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PERSECUTION WATCH: RECENT TREND HAS SOME WONDERING ABOUT FUTURE ATTACKS AGAINST CATHOLICISM
Do you know -- and it's kind of dramatic -- that Cardinal Francis Eugene George, who is 75, reportedly said, in 2010, "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square."
The comment came not over health-care laws, but after passage of legislation that allowed for homosexual civil unions in Illinois.
But there is a connection. The health-care controversy -- which saw more than ninety percent of U.S. bishops issue almost unprecedented denunciations from the pulpit -- was fueled in large part by the same concern that Cardinal George had over civil unions: infringement on religious rights, particularly those of Catholics.
Could it lead to persecution? Is there persecution already? What do prophets say? In 2010, he also spoke at Brigham Young University about the continued need for Catholics and Mormons to stand together to protect religious freedom.
The reaction of Cardinal George, archbishop of Chicago and once president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was understandable when one considers that the issue of gay rights and whether everyone must adhere to them -- hiring active homosexuals, even in parishes, and allowing for their marriage -- could be more dangerous than that of health care for the Church, which may be held for discrimination or even "hate crimes" if it resists.
Such has already occurred in Ireland, where a bishop is under government investigation for "hate crime" remarks (warning of secularism) at Knock, a famous shrine dedicated to a silent apparition.
The same has occurred in Australia and Canada.
In the "public square," the media has long waged a subtle persecution. Look no further than the Boston Globe, which has an outright vendetta against the Church and is owned by The New York Times, which created that global firestorm against the Church in 2010 based on a lawsuit and revelations about a priest named Father Lawrence Murphy, who allegedly abused dozens of youngsters at a school for the deaf in the Milwaukee area -- a lawsuit that last Friday was withdrawn (but with very little media attention).
This is serious business; so are other attacks on the Vatican. While one must note the incredible media uproar at Penn State University -- over a single abuser, where the Church acknowledges 4,000 abuse cases in the past decade -- there is a constant drumbeat that targets Catholicism and entertainers long have been granted free rein to say and portray Catholicism in any way they like, the latest outrage involving some rapper named Nicki Minaj who on the nationally-televised Grammy awards appeared in a blood-red, nun-inspired satin robe with an older man dressed to resemble the Pope as her "date."
As a report said: "The rapper then debuted a new song from her forthcoming album 'Roman Reloaded,' taking religious symbolism to a whole new level of weirdness. Her 'performance" consisted of an onstage exorcism, seemingly on herself, complete with levitations, fire, lighting and gibberish. As a white-hooded, Goth-like church choir sang a chilling rendition of 'Come All Ye Faithful,' Minaj strapped herself to a leather table and was lifted into the air as flames burned beneath."
In fact, attacks against Rome are a common theme in Catholic mysticism and have been for centuries.
The famous third secret of Fatima had priests, religious, and a pope injured or killed (which certainly occurred, after that prophecy, under Communism). One of the seers also had a vision of a crowd throwing rocks at a besieged Pope and calling him vile names. One of the secrets at LaSalette -- another Church-sanctioned appearance, this one in France -- said that one day the Church would "be in eclipse" and that "all the civil governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every religious principle, to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism, and vice of all kind." (It also said that "seasons will be altered," which should give us further pause). "A time of darkness and the Church will witness a frightful crisis," it added -- referring not just from persecution from without but the infiltration of evil in the Church's own ranks (see again: abuse crisis).
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