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"The vices of impurity, blasphemy and sacrilege will dominate in this time of depraved desolation, and the one who should speak will fall silent." (Words of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana, February 2, 1610.)
Breitbart has reported on a trending Twitter development gone viral in the past several days, hash-tagged (called) "Gaytivity." Tweeted photos abominably depict and/or praise others in exhibiting a Nativity set statue of the Infant Jesus — at least one depicting Our Lord wearing a rainbow-colored tunic — accompanied by either two statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or two statues of Saint Joseph, implying a homosexual couple. The original post at the time of this writing has amassed over 22,000 likes, over 3,000 re-tweets and almost 300 blasphemous comments.
Despite the presence of Pope Francis (@Pontifex) and various other prelates, not to mention episcopal conferences (@USCCB) on Twitter and other forms of social media, no request for urgent reparation for this blasphemy has yet been issued. But, as Sr. Lucy of Fatima told Fr. Fuentes in their 1957 interview: "We should not wait for an appeal to the world to come from Rome on the part of the Holy Father, to do penance. Nor should we wait for the call to penance to come from our bishops in our diocese, nor from the religious congregations. No!"
We can and must make reparationon our own initiative,through prayer and penance, for these blasphemies, sacrileges and acts of impurity, these offenses against the Divine Majesty. As the novena in honor of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception begins November 29, it would be most appropriate to pray it — at least partially — in reparation for these unspeakable Twitter posts. Let us also recite the Rosary fervently, mindful of Sr. Lucy's words to Fr. Fuentes "that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the power of the Holy Rosary."
As we recite in the Divine Praises, in reparation for blasphemy:
"Blessed be Her Holy and Immaculate Conception!"
"Blessed be Saint Joseph, Her most chaste Spouse!"
We cannot forget the words of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, on October 13, 1917: "Do not offend the Lord our God any more, for He is already too much offended!" One hundred long years later, Our Lady's Message goes unheeded and countless offenses against Almighty God continue daily.May God have mercy on usdespite our continuing to offend Him, and our deserving His justice for theseblasphemies against Himself, His VirginMother and His Foster-Father.