‘You Are Wrong and Your God Is Wrong.’

 

“You are wrong and your God is wrong.” A statement that a committed Catholic, Christian, or Jew might hear in China, North Korea, or in any number of countries, but not in Canada, and not from a judge.

Mary Wagner may be known in Canada, and in the United States among pro-life advocates, but she is well known in Poland. Poland is under pressure from the EU to liberalize their abortion laws. Poland is also under pressure to repeal a mandatory retirement age for judges, a law that was written to remove judges that were hearing cases during the Soviet occupation of Poland. As one writer put it, Poland was not impressed with the old totalitarians, and they are not impressed with the new totalitarians. Mary Wagner has been honored with a postage stamp in Poland.

“Speaking of Poland,” I said. “Why is there such an affinity between Mary and Poland? Here in Canada, very few people have heard of her, and in Poland a million people came out to see her. I mean, she’s not even Polish. That’s just incredible.”

“The Poles still have the [fullness of the Catholic] faith, so they understand her more than Canadians,” said Jack. “The faith is deeper in them. The Polish Church was persecuted, that’s why. The Polish episcopate is very strong. The Canadians are weak.”

Canadians are not the only weak ones in Western Christianity. Judeo-Christian believers are under siege and there are those that wish to open the gates in a misplaced belief that one can reason with the relentless demands of popular culture warriors.

Mary Wagner has been in and out of jail in Canada because she is considered a dangerous woman. One cannot be too careful when dealing with a woman who hands a woman a red or white rose inside an abortion clinic and asks them to reconsider their decision to abort their child.

“Why do you give pregnant women white roses?” I remembered to ask.

“White or red roses,” Mary corrected. She explained that in 2012 she had spoken to a man named John, the survivor of a chemical abortion, who had gone to an abortion clinic on his birthday to give roses to the clinic staff on their way to work and tell them his story. Mary was very moved by that and thought it was a beautiful and non-threatening thing to do.

You can read the entire essay from Catholic World Report here.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Scott Wilmot Member

    Doug Watt: Mary Wagner has been honored with a postage stamp in Poland.

    God bless my Polish brothers and sisters. A country that has crowned Jesus Christ as her king and Mary as her queen has her priorities right.

    Doug Watt: Mary Wagner has been in and out of jail in Canada because she is considered a dangerous woman.

    May Mary Wagner remain under the protection of Our Lady of Częstochowa, Queen of Poland.

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    • May 19, 2019, at 9:05 AM PDT
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  2. The Reticulator Member

    I hadn’t known about any of this, including the EU push to get Poland to change its abortion laws. I wonder how that is supposed to help economic integration.

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    • May 19, 2019, at 1:09 PM PDT
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  3. EJHill Podcaster

    The Reticulator : I wonder how that is supposed to help economic integration.

    You are assuming the only goal is economic.

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    • May 19, 2019, at 4:31 PM PDT
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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    As I have said before, the secular supremacist left is determined (in service to their god) to invert Philippians 2:9-11 (ESV):

    Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    The black robed priests of the death cult now command:

    Every knee shall be made to bow and every tongue be compelled to confess that Jesus Christ is not Lord, [to the glory of our infernal lord].

    While the red faction of the red-green alliance dreams of extending this more generally to any authority beyond the (now informal) Party, the current formulation allows continued mutual support between the Islamists and the socialists.

    Vice President Pence warned Liberty University graduates and their families in his Liberty University commencement address:

    The American people cherish our tradition of religious education, and as President Trump said at this very podium two years ago, on our watch, “No one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or from preaching what is in your heart.” That’s a promise. (Applause.)

    But my message to all of you in the Class of 2019 is — derives of the moment that we’re living in today. You know, throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian. It didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible.

    But things are different now. Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. So as you go about your daily life, just be ready. Because you’re going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you’re going to be asked to endorse them. You’re going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.

    So you need to prepare your minds for action, men and women. You need to show that we can love God and love our neighbor at the same time through words and deeds. (Applause.) And you need to be prepared to meet opposition.

    As the founder of this university often said, quote, “No one ever achieved greatness without experiencing opposition.”

    So, men and women of Liberty University, Class of 2019, as you strive for greatness, know that you’ll face challenges, you’ll face opposition. But just know this: If, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you end up in the fire, there’ll be another in the fire. (Applause.)

     

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    • May 19, 2019, at 4:48 PM PDT
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  5. The Reticulator Member

    EJHill (View Comment):

    The Reticulator : I wonder how that is supposed to help economic integration.

    You are assuming the only goal is economic.

    I’m certain it isn’t. But I wonder how many people bought into it on economic grounds.

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    • May 19, 2019, at 5:10 PM PDT
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  6. The Reticulator Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    The Reticulator : I wonder how that is supposed to help economic integration.

    You are assuming the only goal is economic.

    I’m certain it isn’t. But I wonder how many people bought into it on economic grounds.

    For example, how much of the public opposition to Brexit is made on economic grounds?

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    • May 19, 2019, at 5:48 PM PDT
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  7. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    They would never give the same lecture to a Muslim.

    Something on Polish Catholicism to lighten your day:

    A good online friend of mine is a Polish Catholic. In a fairly secular sci-fi setting, he writes for the Pope. An artificially intelligent pope, but the pope nonetheless. His crowning achievement was when he described meeting a disturbing alien species, like something out of HP Lovecraft. The space Catholics converted the giant blob to the faith. The story was so interesting that when the story had the other giant eldritch monsters turning to follow their evil alien overlord, the Catholic blob refused – the only one not to do so. Thus began the tale of Pusheen, the Catholic parishioner that was considerably larger than the Vatican, floating in space. Even a bunch of secular sci-fi geeks can understand the power of faith.

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    • May 19, 2019, at 11:23 PM PDT
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