|Nigerian bishops speak with a prophetic voice.|
the LGBTQ movement. Under the guise of promoting tolerance for alternative views of human sexuality and family life, LGBTQ activists use every means at their disposal to get their agenda enshrined in our national and global laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-homosexual voices are up in arms over remarks by a Trump administration official pledging to end the Obama-era practice of using aid to influence foreign nation’s policies on abortion and homosexuality.
U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Mick Mulvaney addressed the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on July 25, CNS News reported, during which he expressed disgust that “U.S. taxpayer dollars are used to discourage Christian values in other democratic countries.”
“It was stunning to me that my government under a previous administration would go to folks in sub-Saharan Africa and say, ‘We know that you have a law against abortion, but if you enforce that law, you’re not going to get any of our money,’” Mulvaney explained. “‘We know you have a law against gay marriage, but if you enforce that law, we’re not going to give you any money.’”
“Persecution oftentimes stops far short of life-and-death matters (...) That is a different type of religious persecution that I never expected to see,” he said.But where are the voices of the Catholic shepherds, priests and bishops, to protect the Church and her teachings against the machinations of the powerful LGBTQ lobby? Or to put the question bluntly, When’s the last time you heard a homily which addressed clearly the Catholic Church’s teaching on this important issue?
You likely didn’t. Do you wonder why? A teaching by Our Lord during His Sermon on the Mount provides the answer:
Matthew 7: 15-20....
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.
16 By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
17Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
19Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.20So by their fruits you will know them.The revelation of the “fruit” that we have seen produced by the hierarchy of the west, should give us a clear indication of the “tree” that produced it:
- the exposure of the sinfulness of the McCarricks, Wuerls, Bransfields of the ChurchBut then there are courageous voices speaking out against the sinfulness of the LGBTQ philosophy coming from what many might consider a primitive and unsophisticated part of the world....the continent of Africa:
- the revelations from the Grand Jury investigation in Pennsylvania involving crimes and their cover-ups
- the various government raids on chancery offices, especially the office of the president of the USCCB cardinal DeNardo
- and even after the exposure of all this, there still has been no unified statement by bishops in western countries identifying and condemning the errors of the LGBTQ philosophy
Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) – A society cannot be united if it loses its moral values. We learn from the Bible that Sodom and Gomorrah (Ezekiel 16:48-50) became a symbol of a decadent society, whose moral fabric was systematically eroded” the Bishops of Kenya write in a statement issued at the end of their plenary assembly, in which they assess the present state of the country.
In the document sent to Fides the Bishops denounce various forms of threats: child abuse; child pregnancy; abortion. “United with the Holy Father and all the bishops of the world we are close to the victims of sexual abuse and all forms of violence against minors and vulnerable adults”.And another:
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dec 5, 2018 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Dar es Salaam has asked the government of Tanzania to reject any foreign aid that is conditioned on accepting Western cultural norms regarding homosexuality.
During a November harvest Mass in Dar es Salaam, Cardinal Polycarp Pengo said that “It is better to die of hunger than to receive aid and be compelled to do things that are contrary to God’s desire.”
Western nations “will stop supporting us if we are against homosexuality,” Pengo said, according to AMECAE News. The Cardinal added that “the sin of homosexuality” is “contrary to God’s plan in creation and should not be accepted at all.”And another:
ROME, October 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The Bishops of Africa are strongly resisting pressures to include the homosexual agenda in the Youth Synod, with one bishop from Cameroon saying that “99.9%” of the young people in his diocese don’t know what “LGBT” means.
At today’s synod press briefing, LifeSite asked Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon, if the bishops of Africa were concerned about the acronym “LGBT” making its way into the final document of the synod. We also asked him if the African episcopate is concerned about increased ideological colonization if the world’s bishops do not resist the powerful “LGBT” lobby.
Earlier this week, Bishop Fuanya said he doesn’t think any bishop of Africa will vote for any article that contains ‘LGBT’. “We will not vote for it. In our group, we [said] if you want to talk about homosexuality, refer to this number of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”
Reading the statements by the shepherds of the Catholic Church in Africa should speak volumes to thinking, faith-filled Catholics in the West, and especially, in the U.S.Nabi Sayeth: It really does come down to the question of “Who is right, who is wrong?” Or more precisely, “Who is faithful to the teaching of Our Lord and His Church and who is not?”
The courageous shepherds of Africa don’t just speak, they back up their words with actions, despite the possible consequences. They are prepared to die for their Catholic faith rather than to live in the manner pushed by those who promote the LGBTQ agenda.
The African Bishops and their people, as primitive and unsophisticated as they may be perceived, are producing great fruit. The Church in Africa continues to explode with growth. May the bishops in all other parts of the “developed” world humble themselves and learn from them.