti-Catholicism all have common roots … in Protestantism and Freemasonry. I would add slavery and Jim Crow to that list, and I ask you to consider these connections and pray about giving coverage to them in the future.

As a faithful, multi-racial Catholic in New Orleans, where Black Catholics make up almost 50% of practicing Catholics (Sunday Mass-goers anyway), I wish you would cover this aspect of things more often than you do. I understand everything you have been saying about the politically-correct targeting of white Christian males, but please don’t forget that Black males are also being targeted for homosexualization and demasculation by the same forces, and that they are also being targeted for elimination by elements of the police forces in this country.

Just because a gang of Soros-funded and similar AstroTurf outfits like Black Lives Matter have seized control of this originally Black community-based issue, it does not mean that it’s a total contrivance or a fabricated issue.

Coming from the South, with its history of lynchings and involuntary sterilizations of Black women for generations, I can tell you racism does indeed still exist and it is as anti-life as ever. And it’s Protestant, not Catholic. Please ponder how most Planned Parenthood clinics exist in Black neighborhoods in every urban area of this country, and I think you will understand what I’m getting at.

Having said all that, I will back your defense of the Covington Kids 1000%!!!

Keep up the good work, but just remember Black Catholics. Don’t take it for granted that the Black community is captured by the Democrats and mentally enslaved to their agenda. Don’t throw us under the bus. We are stronger together.

In Christ,

Roger Myers

Guest Submission: Church, State and Scandal

by Emma Sowl

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According to L.A. County 2010 statistics, there are more than twice as many Catholics in the Santa Clarita Valley as there are members of all other faiths combined. The only SCV group larger than Catholics are those who claim no religion.

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Podcast: Not Every Abuse Allegation Against A Priest Is True

I mean, that should be obvious, right? But it isn’t. It’s becoming increasingly easy to believe the very worst about the priests and bishops of the Church, and even of other lay Catholics. Why is that?

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Guest editorial: An Open Letter To Parish Priests and Bishops

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by Justin Trefney

I’m writing to you today on behalf of myself, my family and many Catholics who have spoken with me over the last few weeks. I’d like to say I write this from the heart with great charity for the Church and her clergy.

Many emotions have been expressed to, and felt by me in regards to how many of the clergy have reacted to the Covington Catholic High School controversy; anger, fear, sadness, disappointment among others. People are now talking among themselves about switching parishes, withholding funds and leaving the Church over what her priests and bishops have said and done these past 2 weeks.

We are angry that so many priests and bishops would throw these kids under the bus over a 2 minute video clip without looking into it further. Even if the initial reports were true, which is now known to not be the case, these were children, not fully developed cognitively and ignorant. They would have been victims themselves of bad formation and should have been corrected with charity for their well-being and not had their lives publicly destroyed by a mob; a mob many charged with being their spiritual father were quick to join.

We are fearful for ourselves and more so for our children. Catholics are persecuted daily for having beliefs that are alternative to those of the world. When we are attacked we need strong men and strong priests to have our backs. When our children are attacked we need strong men and strong priests to place themselves in-between the world and our children. If this was a student at your school, if this was one of my sons, I and many others now fear you would not help protect them. We wonder if you would be willing to lay down your life for them like Jesus commanded His shepherds to do. We fear our children seeing how the Church and her clergy abandoned children to the mob and wonder if this is a Church they want to be a part of.

We are saddened that the clergy assume half the country are racist, sexists, homophobes and bigots because of the color of their skin and the hart they are wearing. I myself did not vote for Trump as I disagree with both parties but many in our Church did. And to suggest all those Catholics that wear Make America Great Again hats share Trump’s every opinion is like saying those Catholics who wear Hope and Change hats share Obama’s opinion on partial birth abortion. Trump, indeed supports the Pro-Life movement.

We are disappointed in the lack of apologies from the Church and her shepherds. Half-hearted apologies about people misunderstanding you on a now deleted threads is not the same as apologizing for presuming half the country is evil. It’s not the same as apologizing to those kids for jumping to conclusions and ruining their lives. It’s not the same as apologizing to their parents for causing them so much grief. It’s not the same as apologizing to other students at Covington Catholic High School who had nothing to do with this, but are victims of the mob. It’s not the same as apologizing to all Catholics for being a part of scandalizing them.

Podcast: Pushback From Rome on Alternative Catholic Media

Like I say in this video, there is an open call for *unpaid* submissions to this blog. Have some topic related to the faith, the crisis in the Church, or some other relevant story you want to share with my audience? Submit it here and I just might publish it.

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