Saint Mary the Virgin | For All the Saints

“In the person of the Virgin Mary, the Church has seen an image of itself, the representative of the community of the faithful, a model of what each Christian ought to be: prayerful, humble, joyfully submissive to the will and word of God, devoted to her Son and loyal to him even when she did not understand him. the honor paid to her goes back to the earliest days of Christianity, and because she is the mother of the Redeemer she is accounted preeminent among the saints. The words of the song ascribed to her, Magnificat, as well as her humble acceptance of the will of God bear more than accidental similarity to the Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount.”

Source: Saint Mary the Virgin | For All the Saints

Wishing all of my Christian friends in sacramental, liturgical churches a holy and blessed Feast of St. Mary the Virgin!

Magnificat. St. Luke i. 46.

My soul doth magnify the Lord, * and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded * the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth * all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me; * and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him * throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; * he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel; * as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

“New Video Evidence Proves James Fields, Charlottesville Car Wrecker, Was Attacked By Antifa” | Squawker

Since the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, on August 12th-13th, one of the biggest headlines across news outlets everywhere is the allegedly nefarious plot of car-wrecker James Fields…

Source: New Video Evidence Proves James Fields, Charlottesville Car Wrecker, Was Attacked By Antifa | Squawker

Field is the individual whose vehicle, pictured above, struck and killed a female counter-protester at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday. The incident is being portrayed by the mass media as a deliberate ramming attack on peaceful and innocent protesters by a hateful, racist, neo-Nazi. Well, a hateful, racist, neo-Nazi Field may (or may not) be, but as is usually the case, the reality is not as simple or clear-cut as the media reports would like it to appear…

Disclaimer: I know nothing about this “Squawker” website, and its veracity or lack thereof. That said:

I have absolutely no sympathy or tolerance for anyone who would attack defenseless, non-aggressive people, with a vehicle or otherwise. However, the videos and commentary found here suggest (suggest, mind you – this all needs to be sorted out, objectively and truthfully, in a court of law) that the supposed “ramming attack” by James Field, regardless of whatever his personal views and philosophy may be and whether or not we agree with them, may not be exactly what it is being portrayed as by the media, either, any more than Charlottesville as a whole was.

If these videos are accurate and tell the story as it happened, it appears at least plausible that Field ended up going down the wrong street, got surrounded by a group of Leftist protesters, had his car attacked by them, and did what any sane person would have done under similar conditions: accelerated the heck out of there. Again: I am not saying for certain that this is what happened, I cannot possibly know that. I am saying that it appears at least plausible that this could be what happened, and that we should therefore resist rushing to judgement.

If, on the other hand, he did indeed charge down that street with the intention to run over people, then of course he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and suffer appropriate punishment. But let’s make sure that’s what happened, first.