August 10, 2018

OUR LADY SPEAKS ON THE PRESENT DAY CRISIS IN THE CHURCH...

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(Ed. note: The below information is not my own, but excerpted from an article at Our Lady of the Rosary Library, more specifically: "Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Time". With much priesence, it speaks of the ever-current and ever-widening homosexual crisis that has infected the Roman Catholic Church for the past 55+ years. We 
- both lay and cleric - had been forewarned that this would happen and the consequences of our voluntary deafness is now a tsunami upon us. We all are drowning from reaping what we allowed to be sowed. All emphasis below is from the original.)


This article is based on excerpts taken from the 18th Century manuscript entitled The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres, written by Prior Manuel de Souza Pereira, Franciscan Provincial in Quito, Ecuador and director of the Convent Mother Mariana founded. This manuscript was written a century after her death. Mother Mariana is linked mysteriously to our times by the visions Our Lady showed her of the 20th Century over 350 years ago. This apparition has been approved by the Church and Mother Mariana has been declared Venerable in the first step towards her canonization.

...Let us consider some of the revelations that Mother Mariana was blessed to receive from Our Lord and Our Lady.

Instructions and Advice

Our Lady: "Oh, if only human beings and religious knew what Heaven is and what it is to possess God, how differently they would live, sparing no sacrifice in order to enter more fully into possession of it! But some let themselves be dazzled by the false glamour of honors and human greatness while others are blinded by self-love, not realizing that they are falling into lukewarmness, that immense evil which in religious houses destroys their fervor, humility, self-renunciation and the ceaseless practice of religious virtues and fraternal charity and that child-like simplicity which makes souls so dear to my Divine Son and to me, their Mother. ..."

"Woe to the world should it lack monasteries and convents! Men do not comprehend their importance, for, if they understood, they would do all in their power to multiply them, because in them can be found the remedy for all physical and moral evils..."


Prophecies

"As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and profaned in the fullest sense of the word. Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church. The Christian spirit will rapidly decay, extinguishing the precious light of Faith until it reaches the point that there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs. The effects of secular education will increase, which will be one reason for the lack of priestly and religious vocations..."

"The Sacred Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed and despised. ...The demon will try to persecute the Ministers of the Lord in every possible way and he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation, corrupting many of them. These corrupted priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will incite the hatred of the bad Christians and the enemies of the Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church to fall upon all priests. This apparent triumph of Satan will bring enormous sufferings to the good Pastors of the Church...."

"Moreover, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury which, acting thus to snare the rest into sin, will conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women. In this supreme moment of need of the Church, those who should speak will fall silent." 

(Ed. note: Make note of that last sentence above  - is it not indicative of the current Bishops and Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church???)

During this time, Our Lady foretold, "the secular Clergy will leave much to be desired because priests will become careless in their sacred duties. Lacking the divine compass, they will stray from the road traced by God for the priestly ministry, and they will become attached to wealth and riches, which they will unduly strive to obtain. How the Church will suffer during this dark night! Lacking a Prelate and Father to guide them with paternal love, gentleness, strength, wisdom and prudence, many priests will lose their spirit, placing their souls in great danger. This will mark the arrival of My hour."

(Ed. note: And below, Our Lady's remedy for the ill effects that we are experiencing NOW.)

"Therefore, clamor insistently without tiring and weep with bitter tears in the privacy of your heart, imploring our Celestial Father that, for love of the Eucharistic Heart of my Most Holy Son and His Precious Blood shed with such generosity and the profound bitterness and sufferings of His cruel Passion and Death, He might take pity on His ministers and bring to an end those Ominous times, sending to this Church the Prelate who will restore the spirit of its priests."

There you have it, the Solution...and direct from the lips of Our Lady. What will we - the Church Militant - do? 

- Will we continue to follow sycophant and cowardly Bishops and Cardinals that stray from Catholic Truth as handed down from the Apostles? 

- Will we parrot the "Well, Pope Jorge Bergoglio Francis said so, so I'm good with it" meme, and continue to accept heretical, quasi-heretical, murky and/or neutered teaching and/or doctrines?

- Will we reduce our Sunday collection by 50% with a note to the parish priest and bishop as to why, and that it will remain so until they make concrete efforts to right Peter's barque? 

I for one am awaiting the continued "fall from grace into the sea moments" that I hope will afflict more and more homosexual priests, Bishops and Cardinals, as well as those who enable them. It is time that they be forced to give up their gilded thrones, just as innocent Souls were, have been and continue to be forced to give up their Purity. 

