Warm Southern Breeze

"… there is no such thing as nothing."

Listen To The Queen Of Peace

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The origin of today’s memorial goes back to the celebration of the defeat of Turkish invaders outside Vienna in 1683. While we can sympathize with people who were grateful for the turning back of a force that threatened all of Europe, it’s problematic for Christians today to thank the Blessed Virgin Mary for a military victory when extremists of all stripes so regularly use religion as justification for war. Perhaps we better honor Mary’s Most Holy Name if we pray and work for peace instead.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: