attacks what is of God. Satan uses lies
to overwhelm truth. Satan opposes the
Church and seeks to destroy her, oftentimes
This comes in many ways. In our own
experience, the enemy used lies and
maligning to attack CFC and its remnant
CFC-FFL. In the political arena, lies
and maligning are hurled against Villar,
who is pro-God, pro-life (anti-RH),
pro-family and pro-poor. This has to
do with God's work because the Philippines
is destined to be God's light in Asia
and to the world, and a godly President
will help that come to pass. Now the
very head of the holy Roman Catholic
Church is attacked, with lies and maligning,
through media and dissident Catholics.
The evil one is intent on trying to
destroy the Church, often using the
How do we respond? We pray fervently.
We continue to move forward on the path
of holiness. We rejoice in the privilege
of embracing the cross of Christ and
experiencing redemptive suffering. We
continue to speak the truth and work
We pray for Christ's protection upon
his vicar, Pope Benedict XVI, with confidence
that the gates of hell will not prevail
over God's Church.
Worldwide Affirm Support for Pope
Decry Campaign to Discredit the Church
MADRID, Spain, APRIL 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).-
Countless bishops from across the globe
have weighed in to support Benedict
XVI as he is slandered
by media accusations regarding
the sex abuse scandal.
agree that a campaign in under way to
discredit the Church and they are calling
Catholics to prayer and communion with
the Vicar of Christ.
visible head of the Mystical Body of
Christ has been
mistreated by enemies of the Church,
with unheard of lack
of respect for the truth and
with a display of incredible cynicism,"
remarked Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani
Thorne, archbishop of Lima, at the chrism
Mass he celebrated Wednesday. "Behind
it all we can see an
attack on the Church to harm her.
his children, cannot remain silent.
Prayer is the main weapon that the Holy
Spirit puts at his disposal.
us pray for the Pope, for the Church,
for the bishops, for priests and for
consecrated life. [...] Let
us seek personal sanctity with
The episcopal conference from Paraguay
sent a letter to Benedict XVI affirming
"support, communion and solidarity."
bishops expressed their "communion
with the Pope, at this moment of pain
because of the attacks he receives in
his character of pastor of the universal
Church" -- attacks that seek "to
weaken his voice and moral authority."
"For to me to live is Christ, and
to die is gain." (Phil 1:21)