History

History
  • Portugal – Freemasonry – Fatima. On the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (part I)
  • It would seem that the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima took place at the least favorable time. Meanwhile, owing to the political context, they showed ever more clearly that God acts through historical events and that the ultimate victory is his.

  • The fight against Christianity in the Soviet Union
  • One of the most frequent methods of “exerting influence” used by propagandists throughout the ages is to make the recipient believe that the message given by the propaganda is the common experience of many people, and that “it’s what everybody thinks”

  • “The little Arab” — St Mary of Crucified Jesus
  • The Muslim man went mad, drew his sword and with a single blow cut Mary’s throat. Next, his wife and mother helped him wrap the body in a sheet and dispose of it in a deserted place.

  • Anti-Christian propaganda: Communist Russia
  • According to the founders of Marxist ideology, one of the greatest obstacles on the road to socialism was religion. Karl Marx, in his notorious adage, called it “opium for the masses.”

  • Anti-Catholic Propaganda
  • One of the most frequently repeated propaganda techniques used against the Catholic Church through the ages was and is the attempt to morally compromise the Catholic clergy, especially those who choose to live by radical virtues and the counsel of the Gospel, taking vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity.

  • Propaganda Against the Church: The Great Conspiracy Theory
  • The 19th century was witness to the great popularity of the Jesuit plot, a true renaissance of the first great conspiracy theory. Ever since the first edition of Monita Secreta (1612) - a print written by Hieronim Zahorowski, who was expelled from the Jesuit Society - every now and then “revelations” have sprung up about the unsatisfied ambitions of power and wealth, which were ascribed to the Jesuits (and definitely to the leaders of the Jesuit Society).

  • Experiencing the living God
  • In 165 AD, a man named Justin said that no man in his right mind would renounce faith in true God for faith in false idols. Had he bowed before idols, he would have kept his life. Justin, however, believed godlessness, atheism and idolatry to be so nonsensical that he would rather die as a worshipper of true God.

  • Propaganda against the Church: The French Revolution
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the great French political thinkers, whilst wondering in the 19th century why in France in the 18th century “ungodliness was able to become a common passion,” pointed out that the key was anti-Catholic propaganda practiced for several decades by the Enlightenment elite. This had created a fertile ground in which ungodliness could proliferate, and thus prepared the coming of the revolution.

  • Mary's Promise
  • The way of faith is not easy, but God constantly helps those who entrust themselves to Him. He does this through Mary. He confided her to us as our Mother when she stood under the cross that bore His Son, and she, with immense love in her heart, accepted all of mankind from His hands. She rejects no one, but accepts all those who have recourse to her.

  • Titanic 1912: Hubris versus Faith
  • Apart from being a tragic symbol of humanity’s excessive trust in reason and an illustration of man’s blithe indifference to impending catastrophe—as most vividly dramatized by the ship’s orchestra playing up to the very moment the vessel sank— Titanic’s fate was also a powerful tribute to the Christian faith and heroism of the churchmen found aboard her.

  • The Long History of the Culture Wars (Part Two)
  • The liberals raised the slogan “separation of Church and State,” but in reality separation was not their political goal; their real goal was the subjugation of the Church to the modern (i.e. secular) State.

  • The Middle Ages vs. the Enlightenment
  • Among the most enduring deceptions relating to the history of Europe is the characterization of the Middle Ages and the Era of Enlightenment as periods of darkness and light respectively. This mystification endures to the present day. In point of fact, it was the Enlightenment that was largely responsible for spreading the dark myth of the Middle Ages.

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