These (c)atholic clerics should remember well the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ: 

"See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven."

And more importantly, this one:

"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."



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July 31, 2018

Of Hemorrhages, Homsexuality and Men-Gods



The Roman Catholic Church is in a shambles and hemorrhaging daily, and that in seemingly exponential numbers too large to quantify. One has only to look at the headlines from Canon 212, Pewsitter, or Gloria TV to understand the gravity. From homosexuality running rampant in the seminaries to enabling bishops who promote predator priests to complicit Cardinals hiding their own sins of omission to...a Pope who turns a blind eye to everything that is not emotionally self-filling unto himself. Like I said, a shambles. 

However bad it may get (and I doubt the worst is over as of this writing...I fear there is still too much yet to be heard from this Titanic-esque iceberg) it remains a truth that the Roman Catholic Church is Indefectible and can never be defeated or die, no matter how badly its earthly governance gets. The strings and life of the Roman Catholic Church are still firmly tied to the fingers of Our Lord, and no movement occurs without his express Will or Permission. That there is an end to this mess is a given; when it will end is not for us to know. 

The Catholic Faith as handed down from Our Lord Jesus Christ does not and cannot change. If God Himself destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of rampant homosexuality and mass immoral behaviour, how can such a perverse way of life suddenly find itself all good and holy today? How can two men (or women, for that matter) actively sodomizing one another lead both to Heaven, when the act itself was punished so severely in the Old Testament by God?

Consider what some well known saints have said concerning homosexuality in general and priests in particular:

Saint Peter Damian: "This vice strives to destroy the walls of one’s heavenly motherland and rebuild those of devastated Sodom. Indeed, it violates temperance, kills purity, stifles chastity and annihilates virginity ... with the sword of a most infamous union. It infects, stains and pollutes everything; it leaves nothing pure, there is nothing but filth ...

This vice expels one from the choir of the ecclesiastical host and obliges one to join the energumens and those who work in league with the devil; it separates the soul from God and links it with the demons. This most pestiferous queen of the Sodomites [which is homosexuality] makes those who obey her tyrannical laws repugnant to men and hateful to God ... It humiliates at church, condemns at court, defiles in secret, dishonors in public, gnaws at the person’s conscience like a worm and burns his flesh like fire...

Thus, as soon as someone has fallen into this chasm of extreme perdition, he is exiled from the heavenly motherland, separated from the Body of Christ, confounded by the authority of the whole Church, condemned by the judgment of all the Holy Fathers, despised by men on earth, and reproved by the society of heavenly citizens. He creates for himself an earth of iron and a sky of bronze ... He cannot be happy while he lives nor have hope when he dies, because in life he is obliged to suffer the ignominy of men’s derision and later, the torment of eternal condemnation”
(Liber Gomorrhianus, in PL 145, col. 159-178)

Saint Basil of Caesarea: “The cleric or monk who molests youths or boys or is caught kissing or committing some turpitude, let him be whipped in public, deprived of his crown [tonsure] and, after having his head shaved, let his face be covered with spittle; and [let him be] bound in iron chains, condemned to six months in prison, reduced to eating rye bread once a day in the evening three times per week.After these six months living in a separate cell under the custody of a wise elder with great spiritual experience, let him be subjected to prayers, vigils and manual work, always under the guard of two spiritual brothers, without being allowed to have any relationship … with young people.” (St. Basil of Caesarea, in St. Peter Damien, Liber Gomorrhianus, op. cit. cols. 174f.)

Saint Thomas Aquinas: “However, they are called passions of ignominy because they are not worthy of being named, according to that passage in Ephesians (5:12): ‘For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.’


For if the sins of the flesh are commonly censurable because they lead man to that which is bestial in him, much more so is the sin against nature, by which man debases himself lower than even his animal nature.”
(St. Thomas Aquinas, Super Epistulas Sancti Pauli Ad Romanum I, 26, pp. 27f)

Fr. John Hollowell has a recent post (here) on the homosexuality that he encountered in the seminary and the damage that it caused to some seminarians. While he preserved his vocation, others were not so successful and left the seminary (and who is to know the great and holy deeds these young men might have done for Holy Mother Church, now known but to God). I applaud Father for staying the course, staying true to his vocation and to Our Lord Jesus Christ. It could not have been that easy for him to rise above the permissiveness ensconced in the seminary that he attended.

