May 20, 2018

A Random Thought Process (Pt 1)

 
The Thinker Drawing by Paul Stowe

               THOUGHT PROCESS:
any of the mental procedures involved in cognitive activities which are past interpretation, like remembering, reasoning, problem solving, imagining, and making decisions. (By Nugent, Pam M.S.-April 29, 2013. Source: Psychology Dictionary)



On a daily basis - relative to achieving Salvation - it is sometimes hard to know just what kind of Catholic I really am supposed to be in 2018: 

(1) Modernist?

(2) Traditionalist? 
(3) Radical Traditionalist?
(4) Charismaticalist?
(5) Sedevacantist?
(6) Orthodox-ist?
(7) Neopelagianist?
(8) Opus Dei-ist?
(9) MTRTCSONOP-ist

I never knew there were so many flavors of the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ. But the ultimate question yet remains: which flavor will get me to Heaven? 


For instance, I am Traditionalist (if there is, objectively speaking, such a term for a Roman Catholic). But then again, it is equally certain that I am no Modernist, either. As the Roman Catholic Church "tolerates" divorce, I can only "tolerate" the New Paradigms; the New (c)atholicism; the (latest) New Springtime of Vatican II (Met Gala, anyone??); the New Mass which, as most every Catholic knows was borne of Man and given approbation by heretics in an "advisory" capacity at Vatican II. Which - in my opinion - confirms its non-continuity to the Tridentine Mass (for true continuity, see here). 

Do I, the Traddie, accept it (the New Mass), then? 

Yes, albeit grudgingly. But...I will never "like" the new Mass, which has devolved into a (Low Mass) mixture of Latin-English liturgy, sung-not sung parts of the Mass, and Protestant/secular words set to the more beautiful polyphonic music of ages-old Catholic hymns. 

Ed. note: I have many times attended the OF Mass at the (now) local Wichita parish during past travels, which is staffed by a very well-liked and much respected orthodox priest and his young associate. Both give excellent sermons on what it means to be and to live Catholic; avoidance of sin; frequent need of Confession and Holy Communion, etc. The OF Masses are said as reverently (if a bit rushed and robotic) as the OF Mass can be, with no "personal touches" thrown into the mix. In short, my recommendation of this parish to anyone looking to fulfil their Sunday/Holy Day obligation would always be given (and this knowing full well some will strenuously object to the mix of girl and boy altar servers...it is what it is, people.) I currently attend the SSPX Church in Wichita (or the Diocesan Latin Mass on the odd Sundays) unless otherwise prevented from doing so.)

I'm not even sure that I am even a sinner, anymore. 
I mean...Amoris Laetitia, et al. If one can now self-discern that living in adultery makes them good, holy and pleasing before both God the Father and God the Son, then who am I to judge otherwise. If a sodomitical relationship can apparently lead both of the sinners penitents partners (enter the appropriate gender-neutral term here) to Sanctity, then who am I to judge what The Francis and his current co-leaders of the Catholic Church approve over what even God himself deemed to be aberrant - and abhorrent - behavior. If the 6th and 9th Commandments can now each have their own subset (and you can pretty much nowadays name your own subs and sets) for moral legitimacy, who am I to judge? If adulterers can receive the Blessed Sacrament after the self-cleansing of their continued fornication through the careful discernment of a priest, then who am I to judge?


Indeed...who am I to judge?


Who am I?


I'm a Roman Catholic, baptized into Holy Mother Church on March 27, 1954. I was confirmed by Bishop William A. O'Connor at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Grafton IL and graduated from St. Francis Catholic Grade School, in Jerseyville.

I am a public high school graduate who never finished college, but did attend and graduate from a Vocational one. I've held jobs far above my pay grade and knowledge base, but eventually became proficient and successful in all of them. I never really practised my Faith outside of the usual youthful pre-Vatican II mode - I came of age just when all the changes hit around 7th grade - and involuntarily followed my parents as they drove around trying to find a decent Latin Mass (Ugh! oh what a bother!! Again, Mom! Why can't we just continue to go to St. Pat's like before? Huh???). 


