French newspaper supporting Hollande’s gay marriage plans publishes demonic blasphemy against Holy Trinity

The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, with a weekly circulation of 150,000, has published a demonically blasphemous cartoon on its front page attacking the Catholic Church for her opposition to Prime Minister’s Hollande’s gay marriage legislation.

Warning – description of the cartoon will cause grave offense and upset.

The cartoon published on the 7th of November graphically depicts the three persons of the Most Holy Trinity engaging in homosexual intercourse.

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians has described Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon as being a ‘hate incident’ against Christians.

In response to the publication the French association Avenir de la Culture, member of the Federation Pro Europa Christiana, has directed an open letter to the Minister for  the Family requesting her support in a petition denouncing the “Christianophobic image.”

Protect the Pope comment: Protect the Pope will not post a link to the cartoon because it is so deeply upsetting. Seeing it is like being physically attacked. It is typical of Satanic blasphemy. What is new is that such a demonic attack has been published in a popular newspaper available in French newsstands. The degradation of Satanic blasphemy is moving out of the dark shadows into the mainstream media. We must re-double our prayers for those perpetrating such appalling sins against God, and make acts of reparation.

http://www.intoleranceagainstchristians.eu/case/caricature-of-holy-trinity-in-journal-hurts-feelings-of-christians.html

 

28 comments to French newspaper supporting Hollande’s gay marriage plans publishes demonic blasphemy against Holy Trinity

  • Eric

    “Seeing it is like being physically attacked”

    No it is not. It is deeply offensive but to compare it to physical attack is just silly.

    tears will be shed over it, but not blood and that is a hugely important distinction and one it is vitally incredibly important not to loose sight of.

    • Eric

      I am not dictating how anyone reacts to anything. I am not sure I could even if I wanted to. I am simply saying that to put offense of any sort (whether that be over this magazine, the Danish cartoons of Mohammed or “homophobic hate incidents” where there is no violence or threat of violence on an equal footing with real violence IS silly. Objectively silly because it overlooks an important distinction.

      Actually more than silly, it is dangerous because if we start to regard stupidly offensive cartoons as violence to us, then we are a step closer to being able to defend violence in retaliation and before long we are on the cusp of a dangerous spiral.

      there are certainly some muslim extremists who think that cartoon of Mohammed is on the par with physical violence against Muslims. They are the ones who are fire-bombing embassies. The non-violent majority of Muslims may be equally offended but they appreciate the distinction between offense and violence. I would have thought that it is better to be on the side of those who are capable of making the disinction, if only because it is easier to insist that everyone else, nutcase Muslim minority included, does as well.

      • Damian

        Jesus has already demonstrated and taught us Christians how to react to violence and how to treat those who despise us

      • Chris

        No you are not. You are playing your old trick of jumping on something peripheral in an attempt to have a go at Nick. I think you would be much happier on Tina Beattie’s blog.

        • John Dare

          I’ve said this before Chris, it would be easier for Nick if this was just the ‘we are right’ site, and it would be easy for him to make it just that. You must be aware that he has the power to block posts snd people, so why does he not initiate the ‘perfect’ site.

          What do you think the reason is?

    • Teresa

      wounds are not always physical – it is possible for mental harm to cause equal or greater damage, even.

      Not suggesting this is necessarily true in this particular circumstance, but it can certainly be true for decent honest people who find themselves ostracized or publicly verbally attacked simply for daring disagree or express their beliefs.

      How do you suppose the couple who delivered the C4M petition to the government are feeling after the death threats they received?

      So much for tolerant secular ideals

      • Eric

        well a death threat is an entirely different think because it goes beyond the offensive or upsetting and is a threat of actual VIOLENCE. So I think my distiction between offense and violence is maintained.

    • Chris

      Here we go again ….

  • Karla

    There is no great content in this magazine to attract people so the only way they get attention is to use blaspehemous imagery and provocation. It is an anti religious magazine. It is pathetic

    Meanwhile, 100000 protested against gay adoption and gay ‘marriage’ in France

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/french-protest-gay-marriage/story-e6freuz9-1226518924629

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/11/17/anti-gay-marriage-france/1711143

  • sam mace

    like being physically attacked? oh dear me it really is not. You may cry or be offended but you’re not actually physically harmed which is the important point in why speech shouldn’t be curbed no matter how offensive.

    • Eric

      To be fair to Deacon Nick, I don’t think he has called for the cartoon to be banned. AFAIK, Avenir de la Culture is asking for the publication to be “denounced” not banned.