It is a fact that homosexual behavior has been morally reprehensible from the earliest moments of the Church - and even before its founding by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, homosexuality has now become fashionable, laudable, and acceptable in the Roman Catholic Church, even to the point of Catholic (read: orthodox) priests being castigated by parishioners and/or thrown under the bus by their bishops when they try to uphold Catholic Teaching on the subject. How did we devolve from Sodom and Gomorrah and the above great Saints to Fr. James Martin, SJ and (now) Archbishop Theodore McCarrick? Indeed, as I've written before, how can the 6th and 9th Commandments be validly neutered to make good and holy that which was once morally reprehensible, both by God and the Roman Catholic Church. 



Saint Michael the Archangel

The short answer is that it cannot. Why? Because, on the one hand God Himself said so regarding homosexuality, and on the other, Our Lord said so on marriage. Those who say otherwise might well remember the battle cry of Saint Michael the Archangel to LuciferQuis ut Deus? 


In other words, has the current Pope and his Sycophant Cardinals and Bishops made of themselves man-gods, capable of abrogating Divine law? Seemingly so...to me, anyway. But others more Theologically trained than myself will have to make that determination.  I'm just going off of what the Creator and His Son have said. In the meantime, the Pope and his ilk - along with Holy Mother Church - remain in my prayers. 

Oh how I long for the day when everything old in the Catholic Church becomes new again, especially the Tridentine Mass. And for that day that everything new - the Nous Ordo Mass and most of Vatican II and its novelties -  gets thrown into the trash heap of known failures. 

But what really tantalizes and excites my Catholic thought processes is the day that a fully Orthodox and Roman Catholic Pope is elected - and those same modernist Cardinals, Bishops and Priests who give no-questions-asked allegiance to the current Pope must give likewise to the next fully Orthodox and Roman Catholic one . 

Please, God...let it be so.


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July 8, 2018

Wolves, False Prophets and Bad Fruits




During the Gospel readings for today's Mass, I was again pondering my lack of understanding on why so many of my fellow Catholics follow blindly everything that emanates from Pope Francis, more than a few of his Cardinals, quite a few of his Bishops and even some of their priests, that undeniably and unequivocally DO NOT follow the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ (let alone the bimillennial Teachings and Traditions of the Church and previous Popes). It seems that all has been wrong and/or misunderstood these past millenia, and we are just now coming into the "New Springtime" (where have I heard that before) of understanding and can now all move confidently forward to our assured Salvation by blindly accepting that adultery, sodomy and sacrilege is what Our Lord really and truly meant to approve (had he lived in our more enlightened times).

The trouble, however, is that Our Lord was and always will be "...the way, and the truth, and the life.". He cannot error. Period. There is not - and can never be - any subset of circumstances that neuter His original words. There were not any #6a, #6b, #6c, #6d Commandments handed down by God along with the original #6. If you think otherwise, perhaps you should read this.

Now, more than ever before, we all should be on continual watch for the wolves in sheeps clothing. The false prophets. The bad fruits. Unfortunately, the modern Church is full of all three. Now is the time to "be Catholic and soldier on", even if that involves becoming persona non grata at the Chancery as you continually (albeit respectfully) correct the bishop, or, by cutting your weekly stipend in half as you fight the new politicized Church in which we find ourselves. Remember that no one has the right to command you to sin and, no, "the Bishop made me do it" is not a get out of jail free card that you can flash at your particular judgement.  



Courtesy of SanctaMissa.org, the below excerpts are from Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year, "INSTRUCTION ON THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST". Pay close attention to the sections on false prophets and good/bad fruits. But... pay closer attention to how you will be called to answer at your own particular judgement and prepare yourself accordingly.  


GOSPEL (Matt. VII. 15-21.) At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves: by their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. Not every one that saith to me: Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. 

Who are the false Prophets? 

Those seducers who under an appearance of virtue and honesty lure innocent, simple souls from the right path, and lead them to vice and shame; who by sweet words, such as: "God , is full of love, and will not be severe on sin, He does not require so very much of us, He knows we are weak, and if a person sins, he can be converted," seek to steal from souls all modesty and fear, of God. Guard against such hypocrites, for they have the poison of vipers on their tongues. By the false prophets are also understood those who propagate error, who by superficial words fade the true faith, who speak always of love and liberty, and who under the pretence of making people free and happy bring many a soul to doubt and error, depriving it of true faith and peace of heart. 

How can we know the false prophets? 

