But faithful Catholics need to be prepared. Maybe not in such an organized fashion, but things like this are also happening elsewhere. Sentiment against Catholics is rising as we become more and more out of step with the prevailing culture.
In Argentina (the native land of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) on November 24, a group of feminists attacked and sexually molested a group of “Rosary-praying Catholic men who were peacefully protecting the cathedral in the city of San Juan from threats of vandalism.”
According to the article, “the women, many of them topless, spray-painted the men’s crotches and faces and swastikas on their chests and foreheads, using markers to paint their faces with Hitler-like moustaches. They also performed obscene sexual acts in front of them and pushed their breasts onto their faces, all the while shouting “get your rosaries out of our ovaries.” The article also indicates some of the women chanted a song, with the lyrics: “To the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, who wants to get between our sheets, we say that we want to be whores, travesties and lesbians. Legal abortion in every hospital.”
At the link above there is video. Don’t watch if you’re easily disturbed. Dark forces at work.
Also this: “After unsuccessfully trying to get into the building, the women burned a human-sized effigy of Pope Francis. ‘If the pope were a woman, abortion would be legal,’ they shouted.”
Police declined to intervene.
What’s going on here? A lot of people are very angry, very upset by anyone who defends the Church. Why? Because when you lie, or when you allow yourself to believe a lie, the truth is infuriating. Lies can do violence to the truth, but can never destroy it, which leads to more fury and violence.
On second thought, I think this story is very joyful. Hundreds of men gathered around their cathedral to protect it from vandals. They locked arms and prayed the Rosary. They endured taunts, physical violence and abuse, harassment and humiliation. In the video, not one of the men in the prayer group responded with force, they remained peaceful throughout. They called upon the name of Our Lady. It appears that they were, in essence, a model for how we should be if ever in a similar situation.
Pray a prayer of thanks for the people assembled to protect their church and also please pray for their attackers…