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Part of the one million protesters reach the Champ de Mars
Paris, Jan. 13, 2013

Up to this Sunday, the decades-old movement for the imposition of a legal change of the definition of marriage to include unnatural unions of two people of the same sex (not "gender", sex) seemed so overwhelming as to appear unstoppable. The great majority of people, who are naturally inclined to see these bizarre "unions" as anything but marriages, appeared impotent before the media-driven wave to impose by law the violation of the basic rules of societal organization.

And now the reaction of the silent majority comes from unexpected quarters: France, surrounded by those bastions of faux-marriage in Belgium and Spain. First, the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets in November. And today, Feast of the Holy Family in the traditional calendar, up to 1 million people from all over the country and from all kinds of organizations (including scores of Catholic families) took the streets of Paris to make clear that they are willing to do everything it takes to stop the legislative plans of the Hollande-Ayrault government to change the legal definition of marriage.

Let us not accept the media-and-elites-driven anti-natural steamroll in Courts and Parliaments: they must realize that we will resist them to the end. [Image: Le Parisien]


  1. Rorate Caeli,
    Thank God for all those people who demonstrated in France, and also for the 1000 plus bishops, priests and religious who signed the letter to The Daily Telegraph!

    God bless them all,


  2. Francis7:58 PM

    Wouldn't it be great if the French had a modern day "revolution" to restore Divine and natural law to France, along with the one true Church/faith as the official religion. Yes I know, it's not going to happen anytime soon, but it's reassuring to see so many Catholics out protesting this unnatural and disordered liberal invention called homosexual "marriage". Perhaps someday, through the intercession of St. Louis IX and St. Joan of Arc France will once again adhere to traditional Catholicism and be once again the eldest daughter of Christ's Catholic Church.

  3. Fidus et Audax9:11 PM

    How would one take the wind out of such a massive demonstration to avoid having it get too much press on national television?

    A: bomb "insurgents" in a nowhere African nation. It's an old, tried and true playbook.

  4. Fidus et Audax9:13 PM

    Francis, what is your definition of soon?

  5. Francis10:09 PM

    "Francis, what is your definition of soon"?

    Fifty years or so.

  6. Kathleen11:12 PM

    May God bless them!

    Saint Louis IX, ora pro nobis!

    Saint Jeanne d'Arc, ora pro nobis!

    Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, ora pro nobis!

    Saint Bernadette, ora pro nobis!

    Martyrs of Compiègne, ora pro nobis!

  7. It is truly wonderful to see France awaken. As usual, the MSM censors prolife, pro-family, pro-God demonstrations, and lies about numbers if mentioned.

  8. It's a joke; it's not 'marriage'!

    Marriage is a sacrament. Now if a Catholic priest presides over such a ceremony between to light loafers, he should be excommunicated.

  9. Fidus et Audax2:05 AM

    Francis, you won't have to wait that long. Lord willing we'll all witness Le Grand Roi enter Rheims Cathedral to claim his rightful throne.

  10. Don M2:53 AM

    Deo Gratias

    DITO what Kathleen said

  11. Saint Michael the Archangel,
    defend us in battle.
    Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
    by the Divine Power of God -
    cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
    who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


  12. OutsideObserver6:22 AM

    "Fidus et Audax said...

    Francis, you won't have to wait that long."

    I'm curious to know why you say so.

  13. OutsideObserver6:22 AM

    "Fidus et Audax said...

    Francis, you won't have to wait that long."

    I'm curious to know why you say so.

  14. AM

    Shows what can happen when the shepherds are active and lead.
    Pray they will learn that lesson


  15. Kevin4:00 PM

    You have to wonder what the game is when ruling elites from Europe to North and South America have been ramming this down the throats of their unwilling citizens. They barely even attempt to make the issue appear democratic. I think the idea is that by arrogating to themselves the authority to redefine marriage in the face of observation of common sense, they are announcing that the state and not God is the authority, and such an authority that they can tell us that 2+2=5 and that makes it so. You can't even say it's a precursor to tyranny because the tyranny is already beginning with the multi-pronged assault on freedom of conscience. LGBT people are a means to an end, and they ought to reflect on whether they have historically fared better in Christian societies or in atheistic ones.

  16. IamnotNapoleon5:50 PM

    Very encouraging. I was with my family at Champ de Mars for New Year's Eve 2 weeks ago. There were several tens of thousands including many drunks and young Arab men urinating in the Metro (at the Bir Hakeim metro station) and closer to the Tours Eiffel.
    I thought those numbers were incredible.

    Seeing this photograph, I think the estimate of 1 million is very close to the truth. The area is large and it seems the crowd is head to head filling in all the space.

    Liberal politicians and pro-gay media have only reported this as "thousands". These aerial shots are critical to keeping them honest however.

    It gives me hope that France still cares about nature to some degree.

    Vive la France!

  17. John L12:40 AM

    I quote from the Reuters article:

    "Several hundred thousand people massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest against President Francois Hollande's plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption by June. ... Opponents of gay marriage and adoption, including most faith leaders in France, have argued that the reform would create psychological and social problems for children, which they believe should trump the desire for equal rights for gay adults. ... Organizers insist they are not against gays and lesbians but for the rights of children to have a father and mother. ...
    Slogans on the posters and banners approved by the organizers included "marriagophile, not homophobe," "all born of a father and mother" and "paternity, maternity, equality." ... Civitas, a far-right Catholic group that sees homosexuality as a sin, staged a much smaller march along another route."

    Civitas is the lay ally of the SSPX.

  18. Fidus et Audax3:23 AM

    Outside obsv.."
    I'm curious to know why you say so."

    A: Because I believe in the private prophecy of dozens of saints and doctors of the Church.


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