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Monday, October 05, 2009

Alphonse de Valk - Advocating Violence

I just read this short piece in Catholic Insight, a publication I check up on just to make sure they're not too crazy. As it turns out...:
The thesis of the article “Forty years of abortion have passed and no solution, Why?” (by J. Bissonnette) is that Christians, and especially Catholics, have not been radical enough. They have not surrendered their lives to martyrdom. “Abortion will end and it will end sooner and more suddenly than we expect, if we are willing to be bold,” he states.
Anyone else scared shitless reading that? Anyone? Just me, then? Ok, don't say I didn't warn you.

I've slapped Alphonse de Valk down in the past, but that was for being stupid. This endorsement of actual violence is concerning. Nowhere in the summary does de Valk condemn the use of "martyrs" or the use of violence to kill people, which, if I'm not mistaken, is against the law in Canada. Right?

Mr. de Valk (again, I will not refer to clergy as "Father") might want to check out the Criminal Code of Canada, sections 222 and 223. Just a thought.

Alphonse says that there is a "net" closing around Christian professionals and how they're compromising their values. The pertinent quote is:
How Christians respond to this closing net as individuals and how the Church reacts as an institution will determine whether the Church degenerates to the vanishing point, or whether it will be revitalized.
I can only hope for the former.

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