Saturday, August 26, 2006

Blessed Ralph Milner
The Patron Saint against Ecumania?

In today's all-embracing and ecumenical-crazy Catholic Church... every once in awhile, we need a reminder of exactly why martyrs are called martyrs. And why they're already in heaven.

The elderly Blessed Ralph Milner was one of the Martyrs of the English Revolt against the One, True Church. Being practically illiterate, he supported his wife and eight children by manual labour. As a life-long Anglican, he saw the difference between his Catholic and Protestant neighbors, he made the decision to convert back to the Faith of his Fathers.

On the very day of his first Communion he was arrested for changing his religion. Blessed Ralph was eventually sentenced to death for being a Catholic. Probably moved with compassion for the aged man, the judge urged him to go, just once, and pray at a Protestant church and he would not be put to death by hanging.

Blessed Ralph refused to insult God, and in his own words, "to embrace a counsel so disagreeable to the maxims of the Gospel." Every effort was made to persuade him to change his mind and renounce the Faith, but to no avail. As he was being sent to the hangman's noose, his children were sent to him in the hope that he might finally renounce his Faith. Unshaken in his resolution, he gave his children his last blessing, declared that "he could wish them no greater happiness than to die for the like cause," and then met his death with the utmost courage and calm.

Think about this for a second... if he would have just spent a few minutes in a Protestant church, his life would have been spared, but Bl. Ralph knew it would be an insult to God. So he died a martyrs death.

And in today's Vatican II Approved, New & Improved Huggy-Touchy Catholic Church, we have more than a few so-called "priests" that preach the heresy of 'Universal Salvation' and they constantly spew the 'it doesn't what you believe, as long as you believe' drivel.

If what the Universal Salvation crew tells us is true... then are they telling us that the martyr's death of Blessed Ralph Milner was for absolutely nothing and his death was meaningless?

Yep, that's exactly what they're telling us.


Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Sad bu true, but, yes, that's exactly what they're telling us.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Kindred Spirit said...

"They" may be telling us the wrong things but, thanks be to God, we have the grace to know that "they" are wrong.

Blessed Ralph Milner, pray for us.

9:33 AM  

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