Luxembourg falls into ‘an abyss of atheism’
A while back – in 2013 – Catholic blogger Marielena Montesino de Stuart – warned that ‘the tiny, but financially powerful Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has begun its final descent into the abyss of materialistic atheism’.
What gave de Stuart a fit of the vapours was a series of measures that saw Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau, stripped of his legislative powers in 2009 because of his apparent opposition to a euthanasia bill which had been approved by parliament.
(By the way, Grand Duke Henri’s full name and title was His Royal Highness Henri, by the Grace of God, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Count of Sayn, Königstein, Katzenelnbogen and Diez, Burgrave of Hammerstein, Lord of Mahlberg, Wiesbaden, Idstein, Merenberg, Limburg and Eppstein. However, Grand Duke Henri relinquished “by the Grace of God” upon ascending the throne. He signs official documents as Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau.)
De Stuart – who operates the Courage for America! Marielena Speaks blog – wrote that Grand Duke Henri was:
Europe’s last glimmer of hope, when he took over the reins of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Some believed that as a Roman Catholic monarch he would inspire and protect his people, by following Christian moral principles and by respecting man’s rights under the natural laws of God.
Aaah, but that wasn’t to be. A series of reforms saw Henri stripped of his legislative powers in 2009 because of his apparent opposition to a euthanasia bill which had been approved by parliament.
De Stuart wrote that “the moral deterioration” of Luxembourg’s Parliament again manifested in 2012, when restrictions on abortion were lifted.
Then Grand Duke Henri spoke in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development programme, described by de Stuart as a cunning plan:
To indoctrinate the masses through socialist teachings disguised as ‘social justice’ and ‘equality’.
Things further deteriorated when Grand Duke Henri chose “an openly homosexual Prime Minister-designate”, Xavier Bettel, pictured above with UK Prime Minister David Cameron. (Funny caption, anyone?)
This, whinged de Stuart, “obviously did not involve ‘the Grace of God’ – and is another manifestation of how far many Catholics have strayed, including some who have inherited the benefits and splendid privileges as holders of monarchical titles”. She wrote:
Bettel has already announced that making homosexual ‘marriage’ legal will be one of his first acts as Prime Minister. Luxembourg has already legalized homosexual civil unions. This environment could eventually bring an end to the Grand Duchy – since materialistic atheists are known for ridding themselves of those who are no longer of any use.
De Stuart must now be reaching for the smelling salts, for Bettel – who was also expected to introduce changes such as replacing religious instruction in school with more general ethics classes – has just announced that he is taking advantage of the Duchy’s new gay marriage laws by getting married himself to architect Gauthier Destenay. The couple have been civil partners since 2010.
Luxembourg is now the only country in the world to have both a gay Prime Minister and Deputy, Etienne Schneider.
The population of Luxembourg is around 562,000 and the local religion is Roman Catholic.
A final reflection from drama queen de Stuart:
Humanity is living through a tempest which intensifies each day. As we look into the eyes of history we find more and more that those entrusted with the future of nations have abandoned their citizens in the darkest hours.
We have become pawns in a game board of power and control, where those who govern often do so to fulfill their sociopolitical fantasies, disregarding the Commandments of God and His natural law, which binds all men, for all time and in all circumstances.
Once upon a time, there were rulers like Saint Louis (Louis IX) who ruled by the Grace of God. Those days are over.
The glow of earthly crowns is wearing out. All material intentions have been tested. Grand and extravagant governing plans have failed. Which leaves us with the sense of overwhelming relief that the only true King, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is coming soon.
We must proclaim His Kingdom on earth. It is the only hope for humanity.