Thursday, May 25, 2006

novena to St. Charles Lwanga & Companions

Marty Helgesen suggests a novena to St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, to ask for their intercession in our society's misunderstanding of homosexuality. My readers who do not subscribe to the Catholic sexual teachings may be shocked that I would publicize such a novena. That shock would be due more to the unwarranted dread of "homophobia"
as a plague in our society than to any homophobic significance to the calling for this novena.

Prayer is powerful. Make the novena according to your own lights, asking that St. Charles and his companions implore Christ, "Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth." Our postmodern culture suffers a lot because sexuality (both homo- and hetero- ) is not sufficiently understood from the God's-eye point of view.

From Marty:
Saturday, June 3, is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions,
the Uganda Martyrs. One of the reasons they were killed is they were
pages in the court of the pagan king, who was a homosexual, and they
refused to engage in acts of perversion with him because of their
Christian faith. They would seem to be suitable patron saints for
homosexuals, that they will be given the grace to live chastely, and
for the defense of the Church and civil society from attacks by mili-
tant homosexuals. I suggest a novena to them leading up to the
feast. If you start Thursday, May 25, the ninth day will be June 2.
If you start Friday, May 26, the last day will be the feast itself.
Also, whenever you learn of some attack on the Church or civil socie-
ty by militant homosexuals, you could offer the prayer, "St. Charles
Lwanga and Companions, pray for us"

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