All Conversations in My Heart
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
  Knowledge base faith

Here are a few more thoughts on the state of the laity in the Church today. It is rapidly becoming, in the thought processes of the laity, very similar to the secular society, in how it acts and thinks. We all know, at least, amongst the older generation that today’s youth could not pass the English tests that we had to sit. I can write this with honesty because I read e-mails sent by several young catholics. Spelling is atrocious and opinions expressed are more than somewhat assertive and cannot be in the majority, corrected. The anger that results is not spiritually healthy. It has led to a reformation in the Church that is gradually aligning Her, with the protestant reformation of Luther. No need for the sacraments, just accept Jesus and you are saved. They, these children of ours, are so angry when we mention sin, and we must never, never mention the fourth commandment. In many young minds, what passes for knowledge is erroneous, and will lead to their dismay when they finally meet with Christ, the Just Judge. This attitude can be summed up as the Laity, in the main, has become very opinionated but internally ecstatically dumb. I challenge any of you to deny this and I will say your opinion and mine differs but I have experienced what I write.

Who will be blamed for their lack of learning about the Church and her doctrines, dogmas and traditions of worship and adoration? Those who did not teach them are or will be primarily responsible and there will be a dreadful awakening for those who did not take the responsibility to learn. I mean inform their conscience. How many young in the Church today were taught to follow their conscience? I would say that far more emphasis is laid on following the natural law. The error there is likely, we justify our version of the natural law by fuzzy thinking with our lower will and then the Passions, our gut feelings, are imposed and we were never meant to be full of the seven deadly sins. If I am wrong, ask our youth this question, “What are the seven deadly sins? Keep in mind three popes and Vatican 2 in its papers say the teachings of the Church cannot be changed by this council. It was pastoral not dogmatic.

 




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