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Fr James Martin and Blasphemie
Ultraviolet
...because Marcel Lefebvre defied Rome's authority entirely. @Seidenspinner That's an intoerable precedent and quite dangerous to a monarchical hierarchy such as the Vatican. I believe it was James Clavell who observed, "The law may be used to confound reason, reason must certainly not be used to confound the law."

By contrast, James Martin provides a certain faction within Rome with a way to …More
...because Marcel Lefebvre defied Rome's authority entirely. @Seidenspinner That's an intoerable precedent and quite dangerous to a monarchical hierarchy such as the Vatican. I believe it was James Clavell who observed, "The law may be used to confound reason, reason must certainly not be used to confound the law."

By contrast, James Martin provides a certain faction within Rome with a way to indirectly advance an agenda while retaining official deniability. In short, Martin serves a purpose and Lefebvre's defiance did not.
Seidenspinner
Friendly reminder that Rome excommunicated Marcel Lefebvre and elevated the ranks of James Martin.
Ultraviolet
@Live Mike A pity Sr. Lucia never bothered to explain why all the offenses against the Blessed Mother went unpunished during the good sister's own lifetime (+2005) She lived through all of the blasphemy that fraudulently called itself "art", "cinema", and "theater". She lived through ALL of it, starting with the beginnings in the 60s right into the 21st century. It's indisputable the culprits …More
@Live Mike A pity Sr. Lucia never bothered to explain why all the offenses against the Blessed Mother went unpunished during the good sister's own lifetime (+2005) She lived through all of the blasphemy that fraudulently called itself "art", "cinema", and "theater". She lived through ALL of it, starting with the beginnings in the 60s right into the 21st century. It's indisputable the culprits went unpunished. On the contrary, many were praised for their "bold, transgressive visions, etc. etc.

I believe Sr. Lucia forgot that Jesus is God and God allows humanity free-will. If God did not allow humanity the freedom to blaspheme, even against Himself or the Blessed Mother, then humanity would no longer be free.
Live Mike
I understand what you mean. Perhaps when we read Sr. Lucia's quote in the context of "the Last Times of the world" and "the wrath of the Lamb - Rev 6:16-17" it makes more sense. Let's see what happens.
Ultraviolet
I'd "like" your comment @Live Mike but unfortunately your "blocking" deprives me of doing that as well. Just so you know. :)
Live Mike
Peace brother
Ultraviolet
Well! That was a surprise and a pleasant one. :D
mccallansteve
The god of Fr. Martin is Satan.
Hugh N. Cry
Nah, I hear he adores a certain sphincter muscle.
Live Mike
“Also, since Our Lord is a very good Son, He will not permit that we offend and despise His Blessed Mother. We have as obvious testimony the history of different centuries where Our Lord has shown us with terrible examples how He has always defended the honor of His Blessed Mother." - Sr. Lucia of Fatima, December 26, 1957 [Brace for impact]
HerzMariae
The golden corona around the head of Mary and the Christ child are symbolize actions of the divine -- the divinity of Christ and the place in heaven of the Mother of God. To replace them with *any* merely secular symbol is to denigrate that truth and amounts to blasphemy.
Tesa
In order to like the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa with LGBTQ coloured halos it is necessary to hate our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Holy Mother.
giveusthisday
Actually, Father Martin, she weeps for all of her children who will be led to perdition by the Church itself which has decided against the clear will of God, that mortal sin, is beautiful and to be honored.