In my youth I had served at many Tridentine Masses and after high school served in the US Air Force. I rarely went to Mass and/or Confession while on active duty (the Military was well entrenched with VII stuff by then), fantasized for the "girl-in-every-port" meme, bought more than one copy of Playboy Magazine, tried smoking cigarettes and got stone-cold drunk at least 3 times. And all the while I carried in my pocket my trusty Rosary, even though I rarely - if ever (my memory is not that good 40 years on) - said 5 decades.


In sum, I was never a fervent Catholic in my youth, sinned often, and lived with mortal sin (and somewhat uncaringly at that...) on my Soul for a very long time. I rarely practiced my Faith the way Christ intended or wanted, internally or externally, and sometimes even wished that I wasn't Catholic (that pesky Conscience thingy was always getting in the way, though). I was ambivalent, mediocre, insincere, lazy and perhaps even a bit agnostic at times. 


(Continued next week)



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May 13, 2018

REPOST: Divorce & Parent Alienation Syndrome

[My apology for the dearth of writing for the past few months...hopefully that is now at an end as I write now from my new home (and new job) in Wichita, KS...DEO GRATIAS!! As long as the kitchen table stays clear while the home office gets arranged, I can write more often (though I promise nothing except my good intentions) and begin life anew.

In the meantime...this is from March 2015 and I am reposting it because I've heard of another Catholic Family about to be decimated ...]


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                       Divorce & Parent Alienation Syndrome

"...Well, the respect that is due to Dad is not something that can be discarded without consequence. If we start treating our parents as bumbling fools then we actually start breaking the Fourth Commandment—a serious sin which contributes to the breakdown of the family. We must watch our hearts and remember that the natural respect that sons and daughters should have for their fathers and mothers is something the Lord set up to orient us toward himself. If we honor our parents, our hearts will be in a great place to honor God. If we honor our parents, then we too can obtain by grace the “long life in the land which the Lord our God is giving us.” That land, of course, is heaven." (Dr. Mark Giszczak, Dad’s Due Respect, Catholic Exchange, 12/27/2013)



There is no way to ease a prospective respondent into what can be expected from an unwanted divorce, other than: You. Can't. Stop. It. Such is the ravage of No Fault Divorce, or NFD. Such is the ravage of Parent Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, but which for clarity and context of this article I'll call PALS (Parent ALienation Syndrome.). NFD and PALS is the result of two spouses who have made marital mistakes, but where one seeks the easy road to correction. Both NFD and PALS have been documented to cause harm to the the innocent. But for one spouse - and maybe both in some cases - even that knowledge fails to stop the notion that their personal happiness comes before that of any children. The catch-all justification: "I'm doing it for the children!" placates and subdues the Reason that would otherwise cause parents to shrink in holy terror from initiating an action that willingly causes harm to their own children!

"I'm doing it for the children" is a lie", by the way. We all have Free Will and it is a Free Will choice to divorce that was made, and made despite knowing your children will go through a hell they do not deserve. Children have nothing to do with choosing divorce; no child ever asked Mom to divorce Dad or asked Dad to divorce Mom. Hell...they don't and won't ever truly understand what divorce is anyway, so why attempt to put such a burden upon their shoulders?!?! All that crutch-of-a-statement does is show the parent(s) own weakness and an inability to work together for the common good - even if it means staying in a supposedly loveless or indifferent marriage. And no...a happy marriage is not part of Catholic Marriage vows (remember the "...for worse..." part?) Nor is it a valid justification for annulment, either, as the late Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Rotal judge and Canon Lawyer taught (see  Mary’s Advocates Observations: Separation, Divorce, and Annulment, page 37.)


 No... NFD is all about the individual. If a disaffected spouse/parent Googled "Children and Divorce" - before they pull the divorce trigger, not after - I find it hard to believe that they would still put their signature on a document that would turn their children into a statistic and that has such a horrible track record for bringing any "happiness" at all to children. One of the many inherent evils of NFD, "PAL" will always be around some, if not all, of your children, forever whispering in their ear all the reasons they should keep him, "PAL", around, instead of remembering the one reason they should let him go. Parent Alienation is the devil's offspring no less so than divorce, for they share the same bloodline.