      • sam mace

        I know Eric i was just making a wider point on how free speech should never be curbed :) and Damian no we weren’t and people can react how they wish like Eric I was simply making the point that to compare offense to physical violence is a bit silly.

    • Damian

      @Sam & Eric When were you appointed arbiters of how people respond to offensive imagery?
      FYI spiritual harm often has physical symptoms, as we are corporeal as well as spiritual beings
      It’s certainly not for others to prescribe how we should react.

    • savvy

      Sam,

      The enlightened crowd is shooting themselves in the foot. It’s like when I was in World Youth Day in Spain. The Youth were polite, the protestors were a screaming mob. And they call others hateful.

  • John Dare

    A quick google found this http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/19/french-satirical-magazine-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-prophet_n_1896063.html

    Given the content of the link, there csn surely be no ‘they wouldn’t do this to muslims ‘ comments. Maybe Nick should have drawn attention to the church’s common cause with islam in this matter.

  • Damian

    Lets clear a path here, a deeply offensive cartoon has been highlighted as being Christianophobic.
    Distractions have so far included Deacon Nick’ s personal experience and how he “should have reacted”
    The risk of Christians over reacting; the simplification of the human condition & comparison to how other faiths react to offensive cartoons
    The point of the post is: a deeply offensive publication that is “Christianophobic” is in national press in response to the Catholic Church’s opposition to ‘gay marriage’

    • John Dare

      You in advertising Damien?

    • John Dare

      Yes, there is a cartoon, and yes it is in repsonse to the churchs’ responses to gay marriage.

      This thing cuts two ways. RC’s don’t like the cartoon, and lots of people don’t like the RC ‘official’ view of gay marriage. Many of them find that view deeply offensive.

      I wonder how well the contents of this site would be viewed if the general public was aware of it? They might be as irate as you, but maybe not for the same reasons.

      We can all be irate, but its best to try not to be – bad for the blood pressure.

  • Pat

    This is why the reparatory devotions of the First Nine Fridays to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the First Five Saturdays to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are so critical in these times. See below for details:-

    Those involved in any form of Catholic Action, will be only too aware of the growing threats facing those who wish to remain faithful to traditional Catholic teaching and practice. Obviously, prayer must accompany the action that all Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, are called to take in order to defend and promote our glorious Faith. Our Blessed Lord, in revelations to St Margaret Mary Alacoque at Paray-le-Monial in France, and Our Blessed Lady, in revelations to the Fatima seer Sr. Lucia at Pontevedra in Spain, have given us most efficacious forms of prayer in order to overcome these threats, save our souls and help save other souls – namely, the devotions of the Nine First Fridays in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Five First Saturdays in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    The Nine First Fridays

    Our Blessed Lord appeared to St Margaret Mary on many occasions. Four apparitions, known as the “Great Revelations” took place between 1673 and 1675. During these revelations, Our Blessed Lord requested the following:-
    •The institution of a Holy Hour in memory of His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane (St Margaret Mary was asked to do this from 11pm to midnight on Thursday nights; a practice we could imitate).
    •A Communion of Reparation to be received on the First Friday of each month.
    •A Feast in honour of His Sacred Heart, to be kept on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi.
    •Consecration to His Sacred Heart.
    Our Blessed Lord gave twelve promises to St Margaret Mary for souls who would practice devotion to His Sacred Heart:-
    1.I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
    2.I will establish peace in their homes.
    3.I will console them in all their afflictions.
    4.I will be their secure refuge during life and especially at the hour of death.
    5.I shall bestow abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
    6.Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and ocean of infinite mercy.
    7.Tepid souls shall become fervent.
    8.Fervent souls shall rise rapidly to a high degree of perfection.
    9.I will bless every place where an image of my Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honoured.
    10.I will give to priests the power to touch the hardest hearts.
    11.Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
    12.I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart, that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Communion on the First Friday of every month, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance, and that they shall not die without receiving the Sacraments, and that My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.
    A concrete way in which to practise this devotion, can be found in the book “The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus” by Fr John Croiset SJ (TAN books ISBN 0-89555-334-1). The sleeve notes from the book state the following:- “Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is not “just another book on the Sacred Heart devotion”, but it can be truly said to be the book on this devotion. Written by the spiritual director of St Margaret Mary (1647-1690), the book comes from the pen of a man intimately familiar with every aspect of the revelations given by Our Lord to this famous saint; thus, the book is actually the “key” to understanding the importance and the centrality of the Sacred Heart devotion for our lives as true Catholics . . . Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was actually commissioned by Our Lord Himself through St Margaret Mary, and as the author neared completion of it, the Saint told him that Our Lord said it was so completely in accord with His wishes that it would never be necessary to make any change in it. Later she revealed to Fr Croiset that it was Our Lord Himself who had inspired him with the ideas in this book and that it was so pleasing to Him that “none other but Himself could have arranged everything so much to His wishes”.

