Monday, 3 June 2013

St. Charles Lwanga and the marriage vote

Over on his blog Laurence England has made the very good suggestion that we pray the rosary today and tomorrow that the House of Lords will reject Cameron's bill to redefine marriage. There's no better to person to ask to defend marriage than Our Lady, Queen of the Family, but it is also a good idea to ask the prayers of the martyrs whose feast it is today.

St. Charles Lwanga and his companions were executed by King Mwanga of Uganda in 1886 for rejecting his sexual advances and refusing to renounce their faith under threat of torture and death. For those of us who believe that marriage is a sacrament and exists only between one man and one woman this witness is a cold splash of water in the face, reminding us that we are called to stand up for our beliefs no matter what the cost. We are not going to be burned alive as St. Lwanga, we will not be beheaded as some of his companions so with all this in mind we should be even more bold in testifying to the truth. Staying silent is not an option. And we have no excuse for not trying.

St Charles Lwanga and companions, pray for us.

1 comment:

  1. It has become clear and obvious on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world we have politicians and a cheerleading secularist media that is fanning the flames of redefining societal norms....Now they are coming after marriage and it will not stop there...The aim to is to trample on , humiliate those who are followers of the risen lord...I say enough is enough its time to stand up for our beliefs and tell these elitists we have had enough..

    Walk Gently in the sight of Jesus,

    Rob
    Bay Shore, NY

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