By their works; for evil, corrupted men can produce only bad fruit. If we look into their life we will find that at heart they are immoral hypocrites who observe external propriety only that they may the more easily spread their poison. The false teachers and messengers of error may be known by their lives, but especially by their intentions, Which are to subvert all divine order, and to put the unrestrained lust of the flesh and tyranny in its place. 

Who else are understood by the false prophets? 

Those who under pretence of making men happy and rich, induce the credulous to make use of superstition, of wicked arts, deceit, and injustice; especially those who under he deceiving appearance of liberty and equality, independence and public good, incite them to open or secret revolt against civil and ecclesiastical authority. Be not deceived by these so-called public benefactors who look always to their own advantage, but trust in God, support yourself honestly, live like a Christian, and you will find true liberty and happiness here and hereafter. 

Why does Christ say: "Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire?" 

He warns us that faith without good works is not sufficient for salvation; and he therefore adds; Not every one that saith: Lord, Lord (who outwardly professes himself my servant, but is not really such) shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who, (by the fulfilment of the duties of his state of life and by the practice `of good works), does the will of my Father, merits heaven. Strive then, Christian soul, to fulfil God's will in all things, perform your daily duties with a good intention, and you will certainly obtain the kingdom of heaven. 


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July 4, 2018

A Greater Good Alternative for Those Less Fortunate...

I'm not going to celebrate anything anymore until all liberals can acquire the same common sense and high IQ that I enjoy. I mean, I can't help it that I was born with a silver spoon and all, but...Hey...isn't it time the Federal Government dug deep into their pockets and gave out some FREE common sense and FREE IQ to those less fortunate? The liberals can't help themselves, so it's high time the FEDGOV ponied up some more FREE STUFF and help out my fellow humans. They really are in desperate need!!

I say let's forget about building a wall and start a greater humanitarian effort in handing out some common sense and IQ.

I almost come to tears whenever I think of those poor souls struggling like they are.


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July 1, 2018

Dear Maxine...

                                
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Dear Maxine,

If God is on your side, then let's put Him and you to work, shall we? I beseech you, on behalf of all marginalized and oppressed peoples of the world, to remove all the locks from YOUR doors, allow unfettered and open access to YOUR home for all undocumented migrants, and even the homeless. Please allow them open access to YOUR money and to YOUR food. YOU pay for their medical care. Let's have YOU show the world how YOU are living what YOU believe. Please allow all the media to document YOUR sincere beliefs and all merciful heart putting into practice what YOUR mouth obviously preaches, thereby showing the world that YOU are truly doing God's work. Please, please, please...show the undocumented migrants and the homeless that YOU are quite willing to TRUST to their good will in taking proper care of YOUR home and property. And as proof of this TRUST in their good intentions, that YOU will be dropping all barriers to their participating in the fabulous and very wealthy country of The Waters Estate.

However, I am compelled to make you aware - assuming that you are not already - that should you do not do this, then you are obviously gaming the system for personal and political gain; disrespecting the human rights of people who have less than you and, more importantly, thumbing your nose at the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 which states:

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (My emphasis was applied to the quote, Maxine...)

Where is YOUR spirit of brotherhood, Ms Waters? Where is YOUR belief in the basic human right of all peoples to have a chance at a better life by YOU giving them FREE STUFF so that they may continue TO LIVE DECENTLY AND WITH DIGNITY? Isn't that what you want? Isn't that what you are preaching?

What about Jesus's words "Knock and it shall be opened to you"? He IS on your side, right?? If He is, then WHY WORRY of any repercussions that might emanate from your largesse, Hmmm? Aren't you seeing ghosts where none are? DON'T YOU TRUST God and Jesus? DON'T YOU TRUST your own words? DON'T YOU TRUST the undocumented migrants and the homeless will treat your largess with the dignity and respect it deserves? DON'T YOU TRUST they all will very much appreciate what you are trying to do for them and, to show their appreciation, will give back more than they have been given?

OR..... 

- Will you put limiters on how, who, when and for how long you will support the free access to your little country, large home and wealthy largesse? 

- Will you deport them back outside your property lines and have your security forces prevent their return when they have unlawfully entered your borders? 

- Will you build a wall to enforce the laws of the sovereign country of The Waters Estate???

Yes or No?

If your answer is Yes to the above three questions: then please stop telling President Trump and the common-sense citizens of the USA that they should be doing what you obviously will not - and most likely will never - do yourself.


Respectfully,


A Concerned Kansan




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June 17, 2018

A Real Man / A Real Woman...