Richard Gardner was an American psychiatrist who first studied PALS in the 70's and was himself a divorced parent. I might imagine that his own divorce was perhaps a catalyst for this study, which has, to date, not been listed in the DSM-5 Manual. Though it remains contested by many of his peers, some professionals have found it has some validity in more recent times. Gardner described PALS as "...the child's campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification" and that it results from "...the combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent's indoctrination's and the child's own contributions to the vilification of the target parent."


What this means in practical terms for the respondent - usually the Father - is simply the following:


  • no Birthday, Father's Day, Christmas or Thanksgiving Cards will be received;
  • no hugs or kisses from children when you drop them off at the airport;
  • no response to your "Hi Kids" when you come home from work;
  • no chance of ever experiencing in your kids the healing power of Christ's Forgiveness, for there is none forthcoming, at least in your lifetime.

This is what divorce and PALS does - causes children to ignore the basic requirements of parental respect, the 4th Commandment and Catholic Charity. And yet, you say you are divorcing "for the sake of the children"?? It's for the children and they'll be "just fine"?? Everyone will so-o-o-o "happy"?? Are you that naive that you believe that that somehow relinquishes your own culpability? That's not only naive, but just plain selfish. Why? B-E-C-A-U-S-E. I-T. H-A-R-M-S. Y-O-U-R. C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N. 

Need I say more?


Divorce is not the way to end marital problems, any more than an adulterous relationship will bring you contentment. Happiness, perhaps. But contentment? "Not hardly", as the Duke used to say. It's impossible, because you put yourself at odds with your Catholic Faith. Which is what, in my opinion, all the divorced and remarried couples are looking for who wish to remain in mortal sin, yet be allowed to receive the Body and Blood of Christ - Contentment. It will never come until they correct the sin, however, which is what I hope the Catholic Church reminds them of come October.


Divorce and children. PALS and children. Children in therapy due to divorce. Children in therapy due to PALS. Children of divorce ignoring a loving parent. Children of PALS ignoring the 4th commandment. How can any Catholic couple justify divorce? More importantly, what is the respondent parent to do knowing full well what awaits their children if they do not change? The only thing they can do: continue the non-reciprocal love they need, continue to offer prayers and sacrifices for their enlightenment and to always be there if and when they should ever call. In other words, just be the good parent you always strove to be.


And remember, as Dr. Giszczak stated above, that:


"We must watch our hearts and remember that the natural respect that sons and daughters should have for their fathers and mothers is something the Lord set up to orient us toward himself. If we honor our parents, our hearts will be in a great place to honor God. If we honor our parents, then we too can obtain by grace the “long life in the land which the Lord our God is giving us.” That land, of course, is heaven."

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April 1, 2018

HE IS RISEN!!


"And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.  And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.  And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men. And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 

He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid."   Matthew:28


The Resurrection
Carl Bloch - 1873
Source: Catholic Tradition
            Have a Holy and Blessed Easter!!






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Pope Francis Believes in the Annihilation Theory Because...

...he is a big fan of the 1976 Sci Fi movie Logan's Run

In an idyllic 23rd century world where every life ends at 30 years of age, you have the privilege of entering Carousel to "renew" your life and start over:





So, I don't know why everyone is so upset with PF.


Sheesh!


The guy is just trying to show the world how much he loves Logan's Run and what an indelible mark it left in 1976 upon his
almost-40 year old psyche!


He truly wants us all to enter "carousel" and be renewed so that we can go live with our good buddy Jesus and his god-of- surprises Dad.


What-a-guy, eh?!?!?!




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March 30, 2018

REPOST: And Bowing His Head...

Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head,he gave up the ghost. (John 19:30)


(Source Here)



Lyrics: O Sacred Head Surrounded

(Latin: Salve caput cruentatum, St. Bernard)

O Sacred Head surrounded
By crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding Head so wounded,
Reviled and put to scorn!
Death's pallid hue comes o'er Thee,
The glow of life decays,
Yet angel hosts adore Thee,
And tremble as they gaze.

In this, Thy bitter passion,
Good shepherd, think of me,
With Thy most sweet compassion,
Unworthy though I be:
Beneath Thy cross abiding,
Forever would I rest;
In Thy dear love confiding,
And with Thy presence blest.




