All Conversations in My Heart
Thursday, March 27, 2008
  My error

I did pull my last three blogs. This was not due to criticism but to a lack of it. Why is this so? First although I might be harsh in my views of priestly behaviour I can tell you I am not as harsh as some of those who do talk to me on the subject, even I add the distress I have seen exhibited. But what is heart breaking is the absolute lack of concern and laisser faire attitude that is also apparent at times in these conversations. Let me again give you my viewpoint. First I do not bear any ill will towards priests, unlike a great number of older catholics who remember and compare the lives of the priests and bishops of our youth, with those of today. One of these groups above were badly formed, so take your best guess. Priests today are left as parish priests at too early an age and do not have the formation, nor the experience to handle the exigencies of parish life, let alone the aggressive actions of women whether they be feminists or female. They just are not experienced enough to face the modern woman’s outlook on life and are unfortunately unable to correct them or for the same reason teach the uninformed modern catholic (just converted) who are still full of the beliefs of the Christian cult they have left to join the Church. The RCIA is a complete and total failure in this regard and this is because many of the teachers of this well-intentioned group as members of the Church have only recently joined us or are humanists in their attitude towards the faith. Three of the premises taught in the North American RCIA, are from the viewpoint of an orthodox believer are heretical or should be in the funnies. One, the Pope is in Rome and we have to take care of ourselves here; two the Rosary is a prayer for peasants (Is the Pope a peasant?) and soon there will not be enough priests and we will have to do everything ourselves. Which I can assure you from the Sex that is teaching, means women will be offering the sacrifice. This is a denial of God’s providence. Can anyone tell me that God will leave us without an alter ego of His Son to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. How did the early Christians survive? I am sure they did not have many priests then but really are there not enough priests in the Church around the world. Are there not enough priestly vocations in Asia, Africa and Poland. Poland is surely taking up the slack in the UK. Perhaps it might be that the providential God does not like either the formation and or the candidates for the priesthood in North America and I wonder why. It is certainly not the mass, that is the concern, whether it is Tridentine or Novus Ordo, it seems that there are more Priests available in Asia and Africa where the Novus Ordo is the norm. Should we ask and consider, it might be a majority of the Bishops that are the problem? By the way I learnt very early in my life that criticism can be harsh in one’s life but I knew that one is sometimes cruel to be kind. Even today we hear the phrase “Tough love” and it is acceptable. How then can we today not make what are called judgment calls from moral observations and as a catholic be very concerned for the sake of the souls of priests. It is obvious that many of our priests as men lack fortitude and there is a certain lassitude, a procrastination even in one or two a prevarication about the manner in which they practice their chosen life’s work.

So I will rewrite those blogs and repost them.

 




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