why am I scornful?
And why should I not be? Look at the oddities, quirks and sheer foolishness being taught as Catholicism. Can you doubt or any reader doubt from the news and blogs published that the allowed teachings by the Hierarchs and priests are anyway near or approaching true Catholic Orthodoxy. The rationalization, spin and sheer ignorance of the faith that abounds in the Church today because of priests very carefully selecting the teachers for the euphemistically named RCIA program. Carefully chosen I might add to ease their burden of ensuring truth is taught. Locally most of what is taught is from the nether end of the bull.
I had a good comment about a point in the previous post. This good catholic mother wrote in agreement if we do not prepare for the Sacraments then why do we need cathechesis? The next and logical step would be as is happening already give Him to everybody, pseudo-christian, buddhist and of course those opinionated pols who smile and stick their knife into our beliefs. Why not?Here is my answer to the good woman.
"I have a good friend and teacher who visits with me. He tells me everything we do in this world is a preparation for the next. Each sacrament is part , a necessary part of the ladder that reaches Eternal Grace and step by step we climb it. There are no short cuts, no easy trail that goes up a mountain without a fall somewhere or a loss of breath,. How shocked will be those who stand before Him for an assessment of their Soul and what grace it has. How shocked they will be to find they have no grace, their opinions of God which are not charitable to Him destroyed it. How awful it will be for them to find Love has only one language that speaks active words for It (LOVE). That is, Love's instructions to do what the Beloved One has taught and teaches. We should not poison it with our opinions. Love must be an action done with honor and joy to give glory to Him who is Love. Did not Our Lord Jesus Christ say what we are to do if we love Him?"
It seems that we do not consider Prophecy and the Gospels in their true light. They are eternal and prophecies as precepts, warnings and directives should be held to be continuing for satan the filth is entirely incapable of creating new temptations and sin. He is a spiritual ignoramus without any kind of originality except for the first sin, his key to the Garden of Eden. We let him in and so many hierarchs are permitting his presence to continue.
I only hope that one of the seven last words upon the cross applies to them, the hierarchs I mean. "Forgive them for they know not what they do" This is pretty obvious they trust Catholics half educated in the faith who have their own agendas, believe in abortions and non natural birth control, allow these folks to spend funds given by Catholics (see previous blog) to spend those funds with no accounting to either the donors or the Ordinaries of the Dioceses that administer it. Although they, the often deliberately absent minded professors of our faith have no knowledge and in many cases as in the business world they do not want it, they the ordinaries will still give an accounting to God.
Then they will find their answer from the severe judge for their new found social justice that demands that charity is overruled by the material needs of the poor. My Goodness, that this should be happening under our noses, since we are now tarred by the same brush. What will Christ say to us who should know better and do not act accordingly