Meditation by St. Alphonsus De Liguori

Ah, cruel thorns, ungrateful creatures, wherefore do ye torment your Creator thus? But to what purpose asks St. Augustine, dost thou find fault with the thorns? They were but innocent instruments--our sins, our evil thoughts, were the wicked thorns which afflicted the head of Jesus Christ: "What are the thorns but sinners?"

Thou, too, therefore, O my soul, didst then inflict torture upon the venerable head of thy Redeemer by thy many consentings to evil: Know thou and behold how grievous and bitter it is for thee to have left the Lord thy God." Open now thine eyes, and see, and bitterly bewail all thy life long the evil that thou hast done in so ungratefully turning thy back upon thy Lord and God.

Ah, my Jesus! No, Thou hast not deserved that I should have treated Thee as I have done. I have done evil; I have been in the wrong; I am sorry for it with all my heart. Oh, pardon me, and give me a sorrow which may make me bewail all my life long the wrongs that I have done Thee. My Jesus, my Jesus, pardon me, wishing, as I do, to love Thee forever.


(Lyrics & Prayer above from the You Tube Video page here.)
 
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March 18, 2018

Guns, God and the NRA


Christ Cleansing the Temple - Bernardino Mei

Jesus is Pro-gun.

Well, maybe not pro-gun, exactly, as guns weren't around when he was alive. But he was most likely pro-self-defense, pro-offense and even pro-deadly weapons. Why might I make such a seemingly blasphemous comment? Well...I have it on good authority that such is the case; an unimpeachable source of the highest moral character. No one disputes the Truth of his other writings, so I simply must take what he wrote as gospel, certain that he was divinely inspired.

Saint John - he who rested his head on Our Lord's shoulder at the Last Supper - describes the scene above in plain language:

"...And the pasch of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting. And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen, and the money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew." [John 2:13-16]

Thus did Our Blessed Lord Himself show by example that it is morally acceptable: to defend what is yours (His temple); to go on the offensive in supporting that defense (physically removing the offenders); and to use a deadly weapon (a multi-tentacled scourge), if necessary.

Him being the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, we know that all the above was done for good cause and with prudence, justice and with just enough deadly force to ensure that the offenders were routed and that they most definitely knew not to attempt the same thing again.

Every able bodied man and woman has the right and privilege to do so; every able bodied Catholic man and woman has the right and privilege to do so (though neither the former nor the latter are, obviously, under any command to.) But if you do, do so under the examples shown by Our Lord. Our Lord has shown the licitness that everyone has to ensure their own and their families safety and welfare, and when called upon to do so by a given situation, even those not of their own families.

So, my fellow Catholics, it is NOT sinful to own a gun (or a multitude of guns, with or without magazines); it is NOT against the teachings and example of Our Lord to go on the offense in just situations; it DOES NOT make you a terrorist, a warmonger or an evil Hitleresque person.

And it certainly doesn't make you a bad Catholic.

In general, a Bishop has a personal right to promote gun control; he may even strongly urge you to the same thought process. But he doesn't have any right beyond those on the issue, and certainly not one that you should be concerned about as a danger to Faith or morals, if you do own guns (even those with magazines.)

And you will most certainly NOT be damned for all eternity if you join the NRA, as I have done. However...

I can't promise that you won't be damned by some that are of the opposing view.



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February 25, 2018

Saint Martin of Tours and the Cowardice of Our Catholic Shepherds



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“Lord, if your people still have need of my services, I will not avoid the toil. Your will be done. I have fought the good fight long enough. Yet if you bid me continue to hold the battle line in defense of your camp, I will never beg to be excused from failing strength. I will do the work you entrust to me. While you command, I will fight beneath your banner.” (St. Martin of Tours, Bishop and Confessor, Patron Saint of Soldiers)


Two-plus years ago, Marge Fenelon wrote a Veterans Day article (here) for the National Catholic Register on Saint Martin of Tours, the Patron Saint of the Military. For whatever reason, I saved it then as the basis of some future blog post (my "Draft" folder is full of such articles) which, ostensibly at the time, would be one pertaining to the military. 

