It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Monday, June 4, 2012

For Everything There Is A Season..

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) - For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war...

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The above film is true. This really happened, in Mexico, less than a century ago. It could happen anywhere, even the United States, and it should serve as a lesson to all of us. I strongly suggest you watch the film and ponder this. What would you do? What would motivate you to fight for your faith? Yes, there is a time when it is appropriate for Christians to fight, and it follows along Saint Thomas Aquinas "just war" doctrine. There is also a time when it is not appropriate to fight. At which time martyrdom is preferred.

We know from the teachings of our prophets that before the time of great martyrdom under Antichrist, there will first come a period when Christians will fight back (militarily) against the tyranny of relativism. We do not know when this day will come, but when the time is right, and the circumstances are appropriate, it will happen. This will be followed by an age of peace (unknown length) before the time of Antichrist (and great martyrdom) comes. It is this first period of Christian revolution that is of particular interest to us, because we know the time is near. This film, pointing back to the Cristiada, might help us understand the proper disposition an army for Christ ought to have in such a future conflict. Granted, this is hypothetical for the moment, as the full furry of God's chastisement on the modern world has yet to be released.