The time of the persecution of Christians is in Europe.
On January 13, 2013, 1.4 million Christians, including children and the elderly, peacefully marched in support of traditional marriage in Paris and were met with tear gas and batons.
On January 24, 2013, despite the overwhelming disapproval of the French populace of homosexual marriage, the socialists-dominated French parliament approved legislation authorizing same-sex couples to marry and to adopt children.
Two days ago in Brussels, Belgium, an archbishop of the Catholic Church was attacked by four enraged pro-abortion lesbians who doused the priest with water from bottles shaped in the image of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
John-Henry Westen reports for LifeSiteNews that on April 23, 2013 at the ULB University in Brussels, Belgium, four topless women shouted and cursed as they attacked the head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, by dousing him with water.
The archbishop, who was at the university to participate in a debate on blasphemy law, remained calmly seated with his eyes serenely closed in prayer.
The four women, representing the “feminist” pro-abortion homosexual group FEMEN, took to the stage where they disrobed to reveal black-painted slogans on their bare chests and backs, such as “my body my rules,” and “anus dei is coming.” “Anus dei” is their mockery of Agnus Dei (Lamb of God), a liturgical prayer addressed to Christ as Savior. The women also held signs reading “stop homophobia”. The women doused the archbishop with water from bottles formed in the image of Blessed Mary, the mother of Christ.
For most of the attack, which lasted a number of minutes before the women could be forced off stage, Archbishop Leonard sat drenched with water with eyes closed in prayer. After the ordeal, the archbishop reverently kissed the image of the Virgin Mary on one of the water bottles that was used in the attack.
Le Soir reports that one of the interveners said of the archbishop: “He was very calm and maintained a position of prayer. I have to believe he was praying for us.”
According to FEMEN, Tuesday’s attack was spurred by an interview three weeks ago where Archbishop Leonard said that when speaking to Christians who are inclined to homosexuality he suggests celibacy, as is required for all single persons.
The FEMEN incident is not the first time Leonard has been attacked for standing up for the Church’s teachings on homosexuality and expressing his concern for those who live the homosexual lifestyle.
- In 2007, then Bishop-of-Namur Leonard was accused of an offense against the Belgian anti-racism act for calling homosexual acts “abnormal”. He was cleared of homophobia charges in 2008 after appearing in court.
- In 2010, as the new archbishop of Brussels, Leonard was targeted by homosexualist groups, and condemned by the country’s prime minister, for speaking the truth — that AIDS is a consequence of risky sexual behavior, including homosexual sexual activity.
- Also in 2010 Leonard was attacked at his Cathedral by a man who shoved a cherry pie in the archbishop’s face.
- In 2011, homosexual activists at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels threw a custard pie in Leonard’s face.
Archbishop Leonard has been a great supporter for the pro-life movement in Belgium, speaking at their inaugural March for Life in 2010.
Below are more — uncensored — pictures of the demonic attack on Archbishop Leonard (Source: De Standaard).
Eye bleach alert!!!!
Please pray for Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard and for the Church in Europe.
Our time, too, will come and may already be here. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago had warned us about the coming persecution. Alarmed at Obama’s war against the Catholic Church and against religious liberty, Cardinal George said “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”
In the days before the November 6, 2012 presidential elections, Obama had urged his supporters to “vote for revenge,” while his malevolent
senior adviser consigliere, the Iran-born Marxist Valerie Jarrett, vowed:
“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”
My brothers and sisters in Christ, let us “put on the armor of God” and stand “firm against the tactics of the devil … on the evil day.” And “having done everything,” we hold our ground and “stand fast,” with our “loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,” our “feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace” and “in all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6)
H/t FOTM’s Christine Hall & MD Hobbit