Il matrimonio è il fulcro, da sempre, della morale cristiana, contro cui i nemici della Chiesa e della fede cristiana si sono accaniti.
Proprio in difesa del matrimonio, la Chiesa annovera alcuni martiri. Tra questi uno è san Giovanni Battista, il cui martirio è stato celebrato ieri, morto per la purezza ed indissolubilità del vincolo nuziale.
Ma anche san Tommaso Moro, che si oppose ad un atto del Parlamento (inglese) direttamente contrario alla legge di Dio e della sua Santa Chiesa (v. qui e qui).
Insomma, nella storia della Chiesa, il matrimonio è stato uno dei terreni di scontro tra opposte forze. Ieri come oggi. Rilancio volentieri, perciò, questa riflessione tratta da Rorate caeli.
Marriage, it's always been marriage
From the very first Martyrdom, that of the "Greatest born of women", Saint John the Baptist, whose Beheading we celebrate today, the purity/indissolubility of marriage has always been the essential moral and social dogmatic centerpiece of Christian life since the fullness of time, when Our Lord Jesus Christ, " (Casti connubii, 34)
Always marriage: always marriage, whose purity the Greeks were at times led to corrupt by orders. Always marriage -- the rejection of the indissolubility of a single marital bond at the end made that most Catholic Isle, the Dowry of Mary, be led astray by a murderous and lecherous tyrant.
In the Sacrosanct Council of Trent, the Sacrament was completely surrounded with utmost protection. But despite so much attack from the neo-paganized society around us, it is incredibly under attack from the very top of our own Church, and, worse, as always happens with Modernists, they do not wish to disestablish indissolubility itself. No, they want to disestablish it in all but name: if a "remarried" couple is not in need of confession and can approach the most Blessed Sacrament in purity (and so an unmarried couple, or a homosexual or polygamous "partnership" of any sort), then what is the purpose of the Sacrament at all, much less of its indissolubility?
As always, these evil hierarchs now at the highest echelons of the Church,
". Moreover they lay the axe not to the branches and shoots, . Further, ; and since audacity is their chief characteristic, there is no conclusion of any kind from which they shrink or which they do not thrust forward with pertinacity and assurance. To this must be added the fact, which indeed is, of assiduous and ardent application to every branch of learning, and that they possess, as a rule,. Finally, and this almost destroys all hope of cure, their very doctrines have given such a bent to their minds, that they disdain all authority and brook no restraint; and relying upon ." (Pascendi, 3)
May Saint John the Baptist, through his most pure and blessed blood, preserve the Church in this extremely perilous time.
Saint Pius X, pray for us.