Fast forwarding to this morning and my irregularly scheduled review of what's-in-my-Draft-folder-today perusings, I came upon this gem of an article and immediately decided it was the proper time for its presentation, but not for whom you'd think. Upon reading Saint Martins quote, I immediately thought of how it glaringly applied not only to active duty soldiers, sailors and airmen (of any country) but to another class of soldiers as well:

The Bishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church, Soldiers of Christ by virtue of each's Sacrament of Confirmation .

If, as the title of her article states, the above quote is the motto for each and every soldier, how much more is it the motto for each and every Bishop, Cardinal and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church? (More importantly, the words burn into one's mind the actions of the current Pope "Emeritus" too, for that matter.)  

I can do no better than to excerpt a portion of Marge's article that paints a broad, black brush as to the actions of some Bishops and Cardinals - and Pope - of today's Modern Church: 

"I will not avoid the toil. Six little words that say volumes.

Not avoiding the toil means hanging in there, day after day, through thick and thin, and remaining faithful to my Christian ideals and all that the Church - that Christ himself - asks of  me.

It means not shirking my responsibilities to my fellow man and not skimping on my  prayer and sacramental life.

It means following God's every command without question and to the best of my ability, regardless of whether I agree with it or not.

It means showing fervor and love of Christ in all I do, in spite of human frailty, laziness, or indifference.

Sounds a lot like the life of a soldier, doesn't it?

It is. It's the life of a soldier for Christ."

And it is also the life of Bishops, Cardinals and Popes (as well as us ordinary pewsitters, to whom I believe the original article was addressed).

But how many Bishops and Cardinals today are shirking that life? How many today are outright refusing to even fight (except with those who already DO fight as a Soldier of Christ and for Christ, whether lay or clerical)? How many seek the life of luxury, its gilded throne and all that comes with it (including a sodomitical lover-boy)? How many seek the glory of man? The glory of earthly adulations? The glory of spitting in the Holy Face of their King and Maker? 

Such impunity!

The definition of impunity is "exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action."

Do these people truly believe they are exempt? That any of their actions that violate the words and commands of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be free of any consequence? That the extreme prejudice with which some now openly violate the 6th and 9th Commandments shall remain unnoticed - and unpunished - by their Savior and King?

Perhaps they do. Perhaps they do because they no longer believe in Transubstantiation. Perhaps they do because they no longer believe in Hell. Perhaps they do because they long ago rejected the Roman Catholic Church, the Church that was instituted by Christ to bring all men to eternal Salvation.

Perhaps...

But perhaps they also should well remember the words concerning the intentions of Bishops (and by extension, Cardinal and Popes) spoken by a couple of their ancient predecessors (courtesy of the blog Traditional Catholic Priest):


“The road to hell is paved with the skulls of erring priests, with bishops as their signposts.” St. John Chrysostom attributed.1

“The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”
St. Athanasius, Council of Nicaea, AD 325 attributed.3



Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. 

The Four Last Things that should be on every Catholics mind every day of every minute that they are allowed to live. As well, a cultivation of a very healthy fear for three of the four. Contrary to popular opinion, there is a Hell and more will go there than go to Heaven.

It remains a certainty that there will always be enemies of Christ, because there will always be a Satan. But it is equally as certain that there will also be courageous Soldiers of Christ, willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater honor and glory of God. Where the trouble lies is that it seems that for the last 56 years or so they have chosen to remain hidden, except for a brave few (and no, Cardinal Burke is not one of them.) It seems that many of our Shephards - up to and including the current Pope - have forgotten the most basic tenets of our Catholic Faith. 

And so, during this Season of Lent, already into its 2nd Sunday, let us all remember to pray for our Shepherds, and especially the Pope, that all return to the Church and the Catholic Faith as instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I would like to borrow a phrase from today's secular world and sanctify it into its broader meaning: "Let's make the Roman Catholic Church great again". But actually, I'd be a little late. That was done 115 years ago, courtesy of Pope St. Pius X in his encyclical E SUPREMI:

"Instaurare omnia in Christo"


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February 18, 2018

Anonymous Commenters and Cowardice... (Updated)

[Update 2/19:The post Mr./Ms Anonymous had replied to was:
Moral Conscience & Erroneous Judgements-The Catechism of the Catholic Church Speaks... My apology for inadvertently leaving this important bit if info out. Ed.] 