...posted on the bulletin board at St. Patrick's Church in Wichita, apparently from a Family Life course courtesy of The Catholic Diocese of Memphis,TN:


Wise words, and yet, many of these same words will get someone in very, very deep trouble if they try and preach them in a public environment. 

Unfortunately...


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June 16, 2018

Kids, Divorce and the The Holy Ghost

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Parental love in its purest form is not unlike iron: strong; unbreakable; unyielding. It is the unseen skeletal framework that hides beneath a parent's exterior and shields its immensity from public view.  And that none but God truly sees and understands (despite the many psychologists who try. If they did, all writings on the subject would be carbon copies of each other, which would testify to its objective truth and its author: God). Throughout our lives, various storms and battles asail this impregnable fortress, leaving in its wake not the successful capitulation and overthrow of the inhabitant, but the scar tissue that speaks of the many hard fought battles to protect this most valuable of assets: Parental Love. The reality, however, of this mortal world has lead some to voluntarily capitulate and to leave their fortress, but by and far the vast majority do not fail - themselves nor their children.

Divorce has - as one of its many known byproducts - the capacity to force abdication of parental love upon those parents unwary of its true diabolical form. They may stand fast for years or decades, but eventually fall prey to its unforgiving onslaught. They are caught, as it were, like the rock face of a cliff that silently endured the constant beating of the ocean's unrelenting wave only to slide - inexplicably and just as suddenly - into the oceans depth, worn out from the years of buffeting. The many nascent legal battles between the parents; the many heart-wrenching visits with estranged children; the many injuries sustained maneuvering through the divorce minefield trying to protect children caught in the crossfire; the many unanswered communications to children by a non-custodial parent; the gut-wrenching truth that one or both parents have been written out of the past and future lives of their child or children...all these can contribute to the sliding into the depths of discouragement and the bottomless pit of despair. 

And it is the last truth noted above of being forgotten that most likely will be the catalyst - the final straw - for many divorced parents. Like the above rock face, they will awake some morning 10, 20 or 30 years hence and suddenly realize that they are tired of the fight, tired of the loneliness, tired of believing and tired of waiting... and just let all the love they have been trying to sustain fall into the sea. I know it has happened, but I truly hope the percentage is extremely small. And no...it hasn't happened to me, although admit to having  come close to doing so. 


The God-given Grace of Parental Love cannot be jettisoned so easily, however. That would require a strength far above and beyond that which it takes to sustain it, and I believe that it was designed that way by God Himself. God is the Author of Life as well of Love, so it is a very understandable concept that the only way to jettison parental love is to jettison God - something which no sane Christian/Catholic would ever do. One might come close, but it becomes indomitable to do so after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Those Seven Gifts that the Holy Ghost sends to us affect us as parents far more than we might realize, especially those Gifts of Understanding, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. As parents, we may never come to know what depth of strength we truly have until we are faced with life-altering situations; as Catholics, we should be grateful and humbled that we have the Holy Ghost to thank for all that we need to sustain ourselves, should such situations - like a divorce or an unexpected and tragic death within the family - come into our lives.  

This point is well made courtesy of an analogy from LOTR: The Return of the King: 




Aragorn (our Conscience) bursts into Theoden's (The Holy Ghost's) war room meeting to announce that the beacons of Minas Tirith (our prayers) have been lit and that Gondor (the Parent[s]) have called for aid. Theoden, after a slight pause (fortunately for us, we know that the Holy Ghost would never pause), issues the marching orders for the Rohirrim (His Seven Gifts) to vanquish the Orcs (the devils). 

So...you can hopefully understand one of the many hidden treasures of the Sacrament of Confirmation that remain unneeded for most Parents, but is nonetheless readily available, if only it is asked for.

It is no easy task for a parent to continue to love an estranged child; it is near impossible for a parent to do so without a fervent prayer life. I myself have come close numerous times and, but for the Grace of God, may have succumbed - to mine and my childrens detriment. That I am still here, still loving, still battling and still sustaining scars - is a testament not to me, but to Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. 

Do not weary, my fellow Catholics, of the parental battles, especially the battles associated with divorce and children. It is a truth that this is a battle that you may perhaps never win; at the least, it will become a stalemate between you and your children. But you can be assured that you will never lose as long as you "light the beacons of Minas Tirith". 

And never lose Faith and Hope that reconciliation could occur at a most unexpected time, as befits Our Lord's Divine Providence.
Pray the Rosary. Love your Children. Stay close to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. 

Walk His and Her Calvary as you walk your own and you will never lose the hope nor the strength that is needed to complete the journey.




