“The Fort Has Been Betrayed By Those Who Should Have Defended It.”
We read in St. John 8:32 that “the truth shall make you free.” Does that mean that many today are not free, because they accept untruths? Lucifer, as we know, is a liar, “and the truth is not in him” (1 St. John 2:4).
In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men… All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics. Oh! If I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: What are those wounds in the midst of Thy hands? The answer would not be doubtful: With these was I wounded in the house of them that loved Me. I was wounded by My friends, who did nothing to defend Me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries. ~Pope St. Pius X, Discourse at the Beatification of St. Joan of Arc, Dec. 13, 1908
St. John Fisher, who had been martyred during the 16th-century Protestant Reformation, declared: “The fort had been betrayed by those who should have defended it.” I m sure that those words can be readily applied to our post-conciliar era, in which we now live. The traitors are many now in the Church. Cicero once said that a traitor is to be feared more than a murderer. He speaks the same words and wears the same clothes of those within the camp. He is sly and deceptive, and is difficult to detect. He is well trained to undermine whatever he undertakes to undermine. He (and , for that matter, she) can be found in chanceries, seminaries, universities, convents, monasteries, episcopal conferences, etc.
Unfortunately, at the present time, we do not have enough courageous leadership to expose the “traitors and faith destroyers” currently operating in our Church and her Institutions. There will not be a true renewal while these Catholics are allowed to operate freely.
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