I have had a few anonymous comments on this blog, which doesn't really bother me; I'm not writing to get comments. I have enabled open commenting, mainly so your voices can be heard without having to knock down my blog-door. I've had anonymous commenter's voicing their supportive or adverse opinions on a particular post (which are usually published, with the rare exception), as well as anonymous commenter's leaving obnoxious spam (which never gets published). I've had anonymous commenter's actually sign their names (Thank you, Karl!) which, to me, simply means they speak from experience of some type and/or are prepared to be a devil's advocate in a discussion (which assumes at least some objective truth as its basis) and therefore have no fear of being known publicly.

Please review my commenting policy at the end of every post - before you read the below comment - and understand why I removed this comment. You might also be asking yourself: Then why re-post it here? Why let it see the light of day?

Why? Simply to point out the last statement of Mr./Ms Anonymous:


"...I dare you to invite me to debate the issue." (emphasis mine)

Well, Mr./Ms Anonymous...how can I debate you when I do not even know who the hell you are?

Oh well...it doesn't matter anyway. You have already lost due to your weakness, insecurity and cowardice being made readily apparent upon your throwing down the gauntlet - and then immediately retreating behind the cloak of anonymity when you pushed the "send" button! 

I do not and will never debate emotions (and the comment in question is pure emotion). Nor, I might surmise, will any other blogger - or Catholic for that matter - for doing so would serve no useful purpose, and will always - always! - remain an exercise in futility.

In your Charity, and especially during the Penitential season now upon us, please remember Mr./Ms Anonymous in your prayers and Lenten sacrifices. Pray that this Soul - who screams for assistance - might be granted the Graces and the enlightenment that is needed to bring them to the One True Faith. Or back to it, as the case may be.

The original comment is below and as it was written, save for my paragraph indentations to make it easier to read:

"Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity and you are completely deceived, believing in "another jesus and another gospel" per 2 Cor 11:4, which will never save you. For example, Boniface VIII proclaimed (circa 1300) that it was, "altogether necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff". 

Face it: THAT IS A LIE. You can jump up and down, stand on your head in Macy's window and scream to the moon until you're blue in the face trying to convince us, but it will never be true. Salvation is believing in the merits of Christ alone, period, end of story.


Indeed, Catholicism is a viperous theology that has bitten its members for far too long. Only the anti-venom of Scripture can cure her ills. But she refuses to take the antidote. We are flabbergasted that the laity refuse to wake up out of their spiritual coma and prefer to be lulled to sleep by all of the RCC's unbiblical doctrines! Let's take another example. The RCC has abrogated the original command to partake of BOTH bread and wine, and instead teach Jesus would be pleased we take either one!

WHAT?! NO WAY.

They even teach that the Savior never even OBLIGATED us to consume both elements. Listen to the madness of the Council of Trent: "This holy synod, taught by the Holy Spirit...declares that lay people...are not obliged by any divine command to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist under both kinds, and that it can in no way be doubted without injury to faith that Communion under either kind is sufficient to them for salvation. For although Christ the Lord at his last supper instituted this sacrament with the form of bread and wine...nevertheless that institution and tradition do not aim at this, that all believers in Christ are bound by the commandment of the Lord to receive both kinds. Neither is it rightly concluded [from the Last Supper or] from the discourse in John 6...that Communion under both kinds is commanded by the Lord” (“Concerning Communion Under Both Kinds”, ch 1). 

To be sure, these are not the words of those under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but rather of MAD SCIENTISTS on the verge of an explosion in the laboratory. They have completely reversed and thrown under the bus our marching orders to partake of BOTH bread and wine, so it is inconceivable they have been divinely commissioned by Jesus Christ to break his own commandments! The Lord said the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), but the Council of Trent has indeed done just that! No reasons whatsoever, no matter how pious they may sound, can justify mutilating the Lord’s Supper down to the choice of either bread OR wine. Jesus did not give us that option! Consequently, since the magisterium is obviously of the devil, the belief that the Messiah was speaking LITERALLY in John 6 and the Last Supper (as it regards eating his flesh) cannot possibly be true. Instead, all the biblical evidence proves he was speaking metaphorically in those places, and oh....should you deny it, I dare you to invite me to debate the issue."




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