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May 27, 2018

A Random Thought Process - Pt II

(Part I here)

And I still blame my parents in toto for re-making of me what I never actively pursued, at least up to my 30th year, give or take:

Just a plain old run-of-the-mill Roman Catholic who:


- is rigid in holding fast to all that was taught by Our Lord. 


- a believer in Christs' Love for all and equally as fearful of His Judgments. 

- a believer of the 10 Commandments - AS WRITTEN, WITH NO SUBSETS - and the requisite knowledge that failure to live within them can lead to (despite what some Catholic priests say to the contrary) Hell. 

- a supporter of the SSPX and the now-numerous other Traditionalist Orders, i.e. ICKFSSPBenedictines of Mary, etc.

- the very-rare ability (which I had mistakenly supposed every Roman Catholic to have) to see through the man-centered, New World Order orientation of the Modern Church. A Church that now openly embraces many non-Catholic schemas: ecumenism, sodomy, fornication and anarchy (relative to mass immigration and open borders), to name a few of the many. 

But mostly, I have the (apparently innate) ability to see the wolves in sheeps clothing, up to and including Pope Francis as he (seemingly) struggles with teaching the One True Faith to the World. Regardless, I believe he is the Pope and pray for him at each Rosary (although some of his actions can lead anyone to conclude that Francis himself doesn't believe in toto the Catholic Faith). 


So why this post? Why my bully-pulpit rants?

Because of my disbelief in how fellow Catholics within the Modern church cannot see these same wolves feasting upon the Body (and Souls of my fellow Catholics) of the earthly Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, whilst simultaneously neutering its very core. 

Consider:

- Why didn't the New York Faithful vent their displeasure over the Diocese/Vatican approved MET gala by withholding funds from the Sunday Collections, say...for one year?

- Why haven't the Catholic Bishops of the world stood enmasse before the Face of the Catholic Church on Earth and read him the riot act? And no, IMHO, he is not deserving of anything less than the riot act because he has done more worse to various Catholic Faithful the past 5 years.

- Why haven't the Cardinals who elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio done the same as what the Bishops ought to have already done? Are they, too, protecting their gilded and most exalted positions, perhaps? A man cannot serve two masters, ya'll...

- Why have ordinary Catholic pewsitters seemingly abrogated their own knowledge of the Bible, Christ's teachings, past Papal documents and Objective Truth? Why follow unquestioningly most everything that comes from Rome - and especially Pope Francis - as straight-from-Mount-Sinai-commandments, when such pronouncements are objectively proven to be otherwise, vis-a-vis adding subsets to the 6th and 9th Commandments to make fornication and adultery morally licit.  

Some may mistakenly think this post a "I-am-sooo-much-holier-and-smarter-than-thou" pontificating or as RadTrad right-wing Catholicism. Such is not my intention. What is my intention is trying to understand mindsets that allow an unquestioningly blind obedience to what has heretofore always been verboten. How can a mere mortal - Pope or not - change what God Himself has stated is immoral and illicit? God can never be wrong about anything...(duh!) If a man can be born a homosexual (so says The Francis) by God's Providence, then Sodom and Gomorrah was a lie. 

If Sodom and Gomorrah was a lie, then so was the Old Testament. And if the Old Testament was a lie, then God is a lie (as atheists believe). And if God is a lie, then so is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. They were just a family of Jews that happened to be very meek and very holy, that also had an unspeakable horror inflicted upon their son. (So much for Roman justice, eh??)

And so...where does all the above eventually lead?  Isn't it right where we are at this moment in time? Alone and adrift in a sea of Who am I's? Am I saved? Am I Sedevacantist? Am I Opus Dei-ist? Am I Radical Traditionalist? Am I Alphabet Soup-ist?

Where did all the Roman Catholics go? How did we all start self-identifying as something other than what we are and believing our particular flavor is right? More importantly, how did we all get the notion that the Vatican - populated as it is with various capricious avarice immoral mortal human beings who sometimes masquerade as religious - can suddenly have all the answers to all the world's problems and that those answers lie in having to neuter the Catholic Faith, promote socialism and making of Christ Our Lord just a good buddy to us all?

I am really, really tired...does anyone have a new Catholicism flavor I can try that doesn't make me so tired but still gets me to Heaven? And more importantly, does not get God so mad at me that the pearly gate gets locked before I even get to knock?

But then, again, just how hard is it to simply be a Roman Catholic, live (or try to, as our fallen nature permits) as Our Lord intended and His Church (and not the Vatican II/Francis version) asks?


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