An Infallible and Unmistakable Sign

Our Lady of Lebanon.
Our Lady of Lebanon.

An infallible and unmistakable sign by which we can distinguish an heretic, a man of false doctrine, an enemy of God, from one of God’s true friends is that the heretic and the hardened sinner show nothing but contempt and indifference for Our Lady. He endeavours by word and example, openly or insidiously — sometimes under specious pretexts — to belittle the love and veneration shown to her. God the Father has not told Mary to dwell in them because they are, alas, other Esaus.

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Treatise on True Devotion.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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  1. Pretty useful to distinguish good Catholics from Catholic liberals, but it doesn’t work with Episcopalians. Because unlike Catholic liberals, they believe the creeds and love our stuff (trad stuff). Most lay Episcopalians don’t do Marian anything but their priests are fine with many such devotions. As long as you’re not under the Pope and you hold modernity’s truths about ‘equality’ to be self-evident.

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