January 11, 2016

The "New Evangelization" Summed Up...

[EDIT: Below is a comment I posted to the Remnant article The New Evangelization: Making the Exception the Rule that I thought deserved a wider audience, mainly because of its inescapable truth.]


"It seems to me the the "New Evangelization" is now into its, what? 3rd, 4th, 5th or is its 10th?- metamorphosis? A dang butterfly goes through the process only once in its life, becoming - by God's Will and Grace - something more beautiful than at its creation. Has the Catholic Church become more beautiful in the years and decades since VII? We must remember the after-effects of VII - the illicit and illegal suppression of the Tridentine Mass; the emptying of the seminaries; the rising of the homosexual lobby within the Church; the nuns forsaking convent life for a bus and the road; Catholic religious openly promoting contraception and homosexuality; etc, etc.
If the Catholic Church was nothing more than a global business whose Board of Directors decided to try a new business model to increase growth and its world-wide presence, the failures of VII would have caused them to shut it down within two years and revert back to the original business model that was instituted by the Founder and still-current Owner - Jesus Christ.
My question is: Why hasn't it?"

As a second corollary, of sorts, if we no longer need to preach for the conversion of the Jewish race, why, then, is there a need to preach and convert anyone at all to the True Faith? Why preach to bring back lapsed Catholics to their Faith of youth? Why preach to return apostates to the Faith of their Baptism? Why preach to heal the centuries-old rift between the Eastern Orthodox and Rome? Why even the need for The New Evangelization? Why doesn't the Catholic Church simply - and silently - co-exist with the other "religions" and without all this talk of conversion-that-we-don't-really-want-to-preach-but-have-to-because-its-expected talk?


  • Either you no longer need to preach conversion to the One   True Faith, or you do...



  • Either you are required to belong to the One True Faith to gain Heaven or you are not...



  • Either it is a Truth that "Upon this Rock I will build my Church" suppresses all other false religions, or it is not....



  • Either there is a Heaven where only the just reign with Christ, or there is no Hell wherein all go to Heaven regardless to whichever deity they happen to give their fealty. 


What an ambiguous, and self-expressionist world I find myself living in...



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