Blasphemy of fostering contempt for the Virgin Mary in the hearts of children II

Last week I wrote about the blasphemy who seek openly to foster in the hearts of children indifference or contempt or even hatred for the Immaculate Mother and its origin.  This week I will write a bit about its destructive consequences that we can see all around us today.

Once the Holy Mother of God is cut out of her role in the education of children, the floodgates are opened for a tidal wave of corruption, destroying the innocence of children. That is precisely what we have witnessed in the past half-century or more. First there have been the plagues of divorce and contraception that have made children to be an afterthought in marriage and marriage to become an institution of adult self-gratification; of course that has actually led to the demise of healthy marriage and family life. After children became an afterthought, they were then, by means of in-vitro fertilization, reduced to being a product of manufacturing in the laboratory.

Thrown into this world, without the stable, committed love of a married mother and father, deprived of the knowledge and love of their heavenly mother, children have been abandoned to the misguidance of an anti-culture. A true culture prepares boys and girls to become men and women, capable of entering into stable marriages and raising families of their own. The anti-culture of narrow calculation turns human beings into interchangeable cogs in the economic machine; children are not raised to become men and women, but to pursue ‘careers’.

So it is that we first had ‘sex education’ which taught children the biology of reproduction without teaching them the meaning of human love; indeed, it taught them the biology of reproduction so that they might learn to enjoy sex while avoiding children. Separating sex from procreation opened the door to the equation of homosexual relations with heterosexual relations. That in turn opened the door for the gender ideology that would deny any significance to sexual differentiation. This is now being taught to children, leaving them in utter confusion about their fundamental identity as male or female.

It is the poor who suffer most from this tidal wave, because they are the least capable of offering resistance and the most subject to the propaganda of public education and public medicine. In the end, they are robbed of their most precious treasure: their own children. The upper classes, at least, have the compensation of their ‘careers’, together with the promise of future retirement.

In the face of this tidal wave, the Immaculate Virgin Mary remains the ‘great sign’ of hope; the woman clothed with the sun, the moon at her feet, and a crown of twelve stars, representing the whole innumerable multitude of her children, about her head. (cf. Rev 12:1; Rev 7:4,9) She is always the mother of fair love and of holy hope. She is the star of the sea who gives light and guidance to us in our distress and tribulation in the storms of this life. We must turn to her offering her the reparation of our sorrow and devotion. We must turn to her that the desiccated life of faith might flourish anew; we must turn to her that we might be able to plant a living faith, together with love for her, in the next generation; we must turn to her that she might guide the children of this time through the darkness that surrounds them; that she might protect the innocence that is threatened on every side; that she might show to them and to us the true meaning of love and of life.

 

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Fr. Joseph Levine graduated from Thomas Aquinas College and after a long journey was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Baker, Oregon. He currently serves as pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles on the Columbia River.

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