Didn't Our Lady say that Satan's next great assault would be on the family? Dr Kurland is spot on!
By Bob Kurland, PhD
“The family is the original cell of social life. It is the natural society in which husband and wife are called to give themselves in love and in the gift of life. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for freedom, security, and fraternity within society. The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society.” —Catholic Catechism, 2207
Yesterday (the 29th) my good lady interrupted my computer browsing to read to me the quotation below, from “A Presumption of Death.” The book (a continuation of Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey series by Jill Paton Walsh) is set in England at the very first part of World War II. The heroine, Harriet Vane (Lady Wimsey), is reading a letter from Miss Climpton, an aide to Lord Peter. I quote from that letter, since it shows how the Nazis tried to destroy the family as an institution, which is what the Left has been attempting for the last 60 years. The goal? The same as that of the Nazis—replace the family as a source of moral teaching by an authoritarian government. Here is the quote:
“… Christians in Germany and Austria are being really persecuted so subtly and wickedly, too, the older people being allowed to go to church, and all the CHILDREN being kept away by Hitler-jugend meetings on Sundays, and being taught to insult Christ and despise their parents for believing in religion. It must be terrible to be a father or mother and feel the government is deliberately ALIENATING one’s children and BREAKING UP the family…”—Jlll Paton Walsh, “A Presumption of Death,” Chapter 3.