    The Five First Saturdays

    The following is taken from Sister Lucia’s memoirs (she is writing in the third person). The events took place at her convent in Pontevedra, Spain:-

    “On December 10th 1925 the Most Holy Virgin appeared to her (Sr Lucia) and by Her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was a child. The Most Holy Virgin rested Her hand on her (Sr Lucia’s) shoulder, and as She did so, She showed her a heart encircled with thorns, which She was holding in Her other hand. At the same time, the Child said; “Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no-one to make an act of reparation to remove them.” Then the Most Holy Virgin said; Look, My Daughter, at My Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me, and announce that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

    A couple of years later, on November 1st 1927, Sr Lucia wrote a letter to Dona Maria Filomena Morais de Miranda, highlighting the importance of the First Saturday devotion and clarifying a couple of points. Here are some excerpts from that letter:-

    “I don’t know if you already know about the reparatory devotion of the five Saturdays to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As it is still recent, I would like to inspire you to practice it, because it is requested by Our Dear Heavenly Mother and Jesus has manifested a desire that it be practised. Also, it seems to me that you would be fortunate, dear godmother, not only to know it and to give Jesus the consolation of practising it, but also to make it known and embraced by many other persons. It consists in this: During five months on the first Saturday, to receive Jesus in Communion, recite a Rosary, keep Our Lady company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, and make a confession. This confession can be made a few days earlier, and if in this previous confession you have forgotten the intention (of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary) one can offer the following confession for this intention, provided that on the first Saturday one receives Holy Communion in the state of grace, with the intention of repairing for offences against the Most Holy Virgin, and which afflict Her Immaculate Heart. It seems to me, my dear godmother, that we are fortunate to be able to give Our Dear Heavenly Mother this proof of love, for we know that She desires it to be offered to Her. As for myself, I avow that I am never so happy as when first Saturday arrives. Isn’t it true that our greatest happiness is to belong entirely to Jesus and Mary and to love Them, and Them alone, without reserve? We see this so clearly in the lives of the saints . . . They were happy because they loved, and we, my dear godmother, we must seek to love as they did, not only to enjoy Jesus, which is the least important – because if we do not enjoy Him here below, we will enjoy Him up above – but to give Jesus and Mary the consolation of being loved . . . . and that in exchange for this love They might be able to save many souls . . .”
    Sister Lucia was asked by her confessor, Father Gonçalves, why Our Lady had asked for five First Saturdays, and not any other number. It was Sr Lucia’s habit to make a holy hour from eleven in the evening to midnight, especially on Thursday evenings, according to the requests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Paray-le-Monial. On the night of May 29-30, 1930, she put Fr Gonçalves’ question to Our Blessed Lord and received the following answer:-

    “My daughter, the reason is simple. There are five types of offences and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

    1.Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
    2.Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.
    3.Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.
    4.The blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother.
    5.The offences of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.
    Sadly, even among traditional Catholics, the prominence that should be given to these two crucial devotions appears to be dwindling. This is a plea to all Catholics to either begin these devotions of reparation, or take them up again, and if at all possible, to practice them continuously, and to get as many others as possible to practice them. Sacrilege and blasphemy against Our Blessed Lord and Our Blessed Lady have attained unprecedented heights and are being added to daily, so recourse to these devotions has become increasingly urgent.

  • Lynda

    A person whose spirit is not in harmony with God, would not comprehend the depth of offence that the Faithful experience when God is mocked or abused (and this includes through His Holy Church). It cuts us to the core of our being.

  • Ronald Schleyer

    I finally found the puerile display complained about and can easily see it is typical French superficiality, a venal display of the French mind. The indictment is of the French and France! Have they ever changed? Will they ever grow up? Only when they abandon the religion that is typified by “praying by moving their lips,” which is how the subtle Teuton described Roman Catholicism. Admittedly, Catholic faith in other guises is not as corrupted, but the difference (say between Italy and France or between Portugal and Brazil or Brazil and Argentina) is really slight. Don’t you see? The corruption of the faith is CATHOLIC!

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