Soon to Be One With Nineveh and Tyre

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Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Galatians 6:7

And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever…

Thomas Jefferson

 

God of our fathers, known of old,
   Lord of our far-flung battle-line,
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
   Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
The tumult and the shouting dies;
   The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
   An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
Far-called, our navies melt away;
   On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
   Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
   Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
   Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
For heathen heart that puts her trust
   In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
   And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Rudyard Kipling

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13 Comments

  1. Email Cardinal Dolin to excommunicate Coumo. Dolin needs to reread the part in James were it says if a person sins and you tell him and he turns his lie around he is saved but if you do nothing the sin is on you

  2. I have to say, the Catholic response to this has overall been – disappointing. Even my old classmate Russell Moore, who has not been Mr. Right Wing in recent years, has blasted this with both barrels.

  3. JEANNE BERGERON
    “Email Cardinal Dolin to excommunicate Coumo. Dolin needs to reread the part in James were it says if a person sins and you tell him and he turns his lie around he is saved but if you do nothing the sin is on you”
    The Pillsbury Doughboy in a cardinal suit will not like it if Ghostbusters comes after him.. It is time to thumb our noses at the devil and have the devil exorcised from Cuomo and Dolan. Perhaps the Vatican can appoint an exorcist, or is the exorcist working overtime at the Vatican?
    I love the caption:New York’s Death Row. The condemned murderer is executed through his own power of attorney, but the innocent? The innocent are killed because they stand as martyrs against evil.
    Who procreates mankind? Who brings these innocent human beings into existence? Who will speak for the innocent? The sovereign person. The rest are minions of the devil.

  4. The movie scene (because that’s how my mind works) that keeps playing in my mind is Duvall and Brando in the back of the car after the big meeting of all the Five Families, and Duvall asking “won’t they take that as a sign of weakness?” and Brando stating bluntly “It is a sign of weakness.”

    Right now, the Church is weak. Because of the abuse scandal its credibility and moral authority is shot to hell. Until we get our own house in order, anything the Church does is going to be taken as a sign of weakness, including doing nothing.

  5. “Right now, the Church is weak. Because of the abuse scandal its credibility and moral authority is shot to hell. Until we get our own house in order, anything the Church does is going to be taken as a sign of weakness, including doing nothing.”

    Thank you. That is an excellent argument for excommunication. When weak, act strong. Basic tactics. More to the point, it is the right thing to do, and not doing the right thing because of weakness is almost always a mistake.

  6. We’re going to have to define what type of excommunication we’re talking about. Can 915. I’m fine with.

  7. Dolan has been compromising with sin for decades as far as I can tell. This time he seems to be echoing Pope Francis’ political stance, we can’t call it a Biblical stance or moral stance, to the letter. Sickening. Absolutely sickening. His response makes me ashamed to be associated with him in my faith. If he still believes in God, as he obviously does not believe in sin/evil, Dolan must think God is a fool and God’s Word is meaningless/nonbinding.

  8. This is not a Catholic country and it never has been. I’m not even sure it’s a Christian country anymore. So my question is: are we really prepared to see orthodox Catholics excluded from public office just so Andrew Cuomo gets his comeuppance?

    Because I sincerely believe that will be the consequence of moving too precipitously against Cuomo. And it will start with Amy Comey Barrett being denied a seat on the Supreme Court.

    This is a wise as serpents and innocent as doves moment. And in my opinion (which is so worthless that it won’t even get you a cup of coffee at 7-11) getting medieval on his backside by giving him the full Lord Gilbert is neither.

  9. The Jefferson quote sums it up. The difference between Right and Left is that the Right acknowledges our liberties/rights are a gift from God, to be protected by government. The Left simply believes that might makes right. They are their own gods. Although we were never a Catholic country, we were unapologetically Christian. We do need to return to our Christian past. Politics is always downstream from morality.

  10. Abortion is a hate crime. The abortionist hates God, life, humanity, and himself. There is no love, no charity and no good will in the abortionist.
    Patriotism is good will for the common good. The abortionist and his accomplices have no good will in them. Good will is necessary for peace.
    The abortionist kills for money; a hired killer.
    Roe v. Wade did not legalized abortion. Roe v. Wade made abortionists lie about saving the life of the mother while killing a living human being; indicting, condemning and executing another living human being.
    Where there is a will, there is a way. The child from conception wills to survive or he will be a miscarriage. The survival of the child in the womb is proof of a living, willing, sentient human person in the same way that growth and life point to a living soul.
    Two doctors, according to medical ethics, must prognosticate on the living or dying of terminal patients. Why aren’t there two doctors at the abortion of a living patient to decide whether the mother’s life is at risk or whether the baby is causing the death of his mother, which is highly unlikely, since the death of the mother will definitely result in the death of himself.
    For each and every case, two doctors must be present to determine the cause of the killing in the abortionist’s palace, or the abortion is illegal, unethical and murder.

  11. “So my question is: are we really prepared to see orthodox Catholics excluded from public office just so Andrew Cuomo gets his comeuppance?”

    We cannot look at excommunication as a comeuppance. It is not a punishment but a mercy to keep the offender from multiplying his sin through the unworthy reception of the sacraments. It needs to be public so all priests and bishops know that he, in this case Cuomo, is not to receive any sacraments until due repentance and reconciliation is obtained otherwise that priest or bishop that defies the penance of excommunication is participating in a grave sin. The negative reaction that excommunication would incur from the anti-Catholics/christians we cannot control.

    We’ve already seen and heard from the left the anti-catholic rhetoric they spew such as in the confirmation of Kavanagh and the other judicial nominee that Sen. Feinstein found as ‘too’ Catholic. If Catholics are already raked across the coals then why stay silent? We either let them silence us in fear or we stand up and face them with courage and DO what is right. Stand for holiness and Truth and let the left condemn themselves.

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