Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saint Thomas Becket
He would know how to deal with this treachery!

I got through this day of treachery and compromise by watching Becket (on DVD) with Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton.

Saint Thomas Becket spent most of his life playing to the political classes and serving at the whim of King Henry II. He was very thorough in the King's work and making it very clear that he was in the pursuits of what his secular King deemed appropriate.

It was only when the King usurped seat of Canterbury by forcing Saint Thomas Becket's placement as the Archbishop that his allegiance shifted. His conversion put him in direct conflict with the King, when the whole entire point of appointing Saint Thomas Becket was so that the King could control the Church.

As we all know this ended in the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral defending his Church.

Contrast that to what happened today! Where were the Bishops? Where are the defenders. Is there anyone left who would gladly face martyrdom to protect the Church. All we seem to have is lunatic martyrs in the Muslim world that will only use their death as a tool for human destruction.

The slaughtering of innocents goes on, supported by Priests, institutions, Bishops, and lay people who know better. All the while our culture and way of life is coming to an end by our own selfishness and greed. The smug bastard better known as our President councils us in our own institution on how we should act. Saint Thomas Becket we need your prayers and your assistance. Please petition our Lord for the strength and courage we need to stand as you did in the face of great earthly power and smite it with Justice, Fortitude, and Charity!


Blogger Thomas L. said...

I was named after Saint Thomas Becket, and I've also wondered what he thinks about this, looking down from Heaven.

Saint Thomas Becket, pray for us!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Al said...

I couldn't have said this better.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

I'm only a housewife and I can't drive so that further restricts my activity. But I'm doing my best to reform my own life and drag it more and more into line with Holy Mother Church. I've devoted one side of our livingroom as an Icon corner where we can pray and meditate on God. I cover my head not only at mass but also any time that I leave the house so that people KNOW that I am Catholic.

I'm teaming up with like-minded Catholic friends so that we can start to live a VISIBLE Catholic life here on our islands. I've joined a Gregorian Chant Schola so that I can learn the right way to sing. Our kid(s) will join it as well!

The monks of Golgatha Island here in Orkney have returned to Rome. I've been in contact with them. We're going to start moving and shaking, getting all of the Catholics here in Orkney connected and praying and living their faith outwardly and boldly.

I'm not going to sit around and wait for defenders. I'm going to be one myself! Even if I have to do most of my defending while on my knees with a Rosary rather then out there under the spot light.

I've started a new blog about being Catholic in Orkney:

I'm hoping that it helps open many eyes to the fact that Orkney was Catholic a LOT longer then it was protestant ~ and now, it's neither. There's a vacuum here that needs to be filled! I'm doing my best... God willing, the Catholic faith will come back to life and Christiandom will rise again!

2:05 PM  

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