While Cardinal Sarah compares to other, more recent, political entities (legitimately), I'll stick with the more ancient nomenclature. Either way, it's a crisis, and its origin is a very significant player.
...Cardinal Robert Sarah said the idolatry of Western freedom and Islamic
fundamentalism are "almost like two apocalyptic beasts” and similar to
Nazism and Communism...
...According to the full text of his intervention (see below), given to the Register and Aleteia, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship said “we find ourselves between gender ideology and ISIS”.
Islamic massacres and libertarian demands “regularly contend for the
front pages of the newspapers”, he said, and pointed to June 26 this
year. So-called Ramadan terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia,
and Tunisia, took place that day, as did the Supreme Court decision
allowing same-sex “marriage” nationwide.
“From these two radicalizations arise the two major threats to the
family: its subjectivist disintegration in the secularized West through
quick and easy divorce, abortion, homosexual unions, euthanasia et
cetera," Cardinal Sarah said, and cited as examples gender theory, the
'Femen' radical feminist group, the LGBT lobby, and the International
Planned Parenthood Federation.
“On the other hand,” he said, there is the “pseudo-family of
ideologized Islam which legitimizes polygamy, female subservience,
sexual slavery, child marriage." He said he was referring to Al Qaeda,
Isis, Boko Haram and other similar groups....
So wherefrom these two ideologies?
...The West African cardinal said “several clues” allow one to intuit the very “demonic origin” of these two movements.
Unlike the Spirit of Truth that promotes communion, he said “these
encourage confusion” and demand a “universal and totalitarian rule.”
They are “violently intolerant, destroyers of families, society and the
Church, and are openly Christianophobic,” he said.
“We are not contending against creatures of flesh and blood.”
If you have not a sword, sell your cloak to obtain one. Do it while on your knees in prayer.
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