Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Conservative French Historian Shoots Himself to Oppose Aberromarriage

Suicide in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris CWN – May 21, 2013

A French man committed suicide inside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on May 21.

Dominique Venner, a 78-year-old historian and activist with a long history of involvement in traditionalist and nationalist causes, killed himself with a gunshot to the head, prompting police to evacuate the cathedral.

Venner had been a bitter opponent of the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, and had recently written that it would “require new, spectacular and symbolic actions to rouse people” to oppose the measure. Before taking his own life, he placed a sealed envelope on the altar of the cathedral. Police did not reveal the content of the letter.

Venner had been a member of the Organisation de l’Armée Secrete, the group of Algerian war veterans that sought to assassinate Charles de Gaulle, and was jailed for his role in the group. He had subsequently been involved with a variety of groups opposing Communism and immigration. At the same time, his historical work had drawn critical praise, earning him an award from the Academie Francaise.

Additional sources for this story: Man kills himself inside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22614994

H/t: Tom at AQ.


Geremia said...

Are we sure it was a suicide and not an assassination?

Anonymous said...

The story as old as time. The sacrifice of too many for too
few. Jesus Christ the only exception.

Anonymous said...

The last thing a Catholic in the state of grace does is take their own life, especially in a holy consecrated location UNLESS they had seen face of ABSOLUTE EVIL and were martyred by it. It has happened before as in the case of one who daily prayed the rosary on their knees (alone too I might add) for years on the sidewalk of an Abortuary. That very holy person, who daily watched mothers carry their babies in to be murdered most horribly, was so very aware of the evil taking place, of the souls lost because of it that they too became a victim of it by ending their own life. Such is the result of seeing the actual face of Mortal Sin. In reality this person too was murdered by the abortionist.

Neither the martyred man in this article nor the martyred person of whom I wrote could possibly be held culpable for actions made in their mental state. May God show their souls His mercy and protect ALL who fight these two unholy sacraments of the Devil.

Anonymous said...

Who has been behind this disproportionate Homo-Movement is
the same in France, England, in all of Europe as the behinds in the U.S. . The World Disproportionate Congress. This
disproportionate power structure is so illogical it almost seems demonic

Tancred said...

I believe this unfortunate man committed this act dispassionately and in his right mind. May God forgive him. I admired him and grieve his death.

Anonymous said...

I do not know if he was baptized a Catholic. If he was he had moved away from the Church. I too feel very
sad about him and the reasons he gave for this act. I hope
he will not be forgotten, especially by his fellow
French. I hope he will be remembered for the reasons that he
wished to be remembered.

Anonymous said...

Who is to blame? The same group that has ALWAYS BEEN TO BLAME, since the Pharisees engineered Christ's death!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is praising Jewish leaders for helping change American attitudes about gay marriage and other issues. Biden says culture and arts change people’s attitudes. He cites social media and the old NBC TV series “Will and Grace” as examples of what helped changed attitudes on gay marriage.

Biden says, quote, “Think — behind of all that, I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media, are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry.”

Biden says the influence is immense and that those changes have been for the good.

Biden was speaking Tuesday night at a Jewish American Heritage Month reception hosted by the Democratic National Committee. He says Jewish values are an essential part of who Americans are."

noted over at :http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2013/05/22/joe-biden-jews-did-gay-marriage/

- Fr. John+

Anonymous said...

Read the Joe Biden thing at pauleisen.blogspot.com . It's
still starker.