The Catholic Defender: Midnight Mass Christmas Miracle
"More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason. " "Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much. Woe to women lacking in modesty."
"The sins of the world are very great ... If men only knew what eternity is, they would do everything in their power to change their lives."
Today it seems that everything in the world is just going insane? The United States Supreme Court under Obama and through Obama made Gay Marriage legal right in the face of Almighty God and the Host of Heaven?
It's like a huge spider web has a grip on it's prey as people are becoming more and more entranced in their ignorance of sin. We have all but lost the concept of sin and have given acceptance to sin. It is considered "politically incorrect" to stand on what the Church teaches.
From “Religious Tolerance.org” they report: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated 3 that “as many as 30% of completed youth suicides each year” are performed by gays and lesbians. Unfortunately, many information sources have quoted the 30% as if it is an absolute figure. The Department indicates that it is 30% or fewer. If we assume that the 30% figure is valid and that it is constant across the age range of 15 to 24 years, then approximately 1,488 suicides per year are committed by homosexual youth. If we assume that gays comprise 5% of the total number of youth, then the 1,488 suicides represent an excess of 1240 suicides related to their sexual orientation.
Consider how the media, movies, music has drastically pushed sin. How this is being made to look fun and normal in the movies and the media.
I really use to like actor Tom Selleck, but after his role in the movie “in & out” I lost about all respect. I was asleep in the chair visiting family when my Daughter-In-Law had this movie on and I woke up to this picture? The movie didn’t last 5 minutes before I turned the channel after being thoroughly disgusted.
Despite the facts how horrible are the lives of those who are lead into this kind of life, “Religious Tolerance.org” cannot hide the facts, but the media with an agenda can wedge into family homes. How tragic this is over total nonsense. I grieve for the soul of this young man. All we can do is pray the Lord have mercy on his soul. I’m afraid that the pro-homosexual crowd will politicize this most unfortunate death.
With all the events scheduled by the College to remember the young man, would they have done so to this extent if it had been a heteros Sexual encounter?
In the 1960′s and 70′s, the Gay Agenda was to ‘shock and awe’ as groups like ‘Queer Nation’and other radical Gay groups would go to Churches and desecrate them. The Group ‘Queen’ were known to support the Gay agenda, their song, “We are the Champions” was used as a Gay Liberation Anthem.
In the 1980′s these groups put on suits and ties and became a political force. I know that the Homosexual agenda has been embraced by the Democrat Party since 1984 with the Mondale/Ferraro Presidential ticket.
Because America has been center right in our politics, the liberals have been whittling away at the fabric of society. They are pushing to promote the gay lifestyle even to kindergartners.
There is a major difference in opposing the ‘Gay Agenda’ from opposing the individual. Politically, I oppose ‘Gay Marriage’, marriage is strictly between a man and a woman.
I will go so far to say that marriage should be done through the Catholic Church. I know that in our society, that is not reality.
I oppose the secularism of our Country. I do not believe that Homosexuals should be able to adopt children.
Our society has drastically changed on this since 1993. I do not believe we should teach Homosexuality in public schools, that too, society has become more tolerant. I certainly oppose Homosexuals in the Military.
That would not be good for unit cohesion among other things. In saying all this, how do we respond when faced with someone who is a homosexual? I have two examples I will give that I have participated that I think was positive.
In 1979, after more than three years in College, my roommate began to open up to me for the first time that he was a homosexual. I had people ask me about it before, but I never knew, nor did I judge him with it.
He had feared me because he knew I was a jock and that I was openly against this lifestyle. He began to explain to me how he had been sexually assaulted by one of his Uncle’s when he was twelve years old. I did not condemn him, but actually felt compassion for him.
He was raised a Protestant and was interested in the Catholic Church out of curiosity from the debates. I told him that we all need forgiveness, and he could find it also. I also told him he needed to forgive his Uncle.
We would continue to study Christianity together and I was there to see him Baptized into the Catholic Church. Thus, the birth of the "Catholic Defender!”
In Iraq (2006-2008), we had many people who were baptized and received into the Catholic Church. What a blessing this was!
On Christmas Eve, 1997, after Midnight Mass (Soldiers Chapel at Ft. Campbell KY), I was up near the front of the church talking with some of my friends.
I began to feel eyes drilling holes in my back as I felt someone was watching me.
It was a strong feeling and I noticed two men looking on from the back pew at the back of the church. I ignored them as if they were not there as I continued to talk with friends.
After a few minutes, some of us began to walk down the isle to leave when one of the two men stopped me and asked if I would speak with them. I didn’t know them nor had I ever seen them before, but I sat down in the pew in front of them to speak with them.
They began asking me questions about the Church. They were asking me about the Bible, church history, values and moral. I began to answer their questions.
After about an hour the Chaplains Assistants wanted to kick us out so they can go home. It was nearly 2:00 in the morning. They wanted to continue so we met in the parking lot. This went on until 6:00 in the morning.
I told them that I needed to get home because my children will be getting up and ready for our family gift exchange. The two men asked if we could meet later in the day. I said, yes, but when I was able to do so.
I met with them again for another 5 hours that afternoon. I ended up speaking with them five days in a row for 4-5 hours at a time. Finally, they had to catch a bus back to Atlanta Georgia.
I don’t know how or why they picked me out of a crowd nor why they were so interested in what I had to say. They asked me hundreds of questions! I later learned that they had been homosexual lovers and that they decided to go straight.
I was informed that they had decided to return to the Church! I also was informed that one of them had been diagnosed with AIDS and was accepting responsibility for his actions.
I was further informed that this same individual went to a Catholic Charismatic prayer service and members laid hands on him. He explained that he received warmth throughout his body. He has since, tested negative on his HIV test. That’s after having a positive test and a confirmation test!
The Catholic Church has no power to change or alter the Natural Law of God. We use to say, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin” but now we are moving towards a direction that will ultimately clash as Christian values continue to be swept under the rug.
What a Christmas miracle that I was able to participate and witness. This story shows that God can change the condition of anyone who chooses to follow His voice as opposed to Tom Selleck and the packs of false prophets who are spreading the wrong message. Christmas is a time for miracles, may more young people develop the eyes of faith so they can truly see.