On the 3rd of August 2016, a group of traditionalist Catholics, who were praying using the Latin rite of the Church, were suddenly and brutally dragged out of St Rita’s church in France. Later in the media, pictures came out of a French priest who was in the church, being dragged out in the most barbaric of ways.
When I first heard such news, I was filled with mixed feelings of despair, anger but at the same time joy. The first two emotions; despair and anger are quite obvious. No, true Catholic, who hears such a news could remain unaffected. Anger and despair, because the French police decided that now is the time to brutally evacuate the church; now at a time when the French Church is still crying after the assassination of Fr Hamal, whose blood flowed from the alter steps after being killed by a Muslim, yes and he was a Muslim, not an extremist but simply a Muslim who was following Surah 9:5. What does this verse say? It says: “Fight and slay the pagans (Christians) wherever ye find them and seize them, confine them and lie in wait for them in every place of ambush.”
The reality is that when it comes to France and Muslims the once catholic country is being Islamized. In this article I would like to inform you that the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, called for the number of mosques in France to be doubled over the next two years. Boubakeur said that 2,200 mosques are “not enough” for the “7 million Muslims living in France.” He demanded that unused churches be converted into mosques. It must be made clear that in this case the church of St Rita was evacuated due to housing development which is going to take place. On that note, around 2800 churches are going to be demolished in the coming year.
There are two reasons why I was in a state of joy upon hearing such a news; that the French priest has been dragged from the church.
- This means that Christ words are true, as always: “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.”(John 15 20:21)
- Joy for, the traditionalist people inside the church, were not overcome by fear or anxiety, they were overcome by love for our Savior Christ. They didn’t make compromise or appeasement with the Muslims; no they continued to hear the mass as listened by St Louis IX and his fellow crusaders who went and fought the Mohammedans. The French traditionalist didn’t give holy communion to the Muslims, on the contrary as true Catholics they received our Lord on their tongue while kneeling with deep reverence and affection. The traditionalist do not make compromises with our enemy, we fight them with truth, like St Thomas Aquinas in Summa Contra Gentiles or St John Damascene.
The glory of the Church lies in those who aren’t afraid to be persecuted, who aren’t afraid to say it as it is and who aren’t afraid of defending the Faith.